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February 23, 2022

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Space.com

Aschbacher noted that the U.S. and China have identified clear political and technological space targets and are executing plans. Europe could do the same. In his vision, Europeans could be walking on the moon by 2035, with a possible voyage to Mars then …

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Space.com

“There really is no good reason at this point to think the object is anything other than the Chang’e 5-T1 booster,” Bill Gray, who manages the Project Pluto software used to track near-Earth objects, told Inside Outer Space. “Anybody claiming otherwise has …

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Space.com

“NACHOS” flew to space aboard the 17th Cygnus resupply mission for the space station on Saturday (Feb. 19). NOAA’s GOES West satellite captured this stunning view of an explosive eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano, located in the South …

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Spaceflight Now

NASA says a faulty memory chip was the cause of a problem that forced technicians to swap out an engine control computer on the first Space Launch System rocket late last year, but the issue is not a constraint for an upcoming SLS fueling test or launch …

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Space.com

A ground-based telescope’s detection of a known Tatooine-like planet could herald new discoveries of similar planets, researchers say. Observers spotted Kepler-16b — an exoplanet that orbits two stars, similar to a world portrayed in the original …

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CNN

(CNN) Picture a calm spring day 66 million years ago in what’s now North Dakota. Perhaps a Triceratops was lying in the sun, while in the river freshwater paddlefish, mouths gaping, were foraging plankton.

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Space.com

Unifying quantum mechanics with general relativity is the ultimate dream — or nightmare — of physics. It would be a way to finally describe the force of gravity with the tools of quantum mechanics, unlocking how gravity works when it’s really strong …

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EarthSky

On February 10, 2022, researchers using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) said they found a third planet next door. The planet, Proxima d, is only 1/4 the mass of Earth and one of the smallest and lightest exoplanets discovered …

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Space.com

A head-on collision between galaxies has created a vast, cosmic triangle in deep space glittering with star formation in a new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The new photo, which NASA released Tuesday (Feb. 22), shows a pair of colliding …

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Phys.Org

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a long-predicted magnetic state of matter called an “antiferromagnetic excitonic insulator.” “Broadly speaking, this is a novel type of magnet,” said …

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