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September 10, 2021

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Space.com

For now, NASA plans to bring astronauts to Gateway sometime in the 2020s, possibly in support of the Artemis moon-landing program. Artemis was targeting a 2024 moon landing, although an August 2021 report from the Office of the Inspector General said this …

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Space.com

NASA scientists describing the collection said they’re thrilled with what they know so far about the two rock cores. “This is a truly historic achievement, the very first rock cores collected …

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Space.com

“We hope to enlist students in joining us on NASA’s exciting journey,” Kris Brown, Deputy Associate Administrator for NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement, told Space.com. (STEM stands for “science, technology, engineering and math.”) …

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Space.com

Inspiration4, SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission, will launch at least a day late. The three-day mission will now launch from the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida no earlier than 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 15 (1200 GMT Thursday, …

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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) Two Martian rock samples collected by the Perseverance rover may contain evidence of ancient water …

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Livescience.com

Like a bowl of spaghetti noodles spilled across the floor of the North Sea, a vast array of hidden tunnel valleys wind and meander across what was once an ice-covered landscape. These valleys are remnants of ancient rivers that once drained water from …

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The Weather Channel

“This is fundamental exploration science,” said Ed Brook, a paleoclimatologist in OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and the principal investigator for COLDEX. “What we’re after is …

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USA TODAY

In English, ducks say “quack quack,” while they say “cua cua” in Spanish. French ducks say “coin coin.” But an Australian duck named Ripper is a little different: He calls you a “bloody fool.” Carel ten Cate, a researcher at the Institute of Biology …

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The New York Times

Many animals are known to use tools, but a bird named Bruce may be one of the most ingenious nonhuman tool inventors of all: He is a disabled parrot who has designed and uses his own prosthetic beak. Bruce is a Kea, a species of parrot found only in …

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The Mercury News

It paints a scary picture of what could happen if an enormous solar storm hits us: submarine cables between countries shut down, power grids offline, data centres from web giants at risk of going dark.

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