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NASA will make its second attempt at its debut rocket launch to the Moon on Saturday

NASA plans to make a second attempt to launch its giant next-generation moon rocket on Saturday, Sept. 3, five days after a pair of technical problems botched an initial attempt to get the craft off the ground for the first time. agency officials said. Tuesday. But prospects for success on Saturday appeared clouded by weather reports predicting just a 40% chance of favorable conditions that day, while the US space agency admitted some outstanding technical issues remain to be resolved.

Fossilized trunk of ancient giant elephant found in Israel

A fossilized tusk from a giant prehistoric elephant that once roamed the Mediterranean has emerged from a dig site in southern Israel, offering what archaeologists said was a rare insight into the lives of the area’s early inhabitants. The 2.5-meter-long tusk from the ancient straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) is estimated to be about half a million years old and was found in an area where stone and flint tools and other animal remains have been found.

NASA delays debut Artemis flight of New Moon rocket after engine cooling problem

An engine cooling problem forced NASA on Monday to delay by at least four days the debut test launch of the colossal new rocket it plans to use for future astronaut flights to the Moon, more than 50 years after the mission of lunar end of Apollo. The space agency declined to set an exact time frame for retrying a launch of the mission, called Artemis I. But a second attempt was still possible as early as Friday, depending on the outcome of further data analysis, they said. senior NASA officials at a press conference. hours after the count was interrupted.

The remains of a large dinosaur skeleton were discovered in Portugal

Paleontologists have been working far away in a Portuguese backyard to uncover the remains of what may be the largest dinosaur ever found in Europe, University of Lisbon researchers said. The fossilized fragments of the dinosaur were first discovered in 2017 by a property owner in the town of Pombal in central Portugal while doing construction work.

Nicole Mann says she’s proud to be the first Native American woman in space

Nicole Aunapu Mann has waited nine long years for her chance to go into space. And if all goes according to plan, that wait will end on October 3, when she will lead NASA’s Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station.

Scientists find clues to what makes the ‘immortal jellyfish’ immortal

Scientists in Spain have unlocked the genetic code of the immortal jellyfish – a creature capable of repeatedly reverting to a juvenile state – in the hope of unlocking the secret of their unique longevity and finding new clues about aging. to man. In their study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Maria Pascual-Torner, Victor Quesada and colleagues at the University of Oviedo mapped the genetic sequence of Turritopsis dohrnii, the only known species of jellyfish capable of returning to repeatedly. in a larval stage after sexual reproduction.

Analysis: Scientists seek to solve ozone threat to Africa’s food security

Plant scientist Felicity Hayes inspects her crops inside one of eight small domed greenhouses set against the Welsh hills. Potted pigeon pea and spring planted papaya are leafy and green, soon to bear fruit. In a neighboring greenhouse, the same plants look sick and stunted. Pigeon pea is an old yellow with pale leaves; papaya trees only reach half the height.

Parched UAE turns to science to suppress more precipitation from clouds

As a twin-turboprop plane takes off under the scorching desert sun with dozens of salt canisters strapped to its wings, UAE meteorological official Abullah al-Hammadi scans weather maps on computer screens for cloud formations. At 9,000 feet above sea level, the plane drops salt flares at the most promising white clouds, hoping to induce rain.

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