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New Image of Jupiter Is So Beautiful It's Making Us Angry

Despite our squabbles here on Earth, the universe is full of so much beauty it’s almost stupid. Jupiter is perhaps the most unreasonably beautiful thing in our entire solar system, and it’s not shy about flexing. Recently, citizen scientists/JunoCam superstars Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran created one of the most… Read more…

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Yes, it really has taken NASA 11 years to develop a parachute

Enlarge / A test model of the Orion spacecraft, with its parachutes, is tested in Arizona. (credit: NASA) Last week, NASA’s acting chief technologist, Douglas Terrier, visited one of NASA’s main contractors in the Houston area, Jacobs. Along with a handful of media members, he spent about an hour touring the company’s engineering development facility,…

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We may have caught supernova debris slamming into neighboring stars

Enlarge / When the smaller star finally explodes, its companion will obviously get hit by the debris. (credit: Fermilab) Supernovae are some of the most energetic events in the Universe, sending massive shock waves out into the interstellar medium. And there’s every reason to think those shock waves run into things before they’ve had much…

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FDA slams more homeopaths for playing fast and loose with toxic chemicals

Enlarge / Contains belladonna, aka deadly nightshade. (credit: Homeolab ) The Food and Drug Administration sent a sharp letter this month to a Canadian-based homeopathic pharmaceutical manufacturer named Homeolab USA. The letter warned of “significant violations” the agency found during a recent inspection and poor quality control of the company’s infant teething products that contain…