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Max Q: How to build a Starship

Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. Busy week for SpaceX – across funding, space tourism, and next-gen spacecraft. There’s also a space station resupply mission coming up that it’s getting ready for, and signs (this time literally) continue to suggest that its first human spaceflight mission is imminent. Lots of other news, too, including our own: We announced this week that NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is goin...
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Solar storms could scramble whales' navigational sense

When our sun belches out a hot stream of charged particles in Earth's general direction, it doesn't just mess up communications satellites. It might also be scrambling the navigational sense of California gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus), causing them to strand on land, according to a Duke University graduate student. Gray whales were 4.3 times more likely to strand when a lot of radio frequency noise from a solar outburst was hitting the Earth.
Tags: Science, California, Earth, Duke University


First direct seismic measurements of mars reveal a geologically active planet

The first reports of seismic activity and ground vibrations on Mars show the red planet has a moderate level of seismic activity, intermediate between Earth and the Moon, with a few quakes that contain distinct wave patterns similar to quakes on Earth caused by the movement of tectonic plates.
Tags: Science, Earth, Mars



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