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June 30, 2022

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The mission, designated USSF-12, will loft two satellites to a parking orbit more than 22,000 miles (about 35,400 kilometers) above Earth, where the duo will spend at least three years perfecting new capabilities in support of national defense.

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Space.com

An asteroid discovered in August 2021 seemed on a collision course with Earth, but an extensive observation campaign that involved one of the world’s most powerful telescopes eventually ruled out the space rock as a risk. The asteroid, dubbed 2021 QM1, …

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The concept, called “Sensing With Independent Micro-Swimmers,” or SWIM, is the brainchild of Ethan Schaler, a robotics mechanical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. The latest funding award was announced in a Jet …

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Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The mission, known as USSF 12, will launch the U.S. Space Force’s Wide Field of View Testbed satellite …

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“In a real sense, we’re sort of the first users of the observatory and using it for what it’s built for,” Klaus Pontoppidan, Webb project scientist at STScI, said during the news conference.

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The particle was finally discovered on July 4, 2012, by researchers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — the most powerful particle accelerator in the world — located at the European particle physics laboratory CERN, Switzerland.

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CNN

Panda have — count them — six digits to help grasp bamboo. (CNN) Giant pandas are notoriously fussy eaters. They only munch on bamboo …

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CNN

The images, posted by the space agency on social media, show the Martian landscape’s rugged terrain: dusty red dunes, shield volcanoes, impact craters, the south pole ice sheet, and the cliffs and ridges of the Valles Marineris canyons — one of the …

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USA TODAY

Two different ancient wolf populations contributed DNA to modern dogs, according to a new study by an international group of geneticists and archaeologist. Dogs are known to have descended from the gray wolf, with domestication some 15,000 years ago …

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Popular Science

They determined that dogs are overall more genetically similar to ancient wolves from eastern Eurasia than those from western Eurasia. Additionally, the researchers found that ancient wolf populations remained closely related throughout much of the last …

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