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March 27, 2022

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Space.com

On March 4, a lonely, spent rocket booster will smack into the surface of the moon at nearly 6,000 mph. All moons and planets are constantly under barrage from asteroids and comets. (Image credit: NASA via WikimediaCommons).

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SpaceFlight Insider

On March 21, NASA announced the milestone of 5,005 confirmed exoplanets. One of JWST’s major tasks will be studying the atmospheres of exoplanets to look for signs of life. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield recommended …

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The Hill

The European Space Agency (ESA) recently suspended work with Russia on its upcoming ExoMars mission, according to Space News. Not only has politics provided yet another delay for the mission to put a European rover on Mars but the decision is another …

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Digital Trends

The long process of getting the James Webb Space Telescope ready for science operations continues, with the ongoing alignment of three of its instruments. Webb recently reached the major milestone of aligning its mirrors with its NIRCam instrument, …

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Inverse

We now know of 5,005 exoplanets — here are astronomers’ 8 favorites · 8. Kepler-1649c · 7. K2-138 · 6. Proxima Centauri b.

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Space.com

You can spot a triangular alignment of three bright worlds Sunday (March 27) and Monday (March 28) in the predawn hours. Involved in this collection of worlds will be cloudy Venus, bright Mars and ringed Saturn. Also joining them on Monday will be the …

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Roanoke Times

Our morning sky presents a good demonstration that the planets do indeed move, and that they all don’t move at the same rate, nor always in the same direction. The planetary trio of Venus, Mars, and Saturn end March and begin April by putting on a …

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Forbes

Moon dust that astronaut Neil Armstrong collected during 1969’s Apollo 11 mission that was man’s first visit to the moon could sell for a seven-figure sum at auction in April – years after the space agency fought in court to keep the dust out of …

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Inverse

Trends in space exploration have veered away from the hot and thick atmosphere of Venus in favor of the colder and thinner atmosphere of Mars. There hasn’t been a lander sent to Venus’ surface since 1985 when the Soviet Union sent Vega 2.

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ABC News

Want to go to Mars? Then you could end up eating a lot of lettuce. But not any ordinary lettuce. Researchers from the University of California, Davis, have genetically engineered lettuce to produce a drug based on a human hormone that keeps bones …

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