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China launches the tenth triplet of their Yaogan 30 remote sensing satellites, and their fairings now have parachutes to constrain landing locations.
ULA’s Intern Rocket program launched three rockets named Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato, allowing interns to get experience working on hardware and network with mentors.
Star SGR1935+2154 is a neutron star that periodically gives off gamma-ray radiation, and scientists recently predicted the next outburst which occurred in June as expected.
Four new teenage planets were found orbiting two separate but related stars in data collected by the TESS spacecraft, adding to the theory of planetary formation.
Samples taken from sedimentary rocks in South Africa have been found to contain microfossils of 3.42 billion year old methanogen microbes.
Researchers recently postulated that exoplanets with a tilt similar to the Earth’s will develop more complex life than planets that are upright and do not experience seasons.
Uncrewed sailing vehicles are being deployed into the pools of cool air beneath thunderstorms to understand how convection cells work.
Researchers discovered that the water near hydrothermal vents appears to be ancient, implying that dissolved organics from the deep past are somehow released in or near hydrothermal vents.
Researchers report that Mercury may have a large iron core because the Sun’s early magnetic field was strong enough to pull iron in the planetary disk close to its orbit.