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Archive for September 6th, 2023

Caroline Herschel was England’s first female professional astronomer, but still lacks name recognition two centuries later

September 6th, 2023 by

Caroline Herschel, the first English professional female astronomer, made contributions to astronomy that are still important to the field today.

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Earliest magnetic galaxy ever detected offers clues about Milky Way history

September 6th, 2023 by

The magnetic field is a thousand times weaker than Earth’s, but is spread out across 16,000 light years.

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Space junk in Earth orbit and on the moon will increase with future missions ? but nobody’s in charge of cleaning it up

September 6th, 2023 by

There’s a lot of trash on the moon right now – including nearly 100 bags of human waste. But whose responsibility is it to clean it up?

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Eerie, ultra-detailed photo of a lightning ‘sprite’ exposes one of nature’s least understood phenomena

September 6th, 2023 by

An astronomer in Slovakia captured the rare luminous phenomenon as it briefly flashed in Earth’s upper atmosphere during a thunderstorm.

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‘Ahsoka’ season 1 episode 4 review: Fateful encounters and a return

September 6th, 2023 by

The fourth episode of Ahsoka is an excellent midpoint chapter packed with gorgeous duels and leads into an unpredictable second half of the season.

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See the half-lit last quarter moon ride the Bull tonight

September 6th, 2023 by

The half-illuminated moon will have a close encounter with the Bull on Wednesday (Sept. 6) when the last quarter moon rises in Taurus just before midnight.

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Sleeping on the ISS isn’t easy. This lamp for astronauts could help

September 6th, 2023 by

To assist astronauts with their sleep schedules, scientists developed a lamp synchronized to their circadian rhythms.

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SpaceX stacks giant Starship rocket ahead of 2nd test flight (photos)

September 6th, 2023 by

SpaceX has stacked its giant Starship vehicle on the launch pad in South Texas, a major milestone ahead of an impending test flight from the site.

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