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September 9, 2021

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Space.com

Scientists fetch best images to date of ‘dog bone’ asteroid and 2 tiny moons

“Kleopatra is truly a unique body in our solar system,” Franck Marchis, an astronomer at the SETI Institute in California and at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique …

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Space.com

The private Inspiration4 astronauts set to ride a SpaceX rocket head to Florida for Sept. 14 launch

The four-person crew of SpaceX’s all-civilian Inspiration4 mission is on the way to Florida to prep for an historic liftoff next week.

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CNN

‘Dog bone’ asteroid spied by astronomers in new photos

(CNN) New images are shining a spotlight on a game of fetch that’s out of this world. Astronomers have captured the most detailed observations yet of the …

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BBC News

North Sea’s hidden ice age past is revealed in 3D

Spectacular ice age landscapes have been revealed beneath the North Sea. These deep, kilometres-wide channels, known as tunnel valleys, were cut by fast-flowing …

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CNN

Russian cosmonauts head outside space station for second spacewalk in less than a week

(CNN) Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov will conduct their second spacewalk in less than a week as they continue configurations for the new …

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Princeton University

Satellite in sun’s backyard unravels the origins of interplanetary dust

What do shooting stars and astronaut safety have in common? Both stem from the sub-microscopic rock fragments found throughout the solar system, sometimes …

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Livescience.com

2 scientists win $3 million ‘Breakthrough Prize’ for mRNA tech behind COVID-19 vaccines

Two scientists who developed a technology used in COVID-19 mRNA vaccines have been awarded a $3 million prize. Now in their 10th year, the Breakthrough …

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Space Ref

Safeguarding Clean Water For Spaceflight Missions

In a first study of its kind, lead author Jiseon Yang at the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute, Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics, and her colleagues characterized different bacterial populations isolated over time from potable ( …

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The New York Times

Milkweed Butterflies Are More Murderous Than They Look

This behavior by the fluttering insects was so unusual that scientists had to invent a new word to describe it.

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CU Boulder Today

Researchers led by undergraduate discover river of dust around the sun

She and her colleagues were peering at data from a NASA space mission called the Parker Solar Probe when they noticed something unusual: A new and unexplained …

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