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Wallops Island rocket launch will be visible from south-central Pennsylvania – WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.

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Scientists solve puzzle surrounding reptile with neck half of its entire length which lived about 242… – Hindustan Times

Field Museum took to Twitter to share a post detailing various interesting facts discovered about the reptile.

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A reptile species, which lived during the Middle Triassic period about 242 million years ago, named Tanystropheus with a really long neck has been puzzling scientists ever since a fossil was discovered back in 1852. However, recently, in a new study, scientists unveiled some absolutely amazing facts surrounding the animal. This news soon reached social media, and has since created quite a buzz online.
“For those people who are interested in Triassic reptiles, it’s always been not only an iconic…

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NASA drops racially charged nicknames of celestial bodies – CNN

Grocery store items, pro sports teams, and country music bands have all changed their names this year to be less racially insensitive.

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(CNN)Grocery store items, pro sports teams, and country music bands have all removed racially insensitive names.
Now, NASA is adding celestial bodies to the list that includes Aunt Jemima, the Washington Football Team and hitmakers The Chicks and Lady A.
“Eskimo Nebula” and “Siamese Twins Galaxy” are out, for example.
“Nicknames are often more approachable and public-friendly than official names for cosmic objects, such as Barnard 33, whose nickname ‘the Horsehead Nebula’ invokes its appearan…

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NASA Advanced Rapid Imaging Satellite Maps Blast Damage: Beirut Explosion Aftermath – SciTechDaily

Scientists are using satellite data to map ground surface changes in the aftermath of the recent explosion. NASA’s Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team, in collaboration with the Earth Observatory of Singapore, used satellite-derived synthetic aper…

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NASA’s ARIA team, in collaboration with the Earth Observatory of Singapore, used satellite data to map the extent of likely damage following a massive explosion in Beirut. Dark red pixels represent the most severe damage. Areas in orange are moderately damaged, and areas in yellow are likely to have sustained somewhat less damage. Each colored pixel represents an area of 30 meters (33 yards). The map contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data processed by ESA (European Space Agency) and analyzed…

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