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January 15, 2022

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX launches 105 customer satellites on third Transporter rideshare mission

The successful launch was SpaceX’s second Falcon 9 rocket flight this year. The mission began with a fiery blastoff from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral at 10:25:39 a.m. EST (1525:39 GMT) …

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Spaceflight Now

Cape Canaveral’s busy January to continue with another Starlink launch

Forecasters expect brisk winds and chilly temperatures for a prime time, full moon launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with another batch of Starlink internet satellites Monday night from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. There’s …

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Phys.Org

New study sheds light on origins of life on Earth

Addressing one of the most profoundly unanswered questions in biology, a Rutgers-led team has discovered the structures of proteins that may be responsible for the origins of life in the primordial soup of ancient Earth. The study appears in the …

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Astronomy Magazine

Water vapor found on exoplanet in Neptune Desert

TOI-674b orbits its red dwarf host star about every two days. Despite its close orbit, the super-Neptune, seen in this artist’s concept, has water vapor in its atmosphere. NASA …

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Livescience.com

Weird sand ‘chess pieces’ dot Lake Michigan shore. Here’s how they formed.

Bizarre sandy sculptures rising from the beach by Lake Michigan caught the eyes of at least two photographers in early January, who posted their images of the nature-made marvels online. But what are these sandy statues and how on earth did they come …

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nj.com

Full January wolf moon of 2022 to light up winter sky

All full moons have generated a variety of nicknames dating back to the days when Native American tribes and Colonial Americans would name each moon based on weather conditions, farming routines and hunting trends during that time of year.

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EurekAlert

New study sheds light on origins of life on Earth

image: Addressing one of the most profoundly unanswered questions in biology, a Rutgers-led team has discovered the structures of proteins that may be responsible for the origins of life in the primordial soup of ancient Earth. view more.

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Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Look up: Many new spacecraft to launch from Space Coast in 2022

The biggest rocket to ever lift off from Earth is on tap for launch from Kennedy Space Center this spring, but it won’t be the only new name to make its Space Coast debut this year. While the Artemis I mission to the moon will carry the new Orion …

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WFTV Orlando

Study finds no evidence of Mars life in meteorite found in Antarctica

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — (AP) — A 4 billion-year-old meteorite from Mars that caused a splash here on Earth decades ago contains no evidence of ancient, primitive Martian life after all, scientists reported Thursday. In 1996, a NASA-led team announced …

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Gizmodo

Astronomers Spot What Could Be a Neptune-Sized Moon in a Distant Solar System

By scouring archival data from the now-retired Kepler space telescope, astronomers have found a promising new exomoon candidate, in what is an exceptionally rare discovery. Advertisement. To date, astronomers have confirmed the existence of 4,884 …

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