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February 24, 2022

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Space.com

What does the Ukraine invasion mean for US-Russian partnership in space?

Could Russia’s military and political actions in Ukraine upend science and exploration in outer space? International political tensions are high after Russia invaded Ukraine this week, with attacks beginning near the capital Kyiv as well as in Kharkiv …

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Space.com

European space partnerships with Russia face uncertain future amid Ukraine tension

Astronauts regularly tout how living aboard the International Space Station tears down barriers. Right now, two Russian cosmonauts and one European astronaut are living in orbit together with four Americans. The seven spaceflyers are enjoying the fruit …

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Space.com

Hubble eyes two stunning galaxies before future James Webb Space Telescope observations

A stunning new image released by Hubble officials shows a single example of that collaboration: a pair of galaxies known as Arp 298, interacting 200 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus.

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Space.com

James Webb Space Telescope instrument checkouts on track amid mirror alignment

The filter wheel for the Near Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS) has been successfully calibrated, allowing this key part of the Fine Guidance System (FGS) to assist with alignment activities, agency officials wrote in a statement posted …

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The Verge

US and Russia still tethered by International Space Station during Ukraine conflict

Russia is, by and large, the United States’ biggest working partner in space. NASA and Russia’s state space corporation, Roscosmos, jointly operate the ISS, an orbiting laboratory that has become the primary space destination for astronauts hailing from …

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CNN

DNA reveals biggest-ever human family tree, dating back 100000 years

The research, carried out by scientists from the University of Oxford’s Big Data Institute, combines human genomes from a variety of sources — both ancient and modern DNA — to better understand human history and evolution.

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Space.com

A giant Mars dust pile is sculpted by the wind in this photo by a European probe

An enormous dust deposit on Mars shows the power of Martian wind in a new image snapped from orbit. Standing on the surface of Mars is possibly the largest single dust source on the Red Planet: the Medusae Fossae Formation (MFF). Shaped and sculpted by …

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Livescience.com

Scientists say planetary intelligence is real, but Earth doesn’t qualify yet

However, don’t assume that our planet is in this intelligent league. Earth is still one major step away from developing true planetary intelligence, a milestone that, if achieved, could help us prevent the impending climate catastrophe, the scientists said …

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CNN

Two galaxies crashing together form unusual space triangle of stars bursting to life

(CNN) An unusual triangle shape formed by two galaxies crashing together in a cosmic tug-of-war has been captured in a new image taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The head …

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EurekAlert

Colossal black holes locked in dance at heart of galaxy

image: This artist’s concept shows two candidate supermassive black holes at the heart of a quasar called PKS 2131-021. In this view of the system, gravity from the foreground black hole (right) can be seen twisting and distorting the light of its …

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