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March 8, 2022

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CNN

This artist’s illustration depicts a newly discovered 328 million-year-old ancestor of modern octopuses and vampire squids. Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore …

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Space.com

On Feb. 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine, starting a war whose impact has stretched into space, with satellites providing internet and intel and longstanding international relations in outer space shifting rapidly.

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Space.com

Teams are starting to retract the “kitchen drawer” platforms surrounding the first rocket that will launch a NASA Artemis mission toward the moon. Retracting the platforms surrounding the huge Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at NASA’s Kennedy Space …

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Space.com

Astronomers spotted the largest molecule yet found in a planet-forming disk, which they say will tell us more about the origin of life. The molecule, dimethyl, is a precursor to organic molecules like methane that in some cases may be indicative of …

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CNN

An extraordinary war of words is transpiring between the head of Russia’s space agency and one of NASA’s most famous former astronauts as the US-Russian partnership at the International Space Station hits its lowest point since its inception.

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Phys.Org

The ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft is speeding towards its historic first close pass of the sun. On 14 March, the spacecraft will pass the orbit of Mercury, the scorched inner planet of our solar system, and on 26 March it will reach its closest …

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Reuters

WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) – For the roughly 300 known octopus species dwelling in the world’s oceans, having eight arms is a defining characteristic. But that is not the way it started. Scientists said on Tuesday a fossil unearthed in central …

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Phys.Org

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, researchers at Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands have for the first time detected dimethyl ether in a planet-forming disc. With nine atoms, this is the largest molecule …

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Phys.Org

A strategic partnership of NASA and ESA (European Space Agency), Mars Sample Return also will bring us closer to human exploration missions to the Red Planet. Angie Jackman—who has spent more than 35 …

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Livescience.com

The European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN) has announced that it will suspend Russia’s “Observer” status at its facilities and halt new partnerships with Russian scientific institutions following Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine.

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