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March 23, 2022

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Spaceflight Now

The Space Launch System is designed to launch astronauts to the moon for the first time since the last of NASA’s Apollo lunar missions in 1972. NASA is preparing the first SLS, along with an Orion crew capsule on top, for an unpiloted test flight to lunar …

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Space.com

NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity has done it again, soaring successfully on its 22nd Red Planet flight. The 4-pound (1.8 kilograms) Ingenuity stayed aloft for 101.4 seconds and reached a maximum altitude of 33 feet (10 meters) during the sortie, …

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WIRED

“We didn’t have any pictures of [the area] between the surface and the magma at all,” says Carol Finn, a research geophysicist at the US Geological Survey. “So although a lot of the geochemistry was known, no one’s ever seen a picture of: How does the …

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EarthSky

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) released a new image yesterday (March 22, 2022) of what it called the astronomy’s newest mystery. It’s the image you see above. Astronomers call it an odd radio circle or ORC.

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EurekAlert

“We set out to help resolve these debates by combining genomic and paleontological data to disentangle their evolutionary relationships. The extraordinary fossil record of echinoids and the ease with which these fossils can be incorporated in phylogenetic …

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Livescience.com

Plastic pollution leads to severe impact on marine ecosystems and can affect human health. For example, once plastic enters the ocean it can suffocate and entangle animals, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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Phys.Org

Using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), astronomers from the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and elsewhere have detected a new Jupiter-sized extrasolar world. The newfound exoplanet, designated TOI-3757 b, is slightly larger than …

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Reuters

WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) – Spinosaurus, the largest-known carnivorous dinosaur, and its closest relatives long have confounded scientists trying to understand how these unusual water-loving beasts lived their lives and hunted prey.

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Science News

The Milky Way arches over the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope in China, one of the observatories whose data has revealed that our galaxy began forming a disk of stars surprisingly fast after the Big Bang.

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Phys.Org

Using a previously published and carefully curated 68-gene dataset, the scientists ran a battery of mathematical models to reconstruct the evolution of protein sequences—the results of which, have been published today in Royal Society Open Science.

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