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July 7, 2022
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Space.com

Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS), or K2 for short, is currently soaring through the skies at speeds of around 615km/sec and it will make its closest approach to Earth on Thursday July 14. An exciting time for astronomers and stargazers, as this is one of the …

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The Verge

Let’s get it in the schedule as soon as we can so we can continue,’” Friedman, the lead commissioning scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope at the Space Telescope Science Institute, or STScI, tells The Verge. “And that was a tricky business.”.

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CNN

(CNN) Paleontologists in Argentina have discovered a new species of dinosaur, with disproportionately short arms like those of Tyrannosaurus rex. A fossil of Meraxes gigas, as the new dinosaur has been called …

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Space.com

Magnify your vision with binoculars or a telescope and those round blemishes multiply rapidly. The moon is covered by impact craters large and small, evidence of a violent history of bombardment by celestial bodies like comets and asteroids.

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Phys.Org

Two studies published in the journal Science by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Germany in collaboration with colleagues in China have discovered natural cellular molecules that drive critical plant …

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Gizmodo

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has seen amazing things since it launched over sixteen years ago. It has cruised by Jupiter, peeked at erupting volcanos on Io, and most famously, zipped past Pluto, becoming the first spacecraft to visit a dwarf planet.

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Livescience.com

A newfound species of carnivorous dinosaur had disproportionately small arms, suggesting that this particular anatomical quirk — shared by the mighty but flimsy-armed Tyrannosaurus rex — may have been more common among large predatory dinosaurs than …

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Space.com

Look to the sky after dusk to see the bright stars of the Summer Triangle asterism — Vega, Deneb and Altair — rise above the eastern horizon. The Summer Triangle is an annual feature of the northern summer sky and remains visible until the end of …

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Livescience.com

A mummified pup discovered in Siberia is not a dog, new research finds. Rather, the cute-and-cuddly canine is actually a young wolf. Skip advert. Advertisement. In a new study aimed at understanding dog domestication, researchers analyzed the genome of …

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Space.com

Two sounding rockets are launching from Australia this month, carrying experiments designed to measure whether the ultraviolet light coming from the stars of the Alpha Centauri system could be harmful to any potential life on planets orbiting them.

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