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February 19, 2022

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Space.com

And they showed how the brain adapts to spaceflight, finding that the brain is almost “rewired,” and both fluid shifts and shape changes occur. These changes can last for months after a person returns to Earth, the researchers found.

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USA TODAY

Circling in space for seven years, a lunar mission craft from China was misidentified as an Elon Musk SpaceX rocket. Stephen J. Beard and George Petras, USA TODAY. Published 5 …

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Space.com

The Solar Orbiter spacecraft made a milestone observation in space as it captured a huge solar prominence, or eruption. It’s the largest such event ever observed in a single image along with the full solar …

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Space.com

A private Cygnus freighter is set to launch on a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday (Feb. 19), and you can watch the whole thing live. Launch coverage is scheduled to start Saturday at 12:15 p.m. EST (1715 GMT) on the …

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The Atlantic

We came up with a way to measure the intelligence of entire planets. Things aren’t looking great for ours. By Adam Frank, Sara Walker, and David Grinspoon. Earth, shaped as a brain. Getty; The Atlantic. February 19, 2022, 8 AM ET.

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Space.com

“The resulting image shows that the team has moved each of Webb’s 18 primary mirror segments to bring 18 unfocused copies of a single star into a planned hexagonal formation,” NASA officials wrote in a blog post Friday (Feb. 18).

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Iowa Now

Scientists from the University of Iowa will travel to Alaska in February to launch the LAMP sounding rocket mission, designed to explore the energy of a pulsating aurora, one of the many forms of Northern Lights. The UI team includes Allison Jaynes, …

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The Weather Channel

NASA’s Perseverance rover has successfully completed the first year since landing on Mars on February 18, 2021. Weighing roughly 1,025 kgs, Perseverance is the heaviest rover ever to safely land on Mars and return with dramatic videos of its landing.

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Phys.Org

The James Webb Space Telescope team continues to make progress in aligning the observatory’s mirrors. Engineers have completed the first stage in this process, called “Segment Image Identification.” The resulting image shows that the team has moved …

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Livescience.com

Corkscrewing through the cosmos, three distant galaxies collide in a stunning new image captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. This cosmic crash is known as a triple galaxy merger, when three galaxies slowly draw each other nearer and tear each …

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