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January 23, 2022

NEWS

Space.com

SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship is scheduled to splash down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Panama City, Florida at 4:05 p.m. EST (2105 GMT) on Monday afternoon, although the landing will not be broadcast, NASA officials said.

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Space.com

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) just upgraded the software it uses to assess potentially hazardous asteroids to account for sunlight’s affect on orbits, among other changes. While there are no immediate known space rock hazards to Earth despite …

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Spaceflight Now

The engine test-firing, called a static fire test, occurred on launch pad 46 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station as Astra prepares to deliver four small CubeSat nano-satellites into orbit under contract to NASA’s Venture Class Launch Services program.

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon spacecraft, closing out a month-long mission, undocked from the International Space Station Sunday after a two-delay in its departure to wait for better weather in the capsule’s recovery zone off the coast of Florida.

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Alaska Public Media News

Given how contagious the omicron variant is, we wondered whether we should all still be wearing masks outdoors. We talk to some experts for advice. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: It’s well established that if you’re outdoors, your chances of being infected with …

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USA TODAY

What was once the biggest iceberg in the world was found to release over 167 billion tons of freshwater during a three month period and nearly one trillion tons in its lifespan, which could have profound effects on wildlife, scientists say.

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Wink News

But getting there — and successfully deploying a giant sunshade, mirrors and other appendages along the way — was just half the fun. Scientists and engineers now have to turn the $10 billion Webb into a functioning …

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Mashable

“When you look at Enceladus and Europa, there’s clearly an engine in these moons that is running,” Alyssa Rhoden, a planetary scientist who researches ocean worlds, told Mashable. “When you look at Mimas it’s the opposite — it can’t possibly be an ocean …

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Alaska Public Media News

(Of course, football games have been postponed this season because of COVID outbreaks, but the study’s authors believe that players were more likely spreading it in locker rooms and other shared indoor spaces.) Outdoor …

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Space.com

“SpaceX and NASA have waived off today’s planned departure of an upgraded SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft due to high winds in the splashdown zones at the Gulf,” NASA spokesperson Sandra Jones said during a NASA TV update Saturday.

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