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Remembering 9/11: NASA Astronauts Pay Tribute from Space – Space.com

A New York City Fire Department patch floats in the Cupola window of the International Space Station on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. (Image: © NASA) On the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, NASA astronauts paid tribute to the heroes who risked their lives to save others on that day…

Scientists detect the ringing of a newborn black hole for the first time – Phys.org

Credit: CC0 Public Domain If Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity holds true, then a black hole, born from the cosmically quaking collisions of two massive black holes, should itself “ring” in the aftermath, producing gravitational waves much like a struck bell reverbates sound waves. Einstein predicted that the particular pitch and decay of these…

Mineral never before found naturally on Earth discovered in meteorite – Phys.org

September 11, 2019 report SEM BSE images showing edscottite with taenite, low-Ni iron, and nickelphosphide in the polished Wedderburn section UCLA 143. (a) Overview. (b, c, and d) Enlarged BSE images of rectangular regions outlined in panel a. Credit: American Mineralogist (2019). DOI: 10.2138/am-2019-7102 A team of researchers from the California Institute of Technology, the…

Research redefines lower limit for planet size habitability – Phys.org

In this artist’s concept, the moon Ganymede orbits the giant planet Jupiter. A saline ocean under the moon’s icy crust best explains shifting in the auroral belts measured by the Hubble telescope. Astronomers have long wondered whether Jupiter’s moons would be habitable if radiation from the sun increased. Credit: NASA/ESA In The Little Prince, the…

‘Procedurally unfair’: Disqualified cannabis lottery winners file legal challenge against AGCO

Eleven Ontario cannabis retail lottery winners have filed a legal challenge against the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) for disqualifying them from the lottery process, arguing the AGCO’s decision was “fundamentally wrong” and reached by a “procedurally unfair process.”Seven of those eleven lottery winners — chosen on Aug. 20 — used addresses linked…