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Astronaut requirements changing rapidly with private spaceflyers, long-duration missions – Space.com

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NASA’s 2017 Class of Astronauts participate in graduation ceremonies at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, on Jan. 10, 2020. This is the first class to graduate under the Artemis program, and the 13 astronauts are now eligible for assignments to the International Space Station, Artemis missions to the moon, and ultimately, missions to Mars. (Image credit: NASA)
Being an astronaut of the 2020s will be completely different than it was for any astronaut that came before, a panel of spacef…

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The diabolical ironclad beetle is practically indestructible. Now scientists know why – CNET

Drive over the beetle in your car and it won’t even break a sweat. How does it do it?

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You can accidentally stomp on the diabolical ironclad beetle and it won’t even flinch. Go one further — drive over it in your car — and that won’t cause the critter any trouble at all, either. Its exoskeleton is one of the toughest in the animal kingdom. And scientists now believe they know why.
In a study, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, researchers have unraveled the secrets of the diabolical ironclad beetle’s astounding crush-resistance and demonstrate how new…

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Defining Moment in Human Evolution: Turbulent Era Sparked Leap in Human Behavior, Technology 320,000 Years Ago – SciTechDaily

New drill core shows a boom-bust landscape in the east African rift valley at a defining moment in human evolution, technology and culture. For hundreds of thousands…

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Drill core site. In seeking to understand the major evolutionary transition they had uncovered at Olorgesailie in 2018, Potts and his team had been frustrated by a large 180,000-year gap in the region’s environmental record. To learn about how the region changed during that period, they had to look elsewhere. They arranged to have a Nairobi company drill in the nearby Koora basin, extracting sediment from as deep into the earth as they could. The drill site, about 15 miles from the archaeological…

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NASA Will Announce an ‘Exciting New Discovery About The Moon’ on Monday – ScienceAlert

According to the latest dispatch from NASA, the space agency has an “exciting new discovery about the Moon” coming on Monday 26 October.

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According to the latest dispatch from NASA, the space agency has an “exciting new discovery about the Moon” coming on Monday 26 October.
Curiously, the new results are courtesy of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). It’s the world’s largest airborne observatory, and is actually a Boeing 747SP plane with a hole cut out in it, modified to carry a large reflecting telescope. 
Unlike Earth-bound telescopes, SOFIA soars some 11 kilometres (38,000 ft) above the ground, high in…

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