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March 12, 2022

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Space.com

The Ingenuity helicopter’s Red Planet flight tally is up to 21. The 4-pound (1.8 kilograms) NASA chopper just aced another Mars sortie, agency officials announced today (March 11). “#MarsHelicopter can’t be stopped! Ingenuity successfully completed its …

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The agency knew that science advances in the coming decades would mean there would be techniques available to study the rocks that were not available to scientists of the 1970s. With NASA’s Artemis program hoping to send astronauts to …

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Student activities blend delicious science with a healthy dose of real-life NASA missions. Answers will be shared on 3/15. NASA’s Pi Day Challenge of 2022 includes questions about four agency missions. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech).

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The Hubble Space Telescope captured a laser-like jet that represents a “tantrum” being thrown by an infant star. The outburst came from a very young star just starting its evolution, and the image shows a jet of gas traveling supersonically.

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NASA and crowdsourcing platform HeroX have launched a $30,000 challenge to find better ways to analyze data relating to Mars’ potential to host life. The deadline to make your submission is April 18, and you can review the full competition eligibility …

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As shared by NASA Watch on Saturday (March 5), the video by Russian state news outlet RIA Novosti shows NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei being left behind on the ISS rather than departing on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft as planned.

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Today (March 11), NASA’s crawler-transporter 2 (CT-2) vehicle began to slowly “crawl” its way to the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where it will pick up the agency’s Space Launch System megarocket and Orion spacecraft …

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The Weather Channel

Indian researchers have developed a simple technique of separating the constant background of the Solar Colona and revealing the dynamic corona. The technique has been developed jointly by the Aryabhatta Research Institute and the Indian Institute of …

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The Washington Post

Paleontologists have identified the earliest known ancestor of the octopus and vampire squid — and named the newly discovered species after President Biden. The more than 300-million-year-old fossilized Syllipsimopodi bideni, a vampyropod, …

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Livescience.com

This difference could ultimately help to explain why the crust under Africa has been lifted upward and why the continent has seen so many large supervolcano eruptions over hundreds of millions of years. “This …

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