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September 25, 2021



Landsat 9, NASA’s most powerful Landsat satellite ever, is ‘go’ for launch on Monday

NASA has cleared its newest powerful Earth-observing satellite for a launch into orbit from the California coast on Monday (Sept. 27).

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Spaceflight Now

Photos: Landsat 9 encapsulated inside Atlas payload shroud

The Landsat 9 satellite is set for launch Sept. 27 from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. These photos show the encapsulation of the environmental …

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HGH receptor gene may have helped early humans survive periods of scarcity

The variant, which first emerged 1 million to 2 million years ago, was dominant among Neanderthals and Denisovans, as well as the closets ancestors of modern …

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Mars probe records a big hour-and-a-half Martian quake

Mars is alive. (Geologically.) NASA recently reported that its InSight lander — sent to observe geologic activity beneath the Martian surface — recorded one …

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NASA’s Perseverance rover cameras capture ‘mission-critical’ views of Mars — and an epic selfie

The six-wheeled robotic explorer, which landed on the surface of Mars on Feb. 18, 2021, is equipped with a total of 23 cameras — each of which captures a …

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Fox News

Mars images show Perseverance rover at work

New images from NASA show the Perseverance Mars rover hard at work as it searches the Red Planet for signs of ancient microbial life.

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Orbit Fab to launch propellant tanker to fuel satellites in geostationary orbit

The mission was facilitated by Spaceflight and GeoJump, a new company offering small satellite rideshare services to the geostationary belt. “Commencing …

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InSight finally detects large quakes on Mars

NASA’s InSight mission has been on the surface of the Red Planet for a long time now and so far hasn’t detected much in the way of seismic activity.

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Digital Trends

Perseverance selfie shows it’s been a busy Mars rover of late

The Perseverance Mars rover snapped a selfie recently, showing its tracks wending through the Martian dust and up to a rock named Rochette.

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Duluth News Tribune

Northland providers prepared to offer COVID-19 booster doses

Following the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, several Northland vaccine providers will have Pfizer COVID-19 booster …

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