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July 1, 2022
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Space.com

NASA aims to set up a crewed outpost near the moon’s south pole, calling it “our first foothold on the lunar frontier.” The ingredients for that encampment, known as Artemis Base Camp, are an unpressurized rover to transport suited astronauts around …

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Space.com

NASA plans to start rolling its Artemis 1 moon mission off the launch pad on Friday evening (July 1), and you can watch the slow-moving action live. The Artemis 1 stack — a Space Launch System (SLS) rocket topped by an Orion crew capsule — is expected …

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Space.com

Space weather forecasters are developing models that would help satellite operators prepare for bad space weather. But they have a problem: a lack of measurements at altitudes where Earth’s atmosphere meets outer space. SpaceX is now stepping in to …

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Space.com

An amateur astronomer found a fossilized surprise in the well-studied sky near the bright Andromeda Galaxy. Skywatcher Giuseppe Donatiello spotted an ultra-faint dwarf galaxy, now dubbed Pegasus V, in archival data from a U.S. Department of Energy …

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Space.com

This milestone means that both the orbiter and the Zhurong rover, which accompanied Tianwen 1 on the trip to Mars, have now completed their planned scientific exploration tasks, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

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CNET

After celebrating a long-awaited liftoff, the world waited patiently for several months to hear back from JWST. And we’re almost on the other side. Mark your calendars — on June 12, …

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Scientific American

Now new evidence of the existence of icy lakes—found alongside fossilized dinosaur footprints—bolsters the latter idea and suggests that what set up the dinosaurs for survival might have been their ability to brave the cold of a vicious volcanic winter.

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Space.com

Teams preparing the James Webb Space Telescope for the commencement of its science operations have concluded the fine-tuning of the second of its four cutting-edge instruments ahead of the reveal of the telescope’s first science-grade images less than …

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Forbes

However, those calculations are done only for Earth observations of solar eclipses. After all, a solar eclipse—when the Moon appears to cross the disk of the Sun—is an optical illusion. Nothing …

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CNN

The Gansbaai coast was once a popular spot for great white shark spotting, but sightings have decreased markedly in recent years. The study used long-term sightings and tagging data to demonstrate that great whites have been driven away by the orcas, …

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