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February 22, 2022

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Space.com

Chang’e-5 T1 ‘completely burned up’ in Earth’s atmosphere shortly after launch, officials said.

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Livescience.com

Ghost-like particles called neutrinos hardly ever interact with normal matter, giving the teensy apparitions supreme hiding powers. They are so elusive that, in the decades since their initial discovery, physicists still haven’t pinned down their mass.

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Space.com

That flight can only take place, however, pending a positive result of a long-awaited Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) review of Starship’s facility near Boca Chica, Texas. The already delayed review has been …

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CNN

(CNN) Winged reptiles known as pterosaurs — airplane-size creatures that swooped through the skies as dinosaurs walked the Earth — were the first vertebrate animals to evolve powered flight. A spectacular three …

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Popular Science

Earlier this month, NASA announced that defense contractor Lockheed Martin would be building the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV), the rocket that will someday take off from the surface of Mars to start the return journey with samples of the planet’s dirt, rocks, …

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CNN

(CNN) The ice sheet covering Greenland is melting rapidly at its base and is injecting far more water and ice into the ocean than previously understood, according to new research, which could have serious ramifications for global sea level rise.

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MIT News

The planet is an ultrahot Jupiter and was discovered in 2015 orbiting a star about 850 light years from Earth. WASP-121b has one of the shortest orbits detected to date, circling its star in just 30 hours.

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The Weather Channel

Even after 19 Red Planet flights under its belt in a year, NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity is not done yet. The little chopper landed with NASA’s Perseverance rover on the floor of Jezero Crater one year ago today (February 18).

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Phys.Org

A spectacular head-on collision between two galaxies fueled the unusual triangular-shaped star-birthing frenzy, as captured in a new image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The interacting galaxy duo is collectively called Arp 143.

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CNET

Australia’s research and supply vessel, the RSV Nuyina, in Newcomb Bay, Antarctica. Jackson Ryan/CNET. In the coldest place on Earth, the temperature is rising. Human-induced climate change is causing Antarctica to experience heat like it hasn’t seen …

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