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NASA’s Juno spacecraft snaps image of two massive storms on Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft snaps image of two massive storms on Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back a new image of Jupiter showing two huge storms currently taking place on the planet. According to NASA's mission update, the new image was captured during Juno's most recent flyby in late December, the spacecraft having managed to capture Jupiter's iconic Great Red Spot, as well as another less colorful storm, in the same stunning photo.

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Relativity Space wins USAF contract to launch from Cape Canaveral

Relativity Space wins USAF contract to launch from Cape Canaveral

Aerospace startup Relativity Space has been given permission to launch its rockets from Cape Canaveral, the company has revealed, paving the way for its anticipated launches into low-Earth orbit starting next year. The company will use Cape Canaveral's LC-16 launch pad, which was previously used by the US Air Force into the 1980s.

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Amazon re:MARS heads to the desert to talk AI, automation, and space

Amazon re:MARS heads to the desert to talk AI, automation, and space

Amazon has announced that it'll be heading to Las Vegas later this year to host a new conference centered around AI, automation, and space. The event, which has been dubbed re:MARS, will run for four days in June and Amazon claims it will "bring together innovative minds with diverse skill sets." Those who are excited for the future of AI might want to consider registering for the event, even if attending means heading into the desert in the middle of summer.

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Researchers make ice repelling materials breakthrough

Researchers make ice repelling materials breakthrough

Ice is one of the most significant hazards to drivers and pilots and is blamed for multibillion-dollar losses each year in the US. Ice causes all manner of delays in air travel and damages infrastructure, power generation equipment, and power transmission facilities each year. Scientists from the University of Houston have made a breakthrough in repelling ice that could have uses in multiple industries.

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Chang’e 4 cotton seed experiment fails as the plant dies

Chang’e 4 cotton seed experiment fails as the plant dies

Earlier this week, we talked about the first plant to sprout on the far side of the moon as part of China's Chang'e 4 mission. The scientific world was aflutter with word of the little cotton seed having sprouted. Word has now surfaced that the young plant has died.

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NASA’s newest Ultima Thule images reveal object’s slow rotation

NASA’s newest Ultima Thule images reveal object’s slow rotation

A new animation shows Ultima Thule as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft approached it over the duration of seven hours. The animation reveals the object's rotation as it grows larger, and is joined by a processed alternative that eliminates the size change, leaving only the rotation. The animation was created using raw images taken by NASA's spacecraft, which were enhanced for the looping sequence.

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The Office just brought Steve Carell to Netflix for a new show: Space Force

The Office just brought Steve Carell to Netflix for a new show: Space Force

The immense success of The Office streaming on Netflix just catapulted Steve Carell back into the limelight with a new comedy series. The series is called Space Force, and by the way Netflix describes it, it'll basically be like Dunder Mifflin with less paper but no less wacky nonsense whatsoever. This "new workplace comedy series" is set to be co-created by Steve Carell and The Office's Greg Daniels.

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AI and drones give farmers an edge as SeeTree takes off

AI and drones give farmers an edge as SeeTree takes off

The smart farmer may want to park a drone next to their tractor, with startup SeeTree promising to use AI and sensor-packed UAVs to bring big data to agriculture. Hovering out of stealth mode today, SeeTree is promising to make a new "intelligence network" for trees, as a way to squeeze more efficiency out of food production.

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Concept Design Report shows off CERN’s plans for Future Circular Collider

Concept Design Report shows off CERN’s plans for Future Circular Collider

Scientists at CERN have been using the already big Large Hadron Collider (LHC) for scientific studies and breakthroughs for years now. The team at CERN is looking to the future with a much, much larger collider that is called the Futur Circular Collider (FCC) and has published the Conceptual Design Report (CDR) that shows different options for the future device.

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Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 operations expected to resume by week’s end

Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 operations expected to resume by week’s end

The Hubble has been used by NASA to make some incredible discoveries over the years. The space telescope has also been a bit of trouble as well requiring multiple astronaut visits to fix issues over its lifetime. The most recent trouble for the Hubble came with an anomaly that forced the Wide Field Camera 3 to stop functioning.

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New ultra-fast 3D printing technology uses resin and light

New ultra-fast 3D printing technology uses resin and light

Researchers with the University of Michigan have developed a new 3D printing technology that is capable of printing 100 times faster than normal 3D printers. Unlike traditional 3D printers, which work by applying plastic down as layers, the new technology involves resin that is solidified upward at rapid speeds. The new method is capable of producing complex objects at speeds that traditional printers can't compete with.

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Polar vortex split means Winter is Coming

Polar vortex split means Winter is Coming

In the last week of 2018 on into the first of 2019, the polar vortex above the Arctic split, from one whirling beast into three. As a result of this disruption, this year's cold season may be one of the coldest we've seen in many a year. According to meteorologists watching the system, persistent and acute cold is likely to begin at around the end of this month, January of 2019.

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