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March 22, 2022

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Space.com

Officials at NASA are no doubt both excited and nervous as the agency gets ready for the debut of its most powerful rocket ever, dubbed the “mega moon rocket.” The vehicle is officially known as the Space Launch System (SLS) and is part of NASA’s …

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Space.com

Our tally of strange, new worlds just reached 5,000. Astronomers have added the 5,000th alien world to the NASA Exoplanet Archive, officials with the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California announced on Monday (March 21).

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Space.com

The brightest comet of 2021 has disintegrated, according to EarthSky. An icy wanderer known as Comet Leonard (C/2021 A1) fell apart during its perihelion, or closest approach to the sun, the report said. Perihelion was projected for Jan.

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NPR

Di Maio is a materials scientist at the University of Naples Federico II where he studies the formation of bubbles in polymers like polyurethane. He’s had to swear off bread and pizza, which can make outings in Italy a touch awkward. “It’s quite hard in …

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Phys.Org

Computers, smartphones, GPS: quantum physics has enabled many technological advances. It is now opening up new fields of research in cryptography (the art of coding messages) with the aim of developing ultra-secure telecommunications networks.

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CNET

Mars-bound astronauts will have a long, microgravity journey through space ahead of them. And microgravity is a direct cause of bone loss, putting these pioneers at major risk. But there may be a tasty, crunchy and healthy solution.

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USA TODAY

These exoplanets, so called because they are beyond our galaxy, have a variety of types. With new investigative tools such as the James Webb Space Telescope, scientists hope to learn whether some planets are habitable …

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CNET

The space Lord of the Rings: The green circle picture here is known as an “ORC,” or odd radio circle. J. English (U. Manitoba)/EMU/MeerKAT/DES(CTIO). What’s about 16 times wider than the Milky Way, looks like a smoky ring and hides out in deep space?

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Popular Science

Some exoplanets orbit two stars at once, while others orbit long-dead stars. So far, the confirmed exoplanets break down into: 30 percent gas giants, 35 percent Neptune-like dark and icy worlds, and 31 percent super-Earths (planets up to 10 times Earth’s …

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Livescience.com

A Tyrannosaurus rex chick shivers in the cold aftermath of the asteroid impact 66 million years ago. The asteroid caused sulfur aerosols to enter the atmosphere, which led to global cooling. (Image credit: ©James McKay; Creative Commons).

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