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Mystery Object Temporarily Orbiting Earth is 54-Year-Old Rocket, Not Asteroid, Says NASA

Cape Canaveral, December 3: A mysterious object temporarily orbiting Earth is a 54-year-old rocket, not an asteroid after all, astronomers confirmed Wednesday. Observations by a telescope in Hawaii clinched its identity, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The object was classified as an asteroid after its discovery in September. But NASA’s top […]

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Mystery Object Temporarily Orbiting Earth is 54-Year-Old Rocket, Not Asteroid, Says NASA

Cape Canaveral, December 3: A mysterious object temporarily orbiting Earth is a 54-year-old rocket, not an asteroid after all, astronomers confirmed Wednesday. Observations by a telescope in Hawaii clinched its identity, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The object was classified as an asteroid after its discovery in September. But NASA’s top […]

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Meteorites might have kick-started life on early Earth

The incorporation of the biologically vital element phosphorus into material found in living species may have formed during impact from astrophysical bodies on early Earth. NASA’s Exobiology Program has awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) senior scientist Nir Goldman a three-year grant to research meteorite impacts on Earth. Goldman is seeking to understand the role of the mineral schreibersite, (Fe,Ni)3-P, […]

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Vanderbilt contributes to the ‘Google Earth’ of the human body, starting with the kidney

The Human BioMolecular Atlas Program has brought together 18 research teams, including collaborators from Vanderbilt, Harvard, CalTech, Stanford and others around the world, to build a comprehensive, three-dimensional molecular atlas of the human body.   HuBMAP released its inaugural data of several organs, including that of the kidney, mapped out by Jeffrey Spraggins, research assistant professor in biochemistry and director […]

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Vanderbilt contributes to the ‘Google Earth’ of the human body, starting with the kidney

The Human BioMolecular Atlas Program has brought together 18 research teams, including collaborators from Vanderbilt, Harvard, CalTech, Stanford and others around the world, to build a comprehensive, three-dimensional molecular atlas of the human body.   HuBMAP released its inaugural data of several organs, including that of the kidney, mapped out by Jeffrey Spraggins, research assistant professor in biochemistry and director […]