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July 28, 2022
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Space.com

Congress wants the International Space Station to keep going through the end of the decade. Skip advert. Advertisement. The newly passed Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act of 2022 includes a NASA authorization bill that, …

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Space.com

The Milky Way-mapping satellite Gaia has released its third catalog of data, which includes 10 times more information regarding asteroids compared with its second data catalog, indicating a rise in the number of “close encounters” between Gaia-tracked …

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Space.com

A huge Chinese rocket body is expected to fall to Earth this weekend, but that doesn’t mean you should scurry into a bunker. The doomed hunk of space junk is the core stage of the Long March 5B rocket that launched a module to China’s Tiangong space …

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Space.com

NASA’s veteran Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a stunning image of a Martian dune field that reveals intricate details that might help scientists learn more about weather patterns in the Red Planet’s past. The image, which is in false color, …

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Space.com

Now, a new wave of scientific results is smashing past that record, with some astronomers reporting the detection of galaxies up to a redshift of 20. If true, then we are seeing these galaxies as they existed about 200 million years after the Big Bang.

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CNN

The first, the Delta Aquariids meteor shower, is predicted to peak around 6 a.m. ET (10 a.m. UTC) Friday, according to EarthSky. Its radiant — the point from which meteor paths appear to come from — rises in midevening, is highest around 2 a.m. local …

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Space.com

Now, scientists have measured the temperature inside one of those pits at a temperate 63 degrees Fahrenheit (17 degrees Celsius). The mild conditions are a sign that such pits, which can be up to 490 …

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Scientific American

Besides their successful landing on the moon, the astronauts of Apollo 11 made another historic “first” in July 1969 when Buzz Aldrin radioed a message back to Earth: “Houston, the passive seismometer has been deployed manually.

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The New York Times

Instead of sending another rover to help retrieve rock and dirt samples from the red planet and bring them to Earth, the agency will provide the helicopters as a backup option.

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The New York Times

Move over birds and bees, there is another pollinator on planet Earth, and it lives in the sea. In a study, published Thursday in the journal Science, scientists found that a tiny crustacean, Idotea balthica, played the role of pollinator for a species …

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