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Chandra X-Ray Telescope Uncovers Universe's Missing Matter

Chandra X-Ray Telescope Uncovers Universe's Missing Matter

1 day ago   |   Geek

About a third of the “normal” matter in our Universe is missing. And NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory may have just found it. Scientists have confidently calculated how much...
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Virgin Galactic donates historic VSS Unity hybrid rocket motor to Smithsonian

Virgin Galactic donates historic VSS Unity hybrid rocket motor to Smithsonian

7 days ago   |   SlashGear   |   3 articles

Virgin Galactic has donated the hybrid rocket motor that powered its VSS Unity spaceplane into a new world record, the company has announced. The motor was donated last week...
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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket motor is going on public display - CNET

8 days ago   |   CNET

It was donated to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
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Smithsonian Air & Space Museum Acquires VSS Unity Rocket Motor

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum Acquires VSS Unity Rocket Motor

8 days ago   |   Geek

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum has acquired a new out-of-this-world artifact. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company , last week...
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Virgin Galactic donates record-breaking SpaceShipTwo rocket to the Smithsonian

Virgin Galactic donates record-breaking SpaceShipTwo rocket to the Smithsonian

8 days ago   |   Digital Trends   |   2 articles

Private space company Virgin Galactic recently donated the record-breaking rocket motor of SpaceShipTwo - aka VSS Unity - to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in...
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Virgin Galactic donates SpaceShipTwo rocket motor to the Smithsonian

9 days ago   |   Engadget

You might see a piece of private spaceflight history on display when you visit Washington, DC in the future. Virgin Galactic has donated SpaceShipTwo's historic rocket motor to...
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Virgin Galactic Space-Flown Rocket Engine Donated to Smithsonian

11 days ago   |   Space

The hybrid rocket motor that powered Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo on its first flight into space will next be used to ignite public interest in the future of spaceflight as...
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Butterflies are genetically wired to choose a mate that looks just like them

11 days ago   |   Phys.org

A team of academics from the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, observed the courtship rituals and sequenced...
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How Harvard's human computers helped invent modern astronomy

12 days ago   |   Engadget

The Harvard College Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts has long been a bastion of astronomical research, its history stretching back to the center's founding in 1839. But...
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Female manakins use male mating call when implanted with male hormones

13 days ago   |   Phys.org

Among the first things that stand out about golden-collared manakins, a bird found in Panama and western Colombia, are the acrobatics of male adults during breeding season...
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Qualcomm reveals its second generation 5G modem, the Snapdragon X55

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