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Sherpa tug yet to start raising orbit a month after launch

WASHINGTON — A Sherpa tug launched a month ago is still undergoing commissioning and has yet to start maneuvers as its orbit gradually decays. Spaceflight Inc.’s Sherpa-LTC2 tug launched Sept. 4 as a rideshare payload on a Falcon 9 launch of 51 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The rocket placed …

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Massive groundwater contamination plume continues to spread in Ann Arbor area

SCIO TOWNSHIP, Mich (WXYZ) — “At this point, we’re concerned it will affect the value of the property but more concerned that it will start affecting people’s health,” Elaine Brock said outside her home in Scio Township, near Ann Arbor . Brock is one of a number of Scio Township residents whose well was recently …

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Op-Ed: The very first stars, and maybe the Uncertainty Principle finds a use for itself

The James Webb Telescope will peer into one of the earliest phases of the Universe. — © AFP The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is doing a lot of very interesting work, but this case is very special work. This is looking way back to the very start of a functional universe as we know …

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FILING DEADLINE–Kuznicki Law PLLC Announces Class Action on Behalf of Shareholders of Fulgent Genetics, Inc.

CEDARHURST, NY, October 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The securities litigation law firm of Kuznicki Law PLLC issues this alert to shareholders of Fulgent Genetics, Inc. (NasdaqGM: FLGT), if they purchased the Company’s securities between March 22, 2019 and August 4, 2022, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Shareholders have until November 21, 2022 to file lead plaintiff …

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Australia commits to zero extinctions with new plan to protect 30% of land

CNN — Australia, which has one of the world’s worst records on extinctions, on Tuesday announced a 10-year plan to prevent any more species from dying out in the country by protecting its most threatened plants and animals. Launching the plan at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia’s Minister for the Environment and Water Tanya Plibersek …

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Stanford researchers create a new technique for controlling protein production

Thanks to new RNA vaccines, we humans have been able to protect ourselves incredibly quickly from new viruses like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These vaccines insert a piece of ephemeral genetic material into the body’s cells, which then read its code and churn out a specific protein – in this case, telltale “spikes” …

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NASA asteroid crash leaves trail of debris more than 6,000 miles long

Astronomers captured images of the comet-like trail using a telescope located in Chile. October 5, 2022Updated: October 5, 2022 at 1:44 pm Astronomers using the NSF’s NOIRLab’s SOAR telescope in Chile captured the vast plume of dust and debris blasted from the surface of the asteroid Dimorphos by NASA’s DART spacecraft when it impacted on …

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Iconic James Webb Space Telescope images get X-ray vision

Four of the first science-quality images from NASA’s newest observatory have received a boost from X-ray vision. The: James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) images revealed this summer instantly became iconic, but a new team-up with NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory shows that despite being the most powerful space telescope yet built, JWST isn’t going to examine …

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