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Scientists unearth remains of one of Europe's biggest predatory dinosaurs

Scientists unearth remains of one of Europe’s biggest predatory dinosaurs

The remains of a spinosaurid, a predatory dinosaur with two legs and a crocodile-like face, were discovered on the Isle of Wight, an island off the south coast of England. The spinosaurid, which lived about 125 million years ago, would have measured more than 10 meters (about 33 feet) in length and weighed several tons, …

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Mariella Moon

NASA’s James Webb telescope gets hit by a micrometeroid | Engadget

Astronomers everywhere have high hopes for NASA’s James Webb telescope. It’s supposed to give us an insight into the first stars and galaxies that ever formed and into the atmospheres of potentially habitable exoplanets. That is why NASA and its partners had engineered it to be able to withstand harsh situations, such as being bombarded …

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Rocket Report: Four Falcon Heavy launches this year; meet the Baguette-one

Rocket Report: Four Falcon Heavy launches this year; meet the Baguette-one

Enlarge / A French startup named its rockets the Baguette-one and the Orbital-Baguette-1. HyPrSpace Welcome to Edition 4.46 of the Rocket Report! This report is coming to you a day early because I’ll be on vacation for a while—long enough that there may not be a newsletter next week. We’ll see. In terms of happenings …

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NASA Says a Tiny Space Rock Has Impacted The James Webb Space Telescope

NASA Says a Tiny Space Rock Has Impacted The James Webb Space Telescope

In its new home far from Earth, the James Webb Space Telescope maybe isn’t quite as alone as it seems. The pocket of space occupied by the telescope isn’t a total vacuum – and now the inevitable has happened, with a tiny piece of rock, a micrometeorite, colliding with one of Webb’s mirror segments.   …

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James Webb Space Telescope in Space Artist

NASA’s $10 Billion Webb Space Telescope Struck by Micrometeoroid

This artist’s conception shows the fully unfolded James Webb Space Telescope in space. Credit: Adriana Manrique Gutierrez, NASA Animator James Webb Space Telescope sustained an impact to one of its primary mirror segments between May 23 and 25. Micrometeoroid strikes are an unavoidable aspect of operating any spacecraft, which routinely sustain many impacts over the …

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NASA’s new powerful space telescope gets hit by larger than expected micrometeoroid

NASA’s new powerful space telescope gets hit by larger than expected micrometeoroid

NASA’s new powerful space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, got pelted by a larger than expected micrometeoroid at the end of May, causing some detectable damage to one of the spacecraft’s 18 primary mirror segments. The impact means that the mission team will have to correct for the distortion created by the strike, but …

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Axial Higgs Mode

Physicists Discover Elusive New Particle Through Tabletop Experiment

An interdisciplinary team led by Boston College physicists has discovered a new particle – or a previously undetectable quantum excitation – known as the axial Higgs mode, a magnetic relative of the mass-defining Higgs Boson particle, the team reports in the journal Nature. Credit: Nature Materials that contain the axial Higgs mode could serve as …

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