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How To Watch Mercury's Transit Across The Sun This Morning

Last week, we wrote about one way to get perspective on your problems by comparing them to, well, the size of entire planets and galaxies. In case you want to feel even more insignificant , as of 7:35 am EST today and for an estimated five and a half hours, Mercury will cross the face of the sun; the transit …

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Watch Mercury Cut Across the Sun Today

Monday just got a lot more interesting: In a rare transit event, Mercury is set to cross in front of the Sun today. Using proper safety equipment skygazers across the globe can watch as a tiny dark spot slowly moves across the brightest star. From about 7:35 am EST to 1:04 p.m. EST today, Mercury will be visible from Earth …

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NASA's NICER telescope on ISS captures X-burst recording setting

NASA has detected a massive thermonuclear explosion coming from outer space, caused by a massive thermonuclear flash on the surface of a pulsar – the crushed remains of a star that long ago exploded like a supernova. The explosion released as much energy in 20 seconds as the sun does in almost ten days. NASA's Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer …

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Space-class CPU: How do you send more computing power into space?

Mars is beckoning. NASA Phobos-Grunt, perhaps the most ambitious deep space mission ever attempted by Russia, crashed into the sea in early 2012. The spaceship would land on the battered Mars moon Phobos, collect ground samples and bring them back to Earth . Instead, it landed helplessly in the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) for a few weeks as its on-board …

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Danish health research becomes part of the international space station

Cosmos The European Space Agency (ESA) has just signed a contract of DKK 7.75 million for the development of intelligent training clothing that will monitor the fitness level of astronauts in space. The physiological part of the research behind the clothing is led by the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, and the results from space can …

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DNA is just one of millions of possible genetic molecules Researchers estimated a zoo of millions

Researchers have found that there are probably millions of ways to store biological information. But why does biology do it the way it does? Credit: Used under CC0 1.0 license Biology encodes information in DNA and RNA, which are complex molecules that are fine-tuned to their functions. But are they the only way to store hereditary molecular information? Some scientists …

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SpaceX reads upgraded Starlink satellites for launch – Spaceflight Now

"Since the last launch of Starlink satellites in May, SpaceX has increased the end-user spectrum capability through design upgrades that maximize the use of both Ka and Ku bands," SpaceX wrote in a press kit for Monday's launch. "In addition, components in each satellite are 100% removable and will quickly burn up into the Earth's atmosphere at the end of …

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