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Worms in space: Molecular Muscle Experiment 2

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On the 3 June 2021 the second Molecular Muscle Experiment, MME2, launched to space from Cape Canaveral (Florida, USA), sending thousands of tiny C. elegans worms to live on board the International Space Station for several days.  Their mission: to help mankind understand spaceflight-induced muscle decline. Following on from the first MME, MME2 continues with similar aims:   1) …

Space, stars and a history of navigation innovation - British Science Week

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The peoples of the British Isles have always been great pioneers and innovators of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies – particularly through using space and the stars. These innovations in PNT have led to some of our country’s most important historical …

The night sky in March

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The Spring or ‘Vernal’ Equinox Having heralded the approach of spring in last month’s blog (which was promptly followed by snowfall across much of the country!), March sees celestial proof that the seasons are changing, with the spring equinox taking …