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August 16, 2021

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Space.com

New research probing a nearby star-forming region examines conditions that may have been similar to those found in the early solar system to try to solve the outstanding mystery of how radioactive elements essential to planet formation arrived in the …

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Space.com

Expedition 65 is the 65th long-duration crewed mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and one of the busiest yet. The mission began on April 17, 2021 with seven crewmembers on board the orbiting lab: the three-person crew of the Soyuz MS-18 …

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Space.com

Saturn’s rings aren’t just a beautiful adornment — scientists can use the feature to understand what’s happening deep inside the planet. By using the famous rings like a seismograph, scientists studied processes in the planet’s interior and determined that its …

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Space.com

Jeff Bezos’ space company has made quite a few complaints about NASA’s decision to award only SpaceX its Human Landing System (HLS) contract to provide the agency’s new moon lander for its Artemis program when many expected the agency to select …

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Spaceflight Now

An Airbus-owned commercial optical Earth-imaging satellite and four small CubeSat rideshare payloads are set for launch Monday night from French Guiana aboard a European Vega rocket. The 98-foot-tall (30 …

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Spaceflight Now

“Moreover, by the time two flight-ready xEMUs are available, NASA will have spent over a billion dollars on the development and assembly of its next-generation spacesuits.” The inspector general said …

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Florida Today

Hundreds of workers rushing around production sites to meet the latest deadlines. The sounds of heavy machinery, chatter through hip-mounted radios, and trucks slowly navigating potholed roads reminiscent of the lunar surface.

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CNN

New research published Thursday has found that a Philippine ethnic group known as the Ayta Magbukon has the highest known level of Denisovan ancestry in the world. Denisovan DNA lives on in some humans today because, once …

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CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. (CNN) A rippling detected within the rings around Saturn has helped scientists determine that the giant planet …

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Astronomy Magazine

Earth’s atmosphere and magnetic field protect us from harmful space radiation, but passengers bound for Mars will lose that protection. So, their spaceship would need to provide some kind of radiation shielding. Depending on where …

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