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February 18, 2022

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Space.com

SoFIE is part of a larger haul of science, supplies and hardware flying on Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus NG-17 resupply mission, which is scheduled to launch at 12:39 p.m. EST (1739 GMT) on Saturday (Feb. 19).

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Space.com

The car-sized Perseverance rover touched down inside the Red Planet’s 28-mile-wide (45 kilometers) Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021. The rover is searching for signs of past Mars life in Jezero, which hosted a big lake and a river delta in the ancient past.

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CNN

The joy and excitement of the successful landing for the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter, taking place during a time of hardship for so many, echoed around the globe. “One year ago, Perseverance touched down at Jezero Crater and began its …

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NPR

Perseverance is hunting for evidence of microbes that may have once lived on the red planet – a first for a NASA robot. It begins a new chapter of Martian exploration: one that not only searches for ancient signs of microbial Martians, but that lays the …

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Space.com

Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) captured stunning views of February’s Full Snow Moon this week. Full moons occur when the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun, which happens roughly every 29.5 days.

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collectSPACE.com

– A recently-released plan for how NASA will dispose of the International Space Station makes no mention of preserving historically-significant components from the orbiting complex. But it is not just an omission from a report: the space agency says it has …

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Space.com

NASA’s Curiosity rover just aced a bit of atmospheric science on Mars. The Curiosity rover, now nearing its 10th year of exploring the Red Planet, took imagery of clouds drifting over its exploration site on Mount Sharp (Aeolis Mons) with an aim to …

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Space.com

The next time a space rock races through our solar system from beyond, humans will be a little more prepared to unlock its secrets. To date, astronomers have identified two interstellar objects that came from other neighborhoods and rushed through the …

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Phys.Org

In their paper published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics, Anthony Berdeu, Maud Langlois and Frédéric Vachier, describe how they spotted a third moon around asteroid Elektra and some of its characteristics.

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Popular Science

For most of human history, we kept time by Earth’s place in space. The second was a subdivision of an Earth day, and, later, an Earth year: The timespan was defined by where Earth was. Then came the atomic clock. Scientists delved into atoms of the …

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