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October 24, 2021

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Hubble telescope spots a pair of ‘squabbling’ galaxies locked in cosmic dance

The Hubble Space Telescope caught a pair of “squabbling” galaxies in action, according to the European Space Agency. The pair of objects is known as Arp 86 and includes two galaxies roughly 220 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation …

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CNN

Mammoths and other extinct Ice Age giants clung on longer than previously thought, DNA analysis suggests

(CNN) Mammoths and other giant creatures of the Ice Age such as woolly rhinos survived longer than scientists thought, coexisting with humans for tens of thousands years before they vanished for good. That’s according to the results of an ambitious …

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SpaceCoastDaily.com

NASA Fully Stacked for Moon Mission, Readies for Artemis I

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – NASA’s Orion spacecraft is secured atop the agency’s powerful Space Launch System rocket, and the integrated system is entering the final phase of preparations for an upcoming uncrewed flight test around the Moon.

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SpaceCoastDaily.com

THIS WEEK @NASA: Orion Spacecraft for Artemis I on the Move, NASA Selects Telescope to Study Milky Way

Engineers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida moved the Orion spacecraft for our Artemis I mission from the Launch Abort System Facility to the Vehicle Assembly Building. Then Orion was placed on top of the Space Launch System …

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NPR

Scientists used a tiny brain implant to help a blind teacher see letters again

A former science teacher who’s been blind for 16 years became able to see letters, discern objects’ edges — and even play a Maggie Simpson video game — thanks to a visual prosthesis that includes a camera and a brain implant, according to American and …

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USA TODAY

Want to hear what it sounds like on Mars? NASA’s Perseverance rover gives you the chance.

The rover, which first arrived on Mars in February, has two microphones attached to it. It has so far recorded around five hours of sound, including “Martian wind gusts, rover wheels crunching over gravel, and motors whirring as the spacecraft moves its …

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Amico Hoops

Physicists Propose New Method for Defending Earth Against Cosmic Impacts

For Lubin and scientists like him, incidents like these underline the importance of robust planetary defense — the detection, tracking, characterization, and ultimately defense against potentially dangerous asteroids and comets.

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Livescience.com

2.5 billion-year-old traces of life locked inside primeval ruby

Traces of ancient life were locked inside a 2.5 billion-year-old ruby from Greenland, according to a new study. The planet’s oldest rubies, sparkling red gemstones made up of a transparent red mineral called corundum, are found in Greenland.

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Science Times

NASA Says Lucy Spacecraft Now in Cruise Mode Despite Solar Array Issues

The solar array of NASA’s Lucy mission launched last week to explore the Trojan asteroids is still being investigated. Still, the spacecraft is good and on track, according to NASA. The launch of Lucy took place on Saturday, October 16, and it went off …

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Poses In Spooky Mars Photo

At this very moment, multiple robots are exploring Mars to help scientists and astronomers better understand the planet. Whether it be Curiosity, Perseverance, or Ingenuity, these robots are critical for Martian exploration. They also happen to be great …

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