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The mystery of Jupiter’s powerful X-ray neuror has finally been solved

Mysterious X-rays from Jupiter’s Northern Lights suggests that the giant planet’s “northern lights” may have unexpected similarities with Earth’s, a new study finds. Auroras, the shining rays, known as northern or southern lights on Earth, seen over the poles of a number of planets across the solar system. These dancing lights are produced when energetic particles from the sun or …

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NASA will attempt a ‘risky’ maneuver to fix its damaged Hubble Space Telescope as early as next week

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has been offline for almost a month. The telescope’s payload computer – a machine from the 1980s that controls and monitors all of the spacecraft’s scientific instruments – abruptly stopped working on 13 June. Engineers have been troubleshooting the problem ever since, but with little success. However, a recent NASA announcement suggests a glimmer of hope: …

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SpaceX cargo capsule squirts into the Gulf of Mexico – Spaceflight now

A Cargo Dragon capsule smokes away from the International Space Station on Thursday and heads for a splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico. Credit: Thomas Pesquet / ESA / NASA Wrapping a 36-day mission to the International Space Station, a SpaceX Cargo Dragon capsule plunged into the Gulf of Mexico Friday night with biomedical experiments, space travel equipment and other …

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How many atoms are there in the observable universe?

All matter in the universe – no matter how big, small, young or old – consists of atoms. Each of these building blocks consists of a positively charged nucleus composed of protons and neutrons, and negatively charged electrons orbiting. The number of protons, neutrons and electrons that an atom has determines which element it belongs to the periodic system and …

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A super new theory to explain superconductivity

A researcher at the University of Tsukuba introduces a new theoretical model for high temperature superconductivity, where electric current can flow with zero resistance, which can lead to extremely efficient energy production and transmission. A scientist from the Division of Quantum Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Tsukuba has formulated a new theory of superconductivity. Based on the calculation …

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