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July 24, 2021

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CNN

Secrets of Mars’ core revealed for the first time

The first time I spied Mars, it appeared like a red star among a sea of glittering white ones. It was a mind-blowing moment, as I thought about the many spacecraft that humans have sent across millions of miles to visit our planetary neighbor.

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Forbes

Current UAP Debate Could Use An Injection Of Common Sense

The report primarily covered UAP incidents that occurred between 2004 and 2021 and concludes that most UAP reported probably do represent physical objects and a limited number appeared to exhibit unusual flight characteristics. Whether these phenomena …

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Space.com

Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2: Live updates

Boeing and NASA are getting ready to make a second attempt at launching its Starliner astronaut taxi to the International Space Station. The uncrewed CST-100 Starliner space capsule is scheduled to launch to the space station on July 30 at 2:53 p.m. EDT …

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CNET

In historic first, NASA spacecraft maps what lurks below surface of Mars

It wasn’t long after Galileo that Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens came along and made a profound discovery about Mars. Observing the planet in 1659, Huygens noticed a large, dark area on its face, shading in a heart-shaped blotch in a sketch of the red …

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The Washington Post

Nobel prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg dies at 88

Physicist Steven Weinberg, who won the Nobel prize in 1979 with two other scientists for their separate contributions unlocking mysteries of tiny particles and their electromagnetic interaction, has died at 88, the University of Texas at Austin said Saturday.

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USA TODAY

NASA gives SpaceX $178 million to help launch mission to search for life on Jupiter’s moon Europa

The main goal of the mission, called Europa Clipper, is to determine if Jupiter’s icy moon has conditions suitable for life. The project, “Earth’s first mission to conduct detailed investigations of Jupiter’s moon Europa, …

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Discover Magazine

Asteroids: What They Are and Where They Come From

When we think of the solar system, we tend to think of the Sun and the nine planets that orbit it. But there’s a lot more orbiting the Sun than just planets (and dwarf planets — we see you, Pluto!) Take asteroids, for example. Asteroids are the debris left over from …

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Phys.Org

NASA selects SpaceX for mission to Jupiter moon Europa

The Falcon Heavy generates more than five million pounds of thrust (22 million Newtons) at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft. NASA on Friday said it had selected SpaceX to launch …

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OCRegister

SpaceX lands NASA launch contract for mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s private rocket company SpaceX was awarded a $178 million launch services contract for NASA’s first mission focusing on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa and whether it may host conditions suitable for life, the space …

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Grand Forks Herald

Paleontologists uncover dinosaur, shark fossils on Iron Range, left behind by ancient ocean

CHISHOLM, Minn. — The Mesabi Range in northern Minnesota is known for its rich deposits of iron ore underground. But just above that layer, yet still deep …

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