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June 10, 2022

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Space.com

The asteroid Ryugu contains some of the most primitive material ever studied in a laboratory on Earth, dating back to just 5 million years after the formation of the solar system, according to an analysis of samples retrieved by Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission.

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Space.com

Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are dazzling sights in June’s night sky. Mercury and the moon will join the show, too. … NASA sky map of five bright visible planets before dawn in June 2022.

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Space.com

The rover has collected a “pet rock” tucked inside its left front wheel that has been riding along with Perseverance since early February. So far, its ridden across 5.3 miles (8.5 kilometers) with the Perseverance rover as it drives across its Jezero …

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Space.com

Astra aims to notch its second consecutive satellite-deploying success this weekend. The California-based startup is targeting no earlier than Sunday (June 12) for the launch of two tiny cubesats for NASA’s Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation …

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CNET

In a study, published in the journal Science on June 9, JAXA scientists provide the first in-depth assessment of samples recovered from Ryugu since they were returned to Earth. “We found Ryugu is …

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Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

A deep dive into the diversity of 5,500 marine RNA virus species that scientists recently identified has found that several may help to drive carbon absorbed from the atmosphere to permanent storage on the ocean floor. Results from the analysis, …

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CNN

In four months, the rock has traveled more than 5.3 miles (8.5 kilometers) across the rugged terrain. It joined the mission during the campaign to explore Jezero Crater, the site of an ancient lake and river delta, in which NASA scientists surveyed rocks …

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The Atlantic

UFOs? After years of avoiding any serious discussion of such things, NASA is on it. The space agency announced yesterday that it will form a team dedicated to studying unidentified aerial phenomena “that cannot be identified as aircraft or known …

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The Washington Post

Move aside, baseball season. Never mind, beach season. For astronomy nerds, this summer marks supermoon season. On Tuesday night, sky watchers will witness the first of three summer supermoons. A supermoon occurs when a full moon also happens to be at …

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New York Post

Moon exploration is about to enter a new period where missions from different countries – and companies – operate on the lunar surface. It might look a little like the early mining days of the Wild West as each mission stakes its claim to lunar …

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