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Spectrolab continues innovation in space with advanced solar cell technology

Spectrolab manufactures the solar cells that landed on the moon. These solar cells were a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, which has helped power America’s space for the past six years. This includes NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity, which lasted 15 years of operation on Mars. (Photo: Joel Kowsky/NASA via Getty Images)CAPE CANAVERAL, FL …

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How to see rare ‘bright at night’ clouds, thanks to climate change

Photo: Anna Anikina (Shutterstock) The era of the noctilescent cloud has arrived. Brilliant clouds at night are historically rare, beautiful formations of glistening ice crystals suspended in the upper atmosphere that were only visible in northern parts of the world in recent years. They’ve been crawling south steadily for four decades, so this could be …

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Surprise solar storm with ‘disruptive potential’ hits Earth

A stream of supercharged particles from the sun recently crashed into Earth without prior warning. (Image credit: Shutterstock) (opens in a new tab)Scientists were scratching their heads recently after a “potentially disruptive” solar storm crashed into Earth without warning. The surprise solar storm hit Earth just before midnight UTC on June 25 and continued for …

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Could gravity mystery soon be solved for Mars samples to endanger Earth? (The Galaxy Report)

Posted on June 27, 2022 in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Extraterrestrial life, Galaxies, Gravitational waves, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Multiverse, quantum physics, Science, Space News, Standard model of physics, Technology, Universe Today’s stories range from How the Higgs Boson Ruined Peter Higgs’ Life to Rogue Black Holes Might be Neither ‘Rogue’ Nor ‘Black Holes’ to The …

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Understand how planets form through red dwarf stars

Chilean astronomer Bárbara Rojas-Ayala at the Paranal/ESO Observatory. Barbara Rojas Ayala Chilean researcher Bárbara Rojas-Ayala has found a way to measure the “metallicity” of M-dwarf stars (red dwarfs), which could help science better understand how planets, stars and galaxies form. Rojas-Ayala, an associate professor at the University of Tarapacá and a researcher at the Center …

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Break the Strongest Chemical Bonds with Laser Shock Compression

Laser shock waves reaching several million atmospheres break the extremely strong triple bond of nitrogen molecules and release a fraction of the L-shell electrons from the dissociated atoms. Credit: Liam Krauss/LLNL Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recently obtained high-precision thermodynamic data on hot, dense nitrogen under extreme conditions that could lead to a …

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