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March 25, 2022

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Space.com

In the first year of its scientific operations, the James Webb Space Telescope will study small galaxies orbiting the Milky Way, look for the oldest stars in the universe or peer inside mysterious remnants of an exploded star.

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The New York Times

Startlingly large amounts of methane are leaking from wells and pipelines in New Mexico, according to a new analysis of aerial data, suggesting that the oil and gas industry may be contributing more to climate change than was previously known.

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Space.com

The Milky Way’s thick disk is 2 billion years older than astronomers previously thought and likely formed barely 800 million years after the Big Bang, a new study based on an unusual type of star found. Our galaxy can be split into two major parts: the …

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Space.com

On April 15, planetary scientist and NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins will launch to the International Space Station and, as such, will likely be in space when the agency’s Artemis 1 mission launches to the moon. The scheduling, which will be Watkins’ …

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CNN

(CNN) Nearly 50 years after it was collected, a lunar sample from the Apollo 17 mission has finally been opened at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. It’s one of the last unopened samples from the final Apollo mission to land humans on the moon.

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Space.com

New documents suggest that NASA officials dismissed concerns raised by the LGBTQ community over the name of its newest observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope. NASA was aware that discrimination against LGBTQ people took place in the agency under …

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Space.com

Ax-1 will send four private space travelers on a 10-day trip to the station to conduct science and push commercial spaceflight forward. Its crew includes former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría and paying passengers Larry Connor, Mark Pathy and Eytan …

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Space.com

China is considering adding a mission to Venus to its plans for planetary exploration, according to a senior Chinese space official. The country launched its first interplanetary mission, Tianwen 1, to Mars in 2020; the mission’s orbiter and Zhurong …

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EurekAlert

With Thesan, the researchers can simulate a cubic volume of the universe spanning 300 million light years across. They run the simulation forward in time to track the first appearance and evolution of hundreds of thousands of galaxies …

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Fizzy drinks, salt and pepper, and alcohol are some of the culinary items that don’t make the safety cut for space travel. By Tatyana Woodall | Published Mar 25, 2022 …

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