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June 9, 2022

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Space.com

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is gearing up to start operations this summer, and one of its many assignments will be to search for primeval black holes in the early universe. A supermassive black hole is believed to lie at the center of almost …

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Space.com

NASA has arranged for a team of scientists to spend nine months evaluating unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAPs. The study, which will begin early in the fall, will tackle a range of questions related to the sightings of objects in the sky have not …

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The New York Times

One-fifth of an ounce of dark specks brought to Earth from an asteroid by a Japanese spacecraft are some of the most pristine bits of a baby solar system ever studied, scientists announced on Thursday. That fact should help planetary scientists refine …

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Livescience.com

By infecting these organisms, RNA viruses likely affect how carbon flows through the ocean at large, said Steven Wilhelm, the principal investigator of the Aquatic Microbial Ecology Research Group at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, who was not …

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CNET

Japan’s space agency has performed an initial analysis of samples from the 4.6-billion-year-old asteroid Ryugu. Why it matters. The samples are some of the most primitive materials ever recovered from space and will help us understand the earliest …

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The New York Times

During a presentation on Thursday to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s associate administrator for science, said the study would try to scientifically examine what the federal government calls …

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CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. (CNN) NASA is putting a team together to study unidentified aerial phenomena, popularly known as UFOs, …

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CNN

The remains of the spinosaurid belong to what is likely a new species, Christopher Barker, a PhD doctoral student in vertebrate paleontology at the University of Southampton who led the study, told CNN via email Thursday.

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Slate Magazine

From A Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Woman by Lindy Elkins-Tanton. Copyright © 2022 by Linda Elkins-Tanton. Reprinted by permission of William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. “What happens if it blows up?” a high school student …

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Space.com

Scientists and engineers are debating how to best use that month on the Red Planet. Should the Mars explorers plant a flag, just try to stay alive, conduct valuable science work or prioritize setting up equipment for the next human Mars landing team?

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