Science News Roundup: NASA delays first Artemis flight of new moon rocket after engine cooling problem; Scientists find clues to what makes ‘immortal jellyfish’ immortal and more


Here is a summary of current scientific news.

NASA delays first Artemis flight of new moon rocket after engine cooling problem

An engine cooling problem forced NASA on Monday to postpone by at least four days the first test launch of the colossal new rocket it plans to use for future astronaut flights to the Moon, more than 50 years after Apollo’s last lunar mission. The space agency declined to set a specific deadline for relaunching a launch of the mission, dubbed Artemis I. But a second attempt was still possible as early as Friday, depending on the results of further analysis of the data, senior officials said. NASA officials at a press briefing. hours after the interrupted countdown.

Scientists Discover Clues to What Makes ‘Immortal Jellyfish’ Immortal

Spanish scientists have uncovered the genetic code of the immortal jellyfish – a creature capable of reverting back to youth multiple times – in hopes of uncovering the secret to their unique longevity and finding new clues about human aging. In their study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Maria Pascual-Torner, Victor Quesada and their colleagues at the University of Oviedo mapped the genetic sequence of Turritopsis dohrnii, the only known species of jellyfish capable of to go back several times. in the larval stage after sexual reproduction.

The remains of a large dinosaur skeleton discovered in Portugal

Paleontologists have been working in a Portuguese backyard to unearth the remains of what may be the largest dinosaur ever found in Europe, researchers from the University of Lisbon have said. Fossilized fragments of the dinosaur were first discovered in 2017 by a landowner in the town of Pombal in central Portugal during construction work.

Nicole Mann says she’s proud to be the first Native American woman in space

Nicole Aunapu Mann waited nine long years for the chance to go into space. And if all goes as planned, that wait will end on October 03, when it directs NASA’s Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station.

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