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The new reality show promises to send the winner into space for 10 days

The show’s winning contender, dubbed “Space Hero,” could be launched into orbit as early as 2023, the production company behind the proposed series, also called Space Hero, said in a press release Thursday. The news was previously reported by Deadline. “Space Hero will offer anyone, from all backgrounds, the opportunity to become the world’s first elected space explorer to take …

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Mandatory quarantine issued for 11 other homes

EAST LANSING, Michigan (WILX) – The Ingham County Health Department has identified 11 other large homes in East Lansing with known exposure to COVID-19. Those currently living on these properties were ordered to immediately quarantine for the next two weeks. In total, 39 large homes are now in mandatory quarantine. Two houses have previously been removed from the list after …

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Scientists have just discovered an “impossible planet” orbiting too close to its parent star

In a discovery that could transform our understanding of astronomy, an international team of astronomers reported Wednesday that they believe an intact exoplanet is closely orbiting a white dwarf, something previously thought impossible. “We report the observation of a candidate giant planet transiting on the white dwarf WD 1856 + 534 every 1.4 days,” the authors write in an article …

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Phosphine gas, seen on Venus, is also produced by bacteria on Earth, but we don’t know exactly how

The world of science has been rocked by the recent revelation that Venus could host simple life forms. In the relevant article published Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy, the researchers detail their discovery that Venus’s upper atmosphere contains traces of gaseous phosphine. On Earth, phosphine is believed to be created by anaerobic bacteria – bacteria that live in oxygen-free …

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The Great Red Spot of Jupiter stars in Hubble’s new vision of the planet’s insane storms

The Hubble Space Telescope took this gorgeous look at Jupiter and its moon Europa in August 2020. NASA, ESA, A. Simon (NASA / GSFC), M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley) and the OPAL team Jupiter is nothing like the Earth. The swirling, tumultuous atmosphere of the gas giant is filled with savage storms. The planet’s colorful cloud bands stand out …

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The folded and layered terrain of Venus indicates volcanic origin

This image is a composite of data from NASA’s Magellan spacecraft and Pioneer Venus Orbiter. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech An international team of researchers has found some of the oldest land Venus, known as tesserae, have a layering that seems consistent with volcanic activity. The discovery could provide insights into the geological history of the enigmatic planet. Tesserae are tectonically …

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Jupiter and its moon Europa sparkle in NASA’s new Hubble photo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) – Jupiter and its tempting moon Europa shine in a new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble snapped the image last month, when the planet was 653 million kilometers away, and the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore released it Thursday. Europa, which is smaller than our moon, appears as a pale dot next to …

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