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NASA launch Saturday: This satellite will track Earth’s sea level rise

NASA launch Saturday: This satellite will track Earth’s sea level rise

More than 830 miles above Earth’s surface, a next-generation satellite will keep an eye on global sea levels. The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite launched Saturday. The joint venture between NASA and the European Space Agency launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on November 21 at 12:17 p.m. ET. A livestream of the launch…MORE

The end is near for famed Arecibo Observatory’s damaged telescope

After decades of aiding astronomical discoveries, one of the most powerful telescopes on Earth will cease its observation of the universe after sustaining irreparable damage. The 305-meter telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will be decommissioned, according to an announcement made by the US National Science Foundation on Thursday. The spherical radio/radar telescope includes…MORE

Scientists create diamonds at room temperature in minutes

Scientists create diamonds at room temperature in minutes

Diamonds might be forever, but that doesn’t mean they have to take eons to form. The gemstones are usually created after carbon is crushed and heated far beneath the Earth’s surface over billions of years — which is what makes them so coveted. Now, scientists in Australia say they have sped up the process into…MORE

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