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October 7, 2021

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Space.com

Perseverance rover confirms existence of ancient Mars lake and river delta

“Without driving anywhere, the rover was able to solve one of the big unknowns, which was that this crater was once a lake,” study co-author Benjamin Weiss, a …

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Space.com

Not all Mars spacecraft might need such deep cleaning, scientists find

Planetary protection is the art of trying to make sure that Earth germs don’t establish a foothold on other worlds and vice versa. Since the 1980s, in the name …

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX is adding two more Crew Dragons to its fleet

SpaceX is about to double the size of its fleet of Crew Dragon spaceships. The company is debuting a new spacecraft for a NASA launch later this month, and is …

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Space.com

Crew-3 astronauts are ready and excited for 6-month SpaceX mission

Early in the morning on Oct. 30, NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron and the European Space Agency’s Matthias Maurer will launch aboard …

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Space.com

Meet ‘Endurance’: New SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule gets a name

As Endurance’s first-ever crew, Chari, fellow NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron and the European Space Agency’s Matthias Maurer had the honor of …

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Spaceflight Now

NASA reassigns two astronauts from Boeing missions to SpaceX crew flight

NASA assigned astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada to the first two crew flights on Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft in 2018. Mann, a former U.S. Marine Corps …

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Space.com

Moon rocks brought to Earth by Chinese mission fill key gaps in solar system history

China’s new moon-rock treasure trove may be a billion years younger than the material the Apollo program brought home decades ago, according to new research …

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Space.com

Astronomy needs a new long-term approach, new paper argues

The primary mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope as seen in 2017. (Image credit: NASA/Desiree Stover). Paul M. Sutter …

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EarthSky

2 old open star clusters merging in the Milky Way

Open clusters are like families of stars. They’re still loosely bound by gravity and still moving together through space. We know thousands of them in our Milky …

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CNN

New lunar samples reveal more recent volcanic activity on the moon

(CNN) When its Chang’e-5 mission landed on the moon in December 2020, China became only the third country to collect lunar rocks and soil.

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