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September 29, 2021

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Space.com

NASA’s record-breaking Lucy asteroid mission gearing up for October launch

Lucy is scheduled to launch atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Oct. 16. The liftoff will kick off …

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Space.com

Catastrophic floods shaped Mars more than previously thought, scientists suggest

Catastrophic floods from overflowing lakes on early Mars may have carved out many of the Red Planet’s valleys, a new study finds.

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The Planetary Society

EnVision, Europe’s mission to Venus

The European Space Agency (ESA) is launching the EnVision spacecraft to study Venus and its past. EnVision will tell us the history Venus experienced that drove …

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Space.com

Mars helicopter Ingenuity aborted latest flight attempt because of anomaly

Ingenuity has six servos, three for each of its two rotors. The little motors adjust the pitch of the rotors, allowing the chopper to control its orientation …

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Popular Science

Meet Lucy: NASA’s new asteroid-hopping spacecraft

The Lucy spacecraft will chase down a handful of Trojan asteroids, fossil-like fragments left over from Jupiter’s formation that the gas giant has harbored in …

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Phys.Org

Zeroing in on the origins of Earth’s ‘single most important evolutionary innovation’

Some time in Earth’s early history, the planet took a turn toward habitability when a group of enterprising microbes known as cyanobacteria evolved oxygenic …

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The New York Times

The World’s Deadliest Bird Was Raised by People 18000 Years Ago

The southern cassowary is often called the world’s most dangerous bird. While shy and secretive in the forests of its native New Guinea and Northern …

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The Weather Channel

The Winds In Jupiter’s Biggest Storm, Known As the Great Red Spot, Are Accelerating!

This image of Jupiter’s iconic Great Red Spot and surrounding turbulent zones was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/ Gerald …

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Vox

What telescopes of the future could reveal about the origins of the universe

The next generation of telescopes could peer out of a moon crater or search for invisible gravitational waves. By Brian Resnick@B_resnickbrian@vox.com Sep …

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Smithsonian

NASA Lander Records the Largest ‘Marsquakes’ Ever Detected

As it passes 1,000 days on the surface of the Red Planet, the InSight lander recorded three large bouts of tectonic activity in the past month.

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