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August 24, 2022
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CNN

How to watch the Artemis I mission lift off to the moon

The Orion spacecraft will enter a distant retrograde orbit of the moon and travel 40,000 miles beyond it, going further than any spacecraft intended to carry humans. Crews will ride aboard Artemis II on a similar trajectory in …

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Space.com

NASA really wants to probe Uranus and could start planning next year

But that’s soon going to change. According to this year’s decadal survey by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, a flagship orbiter and probe mission to Uranus should be NASA’s main planetary science project of the next decade.

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The New York Times

How the Webb Telescope Expanded My Universe

As new images of Jupiter and a galactic survey spring forth from NASA’s new observatory, our cosmic affairs correspondent confesses he didn’t anticipate their power. … I have a confession to make: I underestimated the James Webb Space Telescope.

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Penn State News

Researchers engineer novel material capable of ‘thinking’

Penn State researchers create mechanical integrated circuit materials from conductive and non-conductive rubber materials that sense and react to tactile input, such as force. Credit: Charles El Helou/Penn State. All Rights Reserved.

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Spaceflight Now

Final week of Artemis 1 preps include Orion closeouts and booster servicing

A member of NASA’s Artemis ground team is seen inside the white room near the Orion spacecraft’s hatch during rollback of the Space Launch System moon rocket to the Vehicle Assembly Building on July 2. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now.

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CNN

A 7 million-year-old practice set our ancestors on the course to humanity, new study finds

These ancestors were hominins, or species more closely related to humans than chimpanzees, and they mark an early stage in our evolutionary divergence, said Daniel Lieberman, a professor of human evolutionary biology and paleoanthropologist at Harvard …

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CNET

How to Watch NASA’s Artemis I Moon Rocket Launch Live

A sunrise view of NASA’s Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft for Artemis I on the pad at Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Aug. 22, 2022. NASA/Ben …

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CNET

NASA’s Original Moon Rocket Was Powerful, But One Famous Claim Was Exaggerated

For all those out there keeping score when it comes to NASA Apollo-era gossip: Yes, the moon landing did happen, but no, the Saturn V rocket wasn’t so loud that it melted concrete, and those sound waves didn’t light grass on fire up to a mile away from …

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Forbes

The Webb Telescope Must Study This Unique New ‘Water World’ Close To Earth, Say Scientists

Researchers in Canada have discovered an exoplanet—a planet orbiting another star—just 100 light-years from Earth that’s probably covered in water. TOI-1452 b orbits one of two small stars in a binary system located in the constellation of Draco “the …

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Fred Hutch News Service

‘Microprotein’ researcher Maria Toro Moreno is named a Hanna Gray Fellow

These tiny proteins, made up of fewer than 100 amino acids, have been mostly overlooked in biology. Toro Moreno is working to understand whether certain microproteins defend against infections like HIV and influenza, and whether they can shed light on how …

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