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Swirling Clouds in Jupiter’s Dynamic North North Temperate Belt

Jupiter discovered to be inhomogeneous – Metallicity reveals new clues to planet’s origin

A multitude of swirling clouds in Jupiter’s dynamic north-north temperate belt are captured in this image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Credit: Image enhanced by Gerald Eichstädt and Sean Doran (CC BY-NC-SA) based on images courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS New research reveals that[{” attribute=””>Jupiter’s gaseous envelope doesn’t have a homogeneous distribution and its metallicity reveals clues about …

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Watch Blue Origin launch its fifth passenger flight to the far reaches of space

On Saturday morning, aerospace company Blue Origin is set to conduct its fifth sightseeing flight, sending a crew of six to the far reaches of space and out of West Texas. Once again, this is a flight without any big celebrities on board, as the company moves on to making those quick space jaunts relatively …

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Scientists announce breakthrough in determining origin of life on Earth and possibly Mars

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain Scientists from the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution announced today that ribonucleic acid (RNA), an analog of DNA that was likely the first genetic material of life, forms spontaneously on basalt lava glass. This glass was abundant on Earth 4.35 billion years ago. Similar basalts from this antiquity survive on Mars …

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Astronomers detect new radio source of unknown origin

Tricolor HST image of NGC 2082 superimposed on ASKAP and ATCA contours. The inset image at lower left provides a zoom in from J054149.24–641813.7, showing the absence of any optical counterpart. Credit: Balzan et al., 2022. During observations of the radio continuum of a spiral galaxy known as NGC 2082, Australian astronomers discovered a mysterious …

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