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January 17, 2022

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Space.com

Axiom Space: Building the off-Earth economy

Human spaceflight veterans; Private space station plans; Astronaut missions; Additional resources. Axiom Space wants to take the off-Earth economy to new heights.

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CNN

Curiosity rover’s detection of carbon hints at Mars’ past

(CNN) In the search for life beyond Earth, NASA’s Curiosity rover has been on a nearly decade-long mission to determine if Mars was ever habitable for living organisms. A new analysis …

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EarthSky

A gravitational wave background from giant black holes?

Using pulsars as ‘clocks’. How do these scientists gather their data? How can they study something so elusive as a background signal of gravitational waves? IPTA is a collaboration between several institutions across the …

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CNN

Don’t miss the wolf moon light up the sky this week

(CNN) “Owoooo!” Wolves are associated with howling at the moon — a common myth that’s become widely accepted over the ages. Despite the fictional tale, it hasn’t stopped people from connecting the moon with the furry animals. The first full moon of …

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CNN

Tonga volcano eruption likely not large enough to affect global climate, experts say

The eruption of an underwater volcano off Tonga on Saturday, which triggered a tsunami warning for several South Pacific island nations, is seen in an image from a NOAA satellite.

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The Weather Channel

NASA Citizen Scientist Discovers Gas Giant Denser than Jupiter 379 Light-Years from Earth

A citizen scientist has discovered a giant gaseous planet about 379 light-years from Earth, orbiting a star with the same mass as the Sun, NASA reported. The exoplanet, called TOI-2180 b, was discovered in NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite …

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NBC Southern California

Students Still Understand Lecture Videos After Watching at Faster Speeds, UCLA Study Suggests

A new study from researchers at UCLA seems to suggest busy students listening to sped-up video lectures can actually understand a lot: about as much as those listening to the same lecture at regular speeds.

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Space.com

Scorching alien planet takes seasons to an extreme

Scientists got a close look at an extreme case of seasons thanks to a retired NASA telescope. Researchers used NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope to film a year on an exoplanet called XO-3b. Conveniently, a year on this world lasts only three Earth days.

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BBC News

SLS: Nasa fixes glitchy megarocket equipment ahead of key test

Nasa has fixed a problem with malfunctioning equipment on a new rocket designed to take astronauts to the Moon. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been preparing the giant Space Launch System (SLS) for its maiden flight, …

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U.S. News & World Report

Astronauts at Risk of ‘Space Anemia’

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter. (HealthDay). MONDAY, Jan. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Astronauts can develop a condition called space anemia because their bodies destroy more red blood cells than normal when in space, a groundbreaking study …

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