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March 9, 2022

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Space.com

Giant radiation bubbles created by monster black hole feeding frenzy, new study suggests

These findings may shed light on how this enormous black hole has grown over time and shaped the history of the Milky Way, and how other supermassive black holes may have influenced their galaxies as well, the researchers told Space.com.

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Space.com

The sun readies for its close-up as Europe’s Solar Orbiter approaches

The European Solar Orbiter mission will make its closest approach to the sun later this month, promising to capture images that could unravel some of the mysterious behaviours of the star at the heart of our solar system.

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Space.com

NASA would get $24 billion in new omnibus spending bill

The funding package, which allocates a total of $1.5 trillion throughout the government, would give NASA about $760 million less for fiscal year 2022 than U.S. President Joe Biden requested last year. (The fiscal year runs from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.).

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Space.com

Meteor streaks through Jupiter’s atmosphere as NASA spacecraft watches

When a rogue meteor careened through the atmosphere of Jupiter last year, it caught the attention of NASA’s Juno spacecraft in orbit around the giant planet. The brief and sudden flash in Jupiter’s upper atmosphere was spotted by NASA’s Juno spacecraft …

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Spaceflight Now

Live coverage: SpaceX ready for another Starlink mission

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The Starlink 4-10 mission will launch SpaceX’s next batch of 48 Starlink broadband satellites. Text updates …

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Space.com

NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance snags 7th Red Planet rock sample

NASA’s Perseverance rover now has seven Mars rock samples in its collection. The car-sized robot drilled into another Martian rock and socked away the resulting core, mission team members announced via Twitter today …

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NPR

NASA is just now opening a vacuum-sealed sample it took from the moon 50 years ago

Fifty years ago, astronauts on one of NASA’s Apollo missions hammered a pair of tubes 14 inches long into the surface of the moon. Once the tubes were filled with rocks and soil, the astronauts — Eugene Cernan and Harrison “Jack” Schmitt …

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Phys.Org

There’s a big rock stuck inside one of Perseverance’s wheels

It looks like the Perseverance rover has an unwanted passenger, a rock stuck inside one of its wheels. The image of the stone was selected by public input as the “Image of the Week” for Week 54 (Feb. 20–26, 2022) of the Perseverance mission.

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Science News

An extinct rat shows CRISPR’s limits for resurrecting species

The Christmas Island rat (illustrated) went extinct in the early 1900s. Editing the genome of a living relative of the rat could create something that looks like the extinct rodent, but it would lack some important genes, a study finds.

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Phys.Org

Nature-based solutions in mountains can reduce climate change impact on drought

Their focus was on a typical type of catchment restoration in South Africa—invasive alien tree management. “Invasive alien trees have higher transpiration rates, compared to the native vegetation of the Cape mountains, and …

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