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Indian researchers develop ‘space bricks’ for lunar habitation

It exploits lunar soil, and uses bacteria and guar beans to consolidate the soil into possible load-bearing structures. These “space bricks” could eventually be used to assemble structures for habitation on the moon’s surface, the researchers suggest.   “It is really exciting because it brings two different fields — biology and …

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Unraveling the nature of ‘whistlers’ from space in the lab

Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles present new research on a curious cosmic phenomenon known as “whistlers” — very low frequency packets of radio waves that race along magnetic field lines. This first-of-its-kind study, appearing in the Physics of Plasmas, from AIP Publishing, provides new insights into the …

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After 168 days in space, Expedition 55 crew returns to Earth

Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos, Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA astronaut Scott Tingle landed near a remote town in Kazakhstan at 1239GMT (8:39 a.m. EDT / 6:39 p.m. in Kazakhstan). While in space, the Expedition 55 crew studied the effects of microgravity on bone marrow …

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