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June 22, 2022

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Space.com

And with a new moonshot comes a new moon rocket. SLS has never flown, and the recent wet dress rehearsal was supposed to be its last hurdle. But whether or not Artemis 1 is actually ready to fly now is not yet clear.

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Space.com

Any potential alien life in the waters of vast ocean worlds could receive vital nutrients from their planets’ molten cores via thick layers of exotic high-pressure ice that can transport salts, new research has found.

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Scientific American

On June 13, at 6 A.M. ET, astronomers around the world descended on the Gaia Archive: the landing Web page for every last bit of data from the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Milky Way–mapping Global Astrometric Interferometer for Astrophysics (Gaia) …

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NPR

There’s a vast world around us that animals can perceive — but humans can’t. Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Ed Yong uses the example of a dark room: Though it might seem that there would be little to detect in the darkness, a bird in the room …

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CNET

Curiosity’s mast-mounted camera snapped a landscape view of the sulfate-bearing region of the Gale Crater on May 2, 2022. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS.

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CBS News

Five planets are moving into a rare alignment, which will be visible from Earth this week. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are lining up — in that order — for the first time since December 2004. On Friday, June 24, the phenomenon will be the …

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CNET

Here’s your moment of space beauty for the day. The Hubble Space Telescope stared at the constellation Sagittarius and spotted a luminous collection of stars. NASA highlighted the view of Terzan 9, a globular cluster, on Wednesday.

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Mashable

NASA wants to use the rocket for Artemis I, the first U.S. lunar mission since the Apollo era. The enormous 5.75 million-pound rocket will eventually send the new Orion spacecraft around the moon — without astronauts the first time — then splash down in …

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

For the past year, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has been traveling through a transition zone from a clay-rich region to one filled with a salty mineral called sulfate. While the science team targeted the clay- …

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Science News

Tetraneutrons fascinate physicists because, if confirmed, the clusters would help scientists isolate and probe mysterious neutron-neutron forces and the inner workings of atomic nuclei. All atomic nuclei contain one or more protons, so scientists …

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