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February 15, 2022

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The New York Times

A year ago, NASA’s Perseverance rover was accelerating to a collision with Mars, nearing its destination after a 290-million-mile, seven-month journey from Earth. On Feb. 18 last year, the spacecraft carrying the rover pierced the Martian atmosphere at …

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The New York Times

The past 12 months on Mars have been both “exciting” and “exhausting” for scientists and engineers minding Perseverance and Ingenuity. And the mission is only really getting started.

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Space.com

Two particularly strange stars may have formed in a lucky collision, according to new research. What makes these two stars unusual is the high levels of carbon and oxygen at the surface of their atmospheres. Those elements are left behind as a star …

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CNN

(CNN) A rogue rocket expected to collide with the moon on March 4 was wrongly identified as a SpaceX Falcon rocket stage and, instead, is likely from a past Chinese lunar mission, according to NASA.

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Space.com

The billionaire commander of SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission is flying back to space again with a set of new crewmates. Shift4 CEO Jared Isaacman and SpaceX jointly announced Monday (Feb. 14) the creation of Polaris Dawn, a mission set to fly a Crew …

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CNN

Thousands of species of tiny plantlike organisms may evolve too slowly to keep up with Earth’s changes as the climate crisis continues, according to new research. These tiny organisms are algae, something you likely picture floating as a green film on top …

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Florida Today

Polaris Program astronauts Anna Menon, Scott Poteet, Jared Isaacman, and Sarah Gillis. Space is important to us and that’s why we’re working to bring you top coverage of …

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Phys.Org

Algae are more than just the green scum that shows up on aquarium walls. The tiny plants, when teamed up with a fungus, can form a composite structure called lichen. Lichens grow everywhere, from tundras in the Arctic to the bark of the tree in your …

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NPR

Independent astronomer Bill Gray, who first identified that this piece of junk would hit the moon, posted a correction on his website Project Pluto on Saturday. He first started tracking this particular piece of junk in March 2015, around one month after …

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Smithsonian

Abnormal growths in its fossilized neck bones suggest that the long-necked dino suffered from a pneumonia-like illness. Elizabeth Gamillo. Daily Correspondent. February 15, 2022 8:00 a.m.. An illustration of a group of sauropods …

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