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March 1, 2022

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Space.com

NASA is continuing to operate the International Space Station (ISS) as usual alongside Russia and the agency’s other partners, but is weighing its options for the future amid Russia’s ongoing invasion in Ukraine, the agency’s top space operations …

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Spaceflight Now

Kathy Lueders, head of NASA’s human spaceflight operations division, said Monday that joint activities on the International Space Station are continuing amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, including preparations for the return of NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei …

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Space.com

Europe’s ExoMars rover, built to search for traces of life on the Red Planet, is unlikely to launch as planned in September aboard a Russian rocket as a result of sanctions rolled out by European countries in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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Space.com

GOES-T is the third spacecraft in the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES)-R Series, which NOAA officials describe as “the Western Hemisphere’s most sophisticated weather-observing and environmental-monitoring system.”.

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Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The mission will launch the GOES-T weather satellite toward geostationary orbit for NOAA and NASA. Text …

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Scientific American

On March 4 a four-metric-ton spent rocket stage will end its uncontrolled, 7.5-year voyage through space with a flourish: it will slam into the far side of the moon, close to the 570-kilometer-wide crater Hertzsprung, at about 9,300 kilometers per hour …

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The Washington Post

On Tuesday, the United States will launch its latest and greatest weather satellite, which will provide constant monitoring over the Western Hemisphere and help track fires, hurricanes, lightning, smoke plumes, coastal fog, landslides, …

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Phys.Org

Physicists at UC Santa Barbara have become the first to experimentally observe a quirky behavior of the quantum world: a “quantum boomerang” effect that occurs when particles in a disordered system are kicked out of their locations.

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CNN

The study, published in the journal Evolutionary Biology, said it had long been recognized that the “stoutness” of adult Tyrannosaur skeletons varied considerably. This had been explained by sex differences — with female T. rex perhaps more petite than …

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Space.com

The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) is starting its first operational science work as it embarks on a mission to better understand our sun. DKIST is a nearly $300 million science observatory perched atop the 10,062-foot (3,067 meters) Mount …

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