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January 24, 2022

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Space.com

SpaceX Dragon splashes down off Florida coast with nearly 5000 pounds of science on board

SpaceX’s latest cargo mission is back on Earth with a huge haul of science experiments on board. The Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship splashed down today (Jan. 24) in the Atlantic Ocean at 4:05 p.m. EST (2105 GMT), off the coast of Florida near Panama City.

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Space.com

Watch Perseverance Mars rover spit out a stuck rock after choking on sample

NASA’s Perseverance rover managed to spit out pieces of rock that had been blocking its Mars-sampling gear since late December. Although the un-choking procedure hadn’t been previously tested, the engineers on the Mars mission found it was rather …

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The New York Times

After Million-Mile Journey, James Webb Telescope Reaches Destination

After traveling nearly one million miles, the James Webb Space Telescope arrived at its new home on Monday. The spacecraft’s arrival checks off another tricky step as scientists on Earth prepare to spend at least a decade using the observatory to study …

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Space.com

The James Webb Space Telescope glides to its deep-space parking spot today!

NASA will not be broadcasting from mission control during the burn, as the agency did for some previous key milestones. However, NASA plans to carry several follow-up events live today after executing the crucial burn at about 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT).

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CNN

Telescope reaches its final destination a million miles from Earth

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. (CNN) The James Webb Space Telescope has reached its final destination, almost a month after launch.

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CNN

Saturn’s ‘Death Star’ moon could harbor a hidden ocean

“If Mimas has an ocean, it represents a new class of small, ‘stealth’ ocean worlds with surfaces that do not betray the ocean’s existence,” said study author Alyssa Rhoden, a scientist Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, in a statement.

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The Washington Post

Webb telescope arriving at outpost 1 million miles from Earth to begin study of distant galaxies

NASA’s revolutionary James Webb Space Telescope on Monday will fire its thrusters for five minutes and, if all goes as planned, reach its final destination, a special orbit around the sun where it will spend the rest of its life scrutinizing the …

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Phys.Org

Landing therapeutic genes safely in the human genome

Many future gene and cell therapies to treat diseases like cancer, rare genetic and other conditions could be enhanced in their efficacy, persistence, and predictability by so-called “genomic safe harbors (GSHs).” These are landing sites in the human …

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Phys.Org

Nanosatellite launch is a big step forward for African space science

South African space science had a big day on 13 January 2022. The Cape Peninsula University of Technology, based in Cape Town, launched its third satellite mission into space from the Cape Canaveral rocket launch site in Florida in the US.

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The New York Times

To Hippos, a Wheeze and a Honk Mean More Than Just ‘Hello!’

By playing a variety of recordings of “wheeze honks” to pods of hippopotamuses, researchers began to decipher how the animals communicate with one another. … Listen to a group of hippos in a reserve in Mozambique react to a recorded hippo call.

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