Science news roundup: NASA will make its second attempt on Saturday to launch its first rocket to the moon.Huge ancient elephant tusk fossil found in Israel
Below is a summary of the current science news briefs.
NASA Makes Second Attempt at First Moon Rocket Launch on Saturday
NASA is aiming to make a second attempt to launch a giant next-generation lunar rocket on Saturday, September 3rd. This was five days after his first attempt to launch a spacecraft to Earth for the first time failed due to two technical problems. on tuesday. But while the prospects for success on Saturday seemed clouded by weather forecasts that predicted only a 40% chance of favorable conditions that day, the U.S. space agency said there were several outstanding issues. has not yet been resolved.
Giant elephant tusk fossil found in Israel
Fossilized tusks of a giant prehistoric elephant that once roamed the Mediterranean Sea have emerged from an excavation site in southern Israel, providing archaeologists with valuable insight into the lives of the region’s early inhabitants. says that An ancient straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) whose 2.5-meter-long tusks, estimated to be about 500,000 years old, have been recovered with stones, flint tools and other animal fossils. Found in the area.
NASA delays Artemis maiden flight on New Moon rocket due to engine cooling issues
Engine cooling issues prompted NASA on Monday to at least make the debut test launch of the gigantic new rocketship it plans to use to fly future astronauts to the moon, more than 50 years after the last Apollo lunar mission. I was forced to postpone for 4 days. The space agency has refused to set an exact timeframe for retrying the launch of the mission, dubbed Artemis I. Hours after an aborted countdown.
Remains of giant dinosaur skeleton found in Portugal
Paleontologists are about to unearth the largest dinosaur fossil ever discovered in Europe in a backyard in Portugal, according to researchers at the University of Lisbon. It was first discovered during construction work by a property owner in the city of Pombal.
Nicole Mann says she’s proud to be the first Native American woman to go to space
Nicole Aunap Mann has been waiting nine years for the chance to go to space. If all goes according to plan, that wait will end on his October 3rd, when he will lead NASA’s Crew 5 mission to the International Space Station.
Scientists find clues to why ‘immortal jellyfish’ are immortal
Scientists in Spain have unraveled the genetic code of the immortal jellyfish. Immortal jellyfish are creatures that can repeatedly revert to a young state. We hope to uncover the secrets of jellyfish’s unique longevity and find new clues to human aging. In a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers from the University of Oviedo, including Maria Pascual-Torner and Victor Quesada, found that the only known jellyfish species that can revert back and forth is the stingray jellyfish. mapped the gene sequence. Go through sexual reproduction to the larval stage.
Analysis: Scientists seek to solve ozone threat to food security in Africa
Plant scientist Felicity Hayes checks her crops in one of eight small domed greenhouses set against a backdrop of Welsh hills. Potted pigeon peas and papaya planted in spring are lush and ready to bear fruit. In the greenhouse next door, the same plants look sickly and stunted. Pigeon peas are ripe yellow with pockmarked leaves. Papaya trees only reach half height.
Dry UAE turns to science to squeeze more precipitation out of clouds
United Arab Emirates meteorological official Abra Al Hammadi is scanning weather maps on his computer screen for cloud formations. At 9,000 feet above sea level, the plane releases a salt flare into the most likely white clouds in hopes of triggering rainfall.
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