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March 17, 2022

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Space.com

When NASA rolls its Artemis 1 moon mission out to the launch pad today (March 17), most eyes will be on the giant rocket gearing up for its first-ever flight. But the machine carrying it deserves some attention, too, for it’s a marvel in its own right.

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CNN

The launch of the ExoMars rover, a collaboration between ESA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos, has been suspended. Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter.

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CBS News

NASA’s new SLS moon rocket, the most powerful yet built, was cleared for rollout from its Kennedy Space Center processing facility Thursday, kicking off an 11-hour trip to the launch pad for a dress rehearsal countdown in early April to clear the way …

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CNN

The Artemis I Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft can be seen inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 16. Sign up for …

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Livescience.com

Giant “sinkholes” — one of which could devour an entire city block holding six-story buildings — are appearing along the Arctic seafloor, as submerged permafrost thaws and disturbs the area, scientists have discovered.

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Popular Science

Those floods are often framed as a hint of what climate change will bring to America’s coasts. But they’re also a result of sea level rise that’s already occurred, and a signal of the country’s limited preparedness to deal with more water. The crisis is …

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Popular Science

The star, called 2MASS J17554042+6551277, imaged with a red filter to optimize. A bright star, with galaxies behind it, captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. NASA/STScI.

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CNET

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter was a huge question mark when it was on its way to the red planet. Would it fly at all? It answered that question with a resounding “yes” and then went on to defy expectations by achieving 21 successful flights.

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AZoM

Scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered a new device that could contribute to more efficient and cheaper methods of extracting heat-trapping gases from the environment and transforming them into useful substances such as fuel …

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Daily Beast

NASA officials announced on March 16 that JWST reached its goal of aligning its 21-foot, 4-inch hexagon-shaped mirror and Near-Infrared Camera, successfully focusing on a distant star. This alignment …

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