Thursday, December 1, 2022
The James Webb Space Telescope achieved another major milestone today, successfully extending its secondary mirror as it continues to sail seamlessly through its never-before-conducted deployment sequence on the way to its destination. The 2.4-foot-wide (0.74 meters) secondary mirror sits attached...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Worcester Polytechnic Institute President Laurie Leshin has announced that she is stepping down at the end of the current academic year to become the director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, the school’s trustees...
Processes in Earth’s upper atmosphere create bright swaths of color known as airglow, as seen here in an image taken from the International Space Station. Credit: NASA New research using data from NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk,...
SAN FRANCISCO — An initial set of images taken by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shows that the spacecraft’s primary mirror is performing as expected during its months-long alignment process. NASA released Feb. 11 an image mosaic taken by one...
The shroud of thick clouds veiling the surface of Venus has been peeled back — thanks to the NASA Parker Solar Probe. The stunning observations reveal a planet marked with continents, flat expanses, and ranging highlands. These features have...
Although summer may not surrender easily, Friday, in its meteorological and astronomical signs seemed to show that we are inching our way toward fall.With less than two weeks until the autumn equinox, on Sept. 22, our temperatures seem to...
The chemical in the sunblock is fine until the coral alters it. Source
Traces of ancient life were locked inside a 2.5 billion-year-old ruby from Greenland, according to a new study.The planet's oldest rubies, sparkling red gemstones made up of a transparent red mineral called corundum, are found in Greenland. While searching...
Bees offer minimal protection against Asian giant hornet attacks, leading to quick destruction of entire bee colonies. Credit: iStock/Bruno Uehara Chemicals used as bait to trap and track so-called ‘murder hornets’ as they expand their footprint in the Western...

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