Meet the new diverse crew of the International Space Station

Meet the new diverse crew of the International Space Station
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When astronauts board the International Space Station, they see a world without borders. They work together as they orbit the Earth, and even as members, there are no visible boundaries between them countries struggle with geopolitics on the planet below.

This week with the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Various crews took off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

In the capsule were NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, astronaut Koichi Wakata from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and cosmonaut Anna Kikina from Roscosmos – the first Russian cosmonaut to travel on a SpaceX space flight.

“We live in the same world, we live in the same universe,” Cassada said. “Sometimes we experience it very differently than our neighbors. We can all remember that… and continue to do amazing things. And do it together.”

Astronauts (from left) Josh Cassada, Nicole Mann and Koichi Wakata and astronaut Anna Kikina prepare before the launch of the NASA SpaceX Crew-5 mission.

NASA SpaceX Crew-5 mission, now safely inserted into the space stationis one of the first.

Nicole is AunapuMann the first Native American woman in space as well as the first woman to serve as mission commander for a SpaceX mission.

Mann grew up in Northern California and is an enrolled member of the Wailacki Tribe of the Round Valley Reservation. He was a pilot and colonel in the US Marine Corps. But it wasn’t until his mid-20s that he realized he wanted to be an astronaut, and that it was possible.

“I realized that being an astronaut was not only a possible dream, but something that was actually achievable,” Mann said. “I didn’t realize as a young girl that this was an opportunity and an opportunity.”

When the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs hit Earth 66 million years ago, a monster tsunami rippled across the planet.

The impact wiped out 75% of the animal and plant life and set off a cataclysmic chain of events.

Waves more than a mile high swept away from the impact crater near Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, scouring the ocean floor thousands of miles from where the asteroid hit. Tsunamis were thousands of times more powerful than earthquakes.

Sediment colors also indicated the presence of a tsunami strong even power The restless shores of the islands of New Zealand halfway around the world.

Chandra's X-ray data contributed to the Webb telescope's image of the Cartwheel galaxy.

We get by with a little help from our friends.

Recently, the James Webb Space Telescope teamed up with two other space observatories to produce dazzling new images of space. Working together, these telescopes can provide a more complete portrait of the universe.

The Chandra X-ray Observatory added X-ray data to Webb’s first images to reveal previously hidden features. X-rays from exploding stars, shock waves, and superheated gas, all accented with bright pinks, purples and blues.

In addition, astronomers were united Webb and Hubble data It shows a pair of galaxies about 700 million light years from Earth. Web scientists also spied heavenly Surprise, in the form of a distant galaxy, in the image.

Composting your crop scraps can be great for the environment, however there is an art to this eco-friendly practice.

Food waste creates harmful greenhouse gases in a landfill, and none of it is composted. Composting means mixing food and yard waste with nitrogen, carbon, water and air to help the scraps break down and turn them into fertile soil your garden will love.

A smelly compost pile doesn’t get enough oxygen and releases methane. Turn your compost pile every two to five weeks to prevent this noxious gas and odor build-up.

Learn more about lifestyle changes to minimize your personal role in the climate crisis and reduce your eco-concern. limited life but greener bulletin series.

Swedish scientist Svante Pääbo shows a copy of a Neanderthal skeleton.

Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo won the Nobel Prize in Medicine this week for him a pioneer in using ancient DNA to answer questions about human evolution.

In 2010, Pääbo sequenced the first Neanderthal genome and found that Homo sapiens interbred with them. Pääbo was also able to extract DNA from the fossil fragments, which revealed a new extinct human species, Denisova.

His work allowed researchers to compare human genetics with the DNA of Neanderthals and Denisovans.

Meanwhile, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to scientists discovered how molecules stick together, and the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to quantum physicists unlocking the terrifying behavior of particles.

Check out these new findings:

— Archaeologists a a nearly 2,000-year-old classical sculpture depicting the mythical hero Hercules In the north-east of Greece.

– The Pacific Ocean shrinks and gives way to it a new supercontinent called Amasia is likely to form for about 200-300 million years.

– A A new image from a telescope in Chile may look like a cometbut it’s actually an incredibly long debris trail created when the DART spacecraft crashed into an asteroid last month.

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