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Tapestry of blazing starbirth

Hubble Space Telescope’s iconic images and scientific breakthroughs have redefined our view of the Universe. To commemorate three decades of scientific discoveries, this image is one of the most photogenic examples of the many turbulent stellar nurseries the telescope has... Continue Reading →

Bendy, ultra-thin solar cell

ESA has backed the creation of this flexible, ultra-thin solar cell to deliver the best power to mass ratio for space missions. Just about 0.02 mm thick – thinner than a human hair – the prototype solar cells were developed... Continue Reading →

Solar Orbiter’s first views of the Sun

This animation shows a series of views of the Sun captured with the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) on ESA’s Solar Orbiter on 30 May 2020. They show the Sun’s appearance at a wavelength of 17 nanometers, which is in the... Continue Reading →

Voila…

I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts. On that note, have a good end of the year! Cheers,

Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work

To understand how COVID-19 vaccines work, it helps to first look at how our bodies fight illness. When germs, such as the virus that causes COVID-19, invade our bodies, they attack and multiply. This invasion, called an infection, is what... Continue Reading →

Do You Love Me?

Boston Dynamics’ has released a video of their robots dancing to The Contours’ Do You Love Me. https://youtu.be/fn3KWM1kuAw The video shows Atlas, Spot, and Handle – Boston Dynamics’ humanoid, canine, and logistics robots respectively – moving in a coordinated routine to the beat... Continue Reading →

Jupiter and Saturn Great Conjunction: The Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aokGqxVdpz0&feature=emb_logo Yes, but have you seen a movie of Jupiter and Saturn's Great Conjunction? The featured time-lapse video was composed from a series of images taken from Thailand and shows the two giant planets as they angularly passed about a tenth of a degree... Continue Reading →

Light Smokers May Not Escape Nicotine Addiction

Even people who consider themselves to be casual cigarette smokers may be addicted, according to current diagnostic criteria. Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and Duke University found that many light smokers — those who smoke one to four... Continue Reading →

Prominences of the Sun

The prominences of the Sun are solar filaments of matter projected above its surface and characterizing the activity of the Sun. This activity seems to vary by up to another within a cycle.In absolute terms, solar activity is regulated by a cycle... Continue Reading →

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