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June 4, 2022

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Space.com

The Curiosity rover · “The spikes are most likely the cemented fillings of ancient fractures in a sedimentary rock,” the SETI Institute …

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WIRED

WIRED has finally fortunate enough to catch up with the 86-year-old former astronaut and Lunar Module pilot to get a full debrief on how this unique electric ride performed on the Apollo 16 mission in April 1972.

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CNET

In the coming decade, NASA is determined to emulate Apollo-era energy by bringing space exploration back to the moon. The agency has a timeline of ambitious missions, collectively dubbed the Artemis plan, poised to culminate in the practical …

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Mashable

Planet hosts metal clouds and raining gems · A weird “rugby ball-shaped” planet · A rare discovery on a “Super Neptune.” · A still-forming exoplanet.

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Space.com

Science writer Natalie Wolchover has received a 2022 Pulitzer Prize for her work at Quanta Magazine explaining the intricate story of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, which launched in December. Wolchover is a senior writer …

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Space.com

Privately developed spacecraft will carry a new suite of science gear to the moon in 2026 to support NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program, if all goes according to plan. The agency has selected two sets of instruments as a part of its Commercial …

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Phys.Org

In this photo taken from video released by the Roscosmos Space Agency, the Soyuz-2.1a rocket booster with cargo transportation spacecraft Progress МS-20 blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, June 3, 2022.

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Mashable

In a blog post, NASA described the update as “a sole source modification” to its Commercial Crew Transportation Capabilities (CCtCap) contract with SpaceX. SpaceX’s Crew-4 is currently docked at the ISS, and NASA also purchased three flights from SpaceX in …

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Mashable

In research recently published in the science journal Nature Communications, earth scientists and biologists found preserved chemical evidence (in fossilized teeth) that megalodons and great white sharks coexisted as apex predators near the end of the …

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CNET

It’s hard for me to pick a favorite rock on Mars. There’s the “butt crack” and the “flower” and, of course, the stunning blueberries, but my current geologic darling is the NASA Perseverance rover wheel rock, a chunky stowaway that has been clinging to the …

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