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NASA selects SpaceX to launch mission studying interstellar space – Spaceflight Now

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This illustration shows the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe observing signals from the interaction of the solar wind with the winds of other stars. Credit: NASA
NASA has awarded SpaceX a $109 million contract to launch the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe, a NOAA space weather observatory, a robotic scout to map water on the moon, and two other ridealong payloads on a single Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in 2024.
The rideshare mission’s primary passenger is IMAP, a…

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NASA JPL provides more details about Perseverance Rover’s 3D printed metal parts – 3DPMN

NASA is exploring additive manufacturing to build rocket engines as well as potential outposts on the Moon and Mars. Nearer in the future is a different milesto…

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NASA is exploring additive manufacturing to build rocket engines as well as potential outposts on the Moon and Mars. Nearer in the future is a different milestone: NASA’s Perseverance rover, which lands on the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021, carries 11 metal parts made with 3D printing (some of which were produced by Carpenter Technology as we reported in this exclusive interview for 3dpbm’s AM Focus 2020 Service Providers eBook)
Using 3D printing allows engineers to play with unique designs and t…

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Largest Mass Extinction In The History Of The Earth Linked To Rising Carbon-Dioxide Levels – Forbes

Approximately 252 million years ago, 96% of all life forms existing on Earth became extinct. A new study suggests that volcanism and the release of large amount…

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The early ancestors of modern mammals were among the victims of the mass extinction at the end of …

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Hubble has captured a stunning image of a star that’s still being born – DIYphotography

7,500 light-years away (or approximately 44,090,000,000,000,000 miles) from our tiny rock floating through space is the Soul Nebula (also known as Westerhout 5)…

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7,500 light-years away (or approximately 44,090,000,000,000,000 miles) from our tiny rock floating through space is the Soul Nebula (also known as Westerhout 5) in the constellation of Cassiopeia. And in one tiny section of that nebula is J025157.5+600606, a dense gaseous formation in which planets are born.
They’re called Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules (FrEGGs – no, not these), which were only discovered a few years ago. This particular one occupies an extremely small part of the S…

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