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March 2, 2022

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Space.com

NASA’s 1st Artemis moon landing will likely slip another year to 2026

The spacesuits and Human Landing System can’t be ready before then, NASA’s Inspector General told lawmakers. NASA has picked SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft, seen here in an artist’s depiction, to land. (Image credit: SpaceX). NASA’s first crewed landing …

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Space.com

Powerful GOES-T satellite launches to eye Earth’s weather, climate

The GOES-T satellite lifted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station today (March 1) at 4:38 p.m. EST (2138 GMT), riding a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket into the final frontier. If all goes according to plan, GOES-T will deploy from …

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Spaceflight Now

Atlas 5 rocket aces another on-target launch with NOAA weather satellite

Built by Lockheed Martin, the GOES-T satellite is the third of four spacecraft in NOAA’s latest generation of weather satellites positioned in geostationary orbit, extending a record of continuous weather observations since the first GOES satellite …

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Space.com

Scientists gearing up for rocket body’s March 4 moon crash

The rocket stage is on track to slam into Hertzsprung Crater on the far side of the moon on Friday at 7:25 a.m. EST (1225 GMT). The impact will mark the first time a piece of space junk accidentally smacks into the lunar surface, experts say.

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Space.com

The closest black hole to Earth doesn’t actually exist

As it turns out, those critics seem to have been correct. In new research, an international team of scientists led by researcher Abigail Frost of KU Leuven in Belgium has disproved the existence of a black hole in HR 6819.

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Optic Flux

Two black holes locked in cosmic dance near galaxy’s center are doomed to crash

Two huge black holes are locked together by gravity as they inevitably spiral towards a collision, researchers have found in a new study. Researchers in a new study have spotted two supermassive black holes that whip around each other every two Earth …

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Astronomy Magazine

Pioneer 10: It’s been 50 years since NASA targeted Jupiter and beyond

The quarter-ton, car-sized Pioneer 10 probe was designed to survey not just Jupiter but the entire solar system environment beyond Mars — including the never-before-crossed asteroid belt — for the first time.

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CNN

Expected collision of rocket part with moon to take place imminently

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. (CNN) A rocket part that’s been careering around space for years is set to collide with the moon on Friday, …

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Livescience.com

Old Stone Age culture discovered in China

The archaeological site, called Xiamabei, offers a rare glimpse into the life of Homo sapiens and now-extinct human relatives who inhabited the region some 40,000 years ago. The newly excavated site lies …

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Phys.Org

Chemists find the surprisingly simple way mammals keep their bloodstream in balance

In the current issue of Nature Metabolism, Joshua Rabinowitz, professor of chemistry and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, reports with his research group that much of metabolic balance in animals doesn’t require any sensing at all.

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