July 18, 2024
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This week, out of the world: using microgravity to research bacteria and cancer, an incredible close-up of the Sun and much more…

 This is where you can donate to help Ukrainian refugees and war victims. 

…and here is (a) place where you can donate to help the children in Afghanistan, trapped under the Taliban regime.



    


 Choose podcasts:


219: Breaking Models with Dr. Merrison — Spacepod (listentospacepod.com)





From the video store:


China launches ambitious mission to the far side of the moon | China | The Guardian


Using microgravity to research cancer:


James Webb Space Telescope Delivers Incredible Images of the Horsehead Nebula: View in 4K


The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches two satellites on its twentieth flight, a record | Space


Takeoff! SpaceX launches a batch of Starlink from the Cape and lands

Bennu's reward: Look at the rocks first!


Solar Orbiter takes mind-blowing video of the Sun – Universe Today


Reading material:


Bacteria never seen on Earth have been found on the ISS (bgr.com)

Air Force project combines military and commercial space networks – SpaceNews

Massive, almost X-class solar flares caused radio blackouts across the Pacific – Science News (wionews.com)

Long ago, a lake on Mars could have been full of microbes | Space

Advisory committee recommends moving FAA commercial space office outside agency – SpaceNews

Next-generation ion engines will be extremely powerful – Universe Today

NASA seeks opinions on the shortcomings of space technology – SpaceNews

The Horsehead Nebula rears its head in magnificent new images from the James Webb Space Telescope (video) | Space

SpaceX's Starship could help this startup transmit clean energy from space. This is how | Space

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