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Four discoveries from the Webb telescope about distant galaxies

Four discoveries from the Webb telescope about distant galaxies

Astronomers have found these two distant galaxies in the same small part of the sky. They estimate that the person on the right dates back to 300 million years after the Big Bang.Credit: JWST GLASS Survey NASA/CSA/ESA/STScI; Pascal Oche / University of Geneva NASA built the state-of-the-art James Webb Space Telescope to look into the …

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The Mars sample return mission adds two helicopters, and roving clips

The Mars sample return mission adds two helicopters, and roving clips

The campaign to bring samples from Mars to Earth will now include two small helicopters. NASA officials involved in the Mars Sample Return (MSR) effort announced today (July 27) that they plan to redesign the mission, abandoning a previous concept that called for the European Space Agency (ESA) to “bring the craft” that would touch …

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The first mission to return samples from another planet will land on Earth in 2033

The first mission to return samples from another planet will land on Earth in 2033

As Perseverance searches the site of an ancient lake that existed billions of years ago, it collects rocks and soil. This material is important because it could contain evidence of past microorganisms that would reveal whether life existed on Mars. Scientists will have the opportunity to use some of the most advanced tools around the …

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Eruptive volcanoes on Mars have deposited a rare mineral in the crater of the Curiosity rover

Eruptive volcanoes on Mars have deposited a rare mineral in the crater of the Curiosity rover

The mysterious discovery of a concentrated piece of the rare mineral quartz in the Gale Crater region of Mars by the Curiosity rover in 2016 was finally explained by researchers. A team of planetary scientists from Rice University, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) believe that the concentrated portion of …

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Recording the order of gene expression in DNA by adding CRISPR to barcodes Retron – Nature

Recording the order of gene expression in DNA by adding CRISPR to barcodes Retron – Nature

Simon, A. J., Ellington, A. D. & Finkelstein, I. J. Retrons and their applications in genome engineering. Res nucleic acids. 4711007–11019 (2019). CAS PubMed Central Article Google Scholar Barango, R et al. CRISPR provides acquired resistance to viruses in prokaryotes. Sciences 3151709-1712 (2007). ADS CAS PubMed Google Scholar Article Church, GM, Gao, Y. & Kosuri, …

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Black Widow is the heaviest neutron star after devouring its stellar companion

Black Widow is the heaviest neutron star after devouring its stellar companion

Called a neutron star, the dense, crumbling remains of a massive star weigh more than twice the mass of our sun, making it the heaviest neutron star known to date. The object rotates 707 times per second, which also makes it one of the fastest spinning neutron stars in the Milky Way. The neutron star …

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USPS Celebrates James Webb Space Telescope – Newsroom – About.usps.com

USPS Celebrates James Webb Space Telescope – Newsroom – About.usps.com

26 July 2022 The device seeks to answer old questions as it uncovers new cosmic mysteries what or what: The James Webb Space Telescope, the largest and most sensitive ever launched, can peer into the boundaries of the known universe. The US Postal Service will celebrate this remarkable device with the James Webb Space Telescope …

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