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July 8, 2022
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Space.com

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission unleashed an unexpected explosion when it touched down on asteroid Bennu in October 2020 to collect a precious sample to carry home to Earth. Mission scientists have described the dramatic sample retrieval, …

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Space.com

“We expected the surface to be pretty rigid,” principal investigator Dante Lauretta, a planetary scientist at the University of Arizona, told Space.com. “We saw a giant wall of debris flying away from the sample site. For spacecraft operators, it was …

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Space.com

Our first glimpse through the eyes of NASA’s massive new observatory will include nebulas and an alien world. Although the long-awaited images won’t be available until a live broadcast on Tuesday (July 12) at 10:30 a.m. EDT (1430 GMT), NASA has …

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NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is digging into the surface of the Red Planet on the hunt for evidence of running water in the planet’s past — and signs of ancient Mars life, if it ever existed. Perseverance is currently exploring an ancient river delta …

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The Washington Post

Ten years ago, a team operating the world’s largest particle collider made history by discovering the Higgs boson particle, a finding key to understanding the creation of the universe, earning it the nickname the “God particle.”.

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Space.com

The James Webb Space Telescope will soon turn its eyes to the solar system’s king, the gas giant Jupiter. Jupiter is a complex system full of mysteries, hosting realms of questions concerning the nature …

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Space.com

The latest instrument to be tested, calibrated and verified by the mission team was the telescope’s Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec). This instrument has four key modes, which the team officially confirmed are ready to …

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CNN

The James Webb Space Telescope will release its first high-resolution color images on July 12, one of which “is the deepest image of our universe that has ever been taken,” according to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.

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Space.com

A citizen scientist used old telescope data to find a trove of binary star systems that include what are sometimes dubbed “failed stars.” These stars, also known as brown dwarfs, are mysterious objects with more than 12 times the mass of Jupiter and …

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CNET

Mars is a notoriously dusty and windy planet. Put those two factors together and you have a recipe for spectacular dust devils, twisters that zip across the Martian surface. These scenic whirlwinds have been witnessed by rovers on the ground and by …

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