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May 9, 2022

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Space.com

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) reestablished contact with the miniature Mars chopper Thursday (May 5) after it missed a scheduled call-in about two days before, the agency reported Friday (May 6).

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Space.com

As the $10 billion observatory enters the “homestretch” of its commissioning work, according to officials, Webb’s latest image showed off the telescope’s literally stellar performance using its coldest instrument, the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI).

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Space.com

A building-sized asteroid whizzed by our planet overnight into Monday (May 9) and at a very safe distance, just like all the other giant space rocks we know of. The asteroid, known officially as 467460 (2006 JF42), came within 14 Earth-moon distances …

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Space.com

Frost on Mars develops overnight and is made of carbon dioxide. It’s essentially dry ice, so when the sun rises, the frost vaporizes rather than melts. The visible-light camera on Mars Odyssey, which has been orbiting the Red Planet since 2001, captures …

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USA TODAY

it’s also the flower moon, a name given to May’s full moon because “flowers spring forth across North America in abundance this month.” Get ready for a sky spectacle this weekend. A …

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Livescience.com

To avoid being snagged in the talons of a ravenous owl, the greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis) mimics the intense buzz of an angry hornet and thus scares off its potential predators. This is the first known example of a mammal (in this case, …

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The New York Times

To scare off potential predators, some animals display the traits of more deadly creatures. A scarlet kingsnake, for example, wears a red, black and yellow striped pattern similar to that of a venomous coral snake; innocuous butterfly species display …

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The Washington Post

This perfectly preserved leg clearly shows the skin, muscle and bones of the three-toed Thescelosaurus. Scientists think this dinosaur leg, discovered in 2021, dates back 66 …

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Livescience.com

The moon’s phases are one of the most familiar sights in the night sky. Every month, we see our lone satellite wax and wane through a series of shapes, taking it from an unmissable full moon down to a tiny sliver of a crescent, briefly disappearing …

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U.S. News & World Report

By By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter. (HealthDay). MONDAY, May 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have unearthed new details about how astronauts’ brains are affected by extended trips in space. “These findings have important …

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