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April 12, 2022

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Space.com

The crucial “wet dress rehearsal” for NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission won’t cover as much ground as the agency had originally hoped. The wet dress rehearsal is a practice run for Artemis …

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Space.com

All net proceeds from the initial sale will go to a nonprofit helping Ukraine survive the Russian invasion.

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Space.com

Sending astronauts back to the moon will have considerable benefits both scientifically and economically, NASA officials stressed. That message came through during a discussion of NASA’s Artemis program of lunar exploration that was held April 5 at the …

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Space.com

In 2018, NASA’s Perseverance rover and the first-ever Mars helicopter Ingenuity landed in Jezero Crater on the surface of the Red Planet. Now, a high-resolution camera on a NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars has captured the pair from orbit.

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Scientific American

On January 8, 2014, at 17:05:34 UT, an approximately meter-sized rock from space streaked through the sky off the coast of Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, burning up with an energy equivalent to about 110 metric tons of TNT and raining debris into the …

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Scientific American

Astronomers breathed a collective sigh of relief as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) sprung to life. Getting the $10-billion telescope up and running following its launch on Christmas Day 2021 had been a nerve-racking affair.

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CNN

While most of the known comet nuclei measure a few miles across, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope spotted Comet C/2014 UN271 with a nucleus that reaches 85 miles across. That’s more than twice the width of Rhode Island.

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CBS News

Officials at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory unveiled their newest spacecraft, named Psyche, with the mission to explore an asteroid orbiting earth. psyche-3.jpg The spacecraft, named Psyche, will explore an asteroid orbiting earth, also named Psyche, …

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The Weather Channel

The fossil belongs to the Thescelosaurus species, which is speculated to be unfeathered and very scaly like lizards, unlike their meat-eating contemporaries. And this particular leg fossil is so well preserved that it even includes remnants of the animal’s …

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Livescience.com

Sometimes during a full moon, part or all of Earth’s shadow falls on the moon, making it a lunar eclipse. The next lunar eclipse will happen next month, on May 15-16, 2022, when a total lunar eclipse will turn the moon a rusty red, giving it the eerie …

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