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August 25, 2022
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The Planetary Society

Pieces of Mars: How We’ll Get Them to Earth

Mars Sample Return Program Manager Richard Cook of JPL will take us through the intricate and audacious steps required. The plan now includes two Mars helicopters! Trickster Bruce Betts, chief scientist of The Planetary Society, provides the surprising …

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Space.com

Voyager 1 marks 10 years in interstellar space

Scientists know for sure that the Voyager probes have crossed from the heliosphere — where the solar wind, a stream of charged particles from the sun, dominates — into interstellar space because of particle density. ” …

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Space.com

Perseverance Mars rover finds surprising volcanic rocks in once lake-filled crater

The surprising discovery of volcanic, “igneous,” rocks by NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover on the Jezero Crater’s floor could be the key to unlocking Mars’ climate history and revealing exactly when it was wet and potentially habitable, according to a …

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Space.com

SpaceX’s next astronaut launch for NASA delayed to Oct. 3

“The date adjustment allows for extra separation with spacecraft traffic coming to and from the space station,” agency officials said in the brief update, which did not identify the specific missions that are of traffic-jam concern.

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Space.com

Moon vs. Mars: NASA’s ultimate destination has varied over the decades

If the flight goes as planned, NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket will shepherd the Orion spacecraft, along with some cubesats for moon science, into lunar orbit. Orion will spend several weeks orbiting the moon before slingshotting back to Earth …

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CNN

NASA’s Webb telescope captures first evidence of carbon dioxide on an exoplanet

The exoplanet, WASP-39b, is a hot gas giant orbiting a sunlike star that is 700 light-years from Earth and part of a larger Webb investigation that includes two other transiting planets, according to NASA.

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Space.com

Photographers capture ‘ridiculously detailed image’ of the moon for NASA’s Artemis 1 launch

Astrophotographers Andrew McCarthy and Connor Matherne spent a year to make the image from thousands of photos. … You’ve never seen the moon quite like this. Two astrophotographers have captured a spectacular photo of …

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USA TODAY

These sharks can walk, and they might help us understand more about climate change

The epaulette shark relies on its unique characteristics to survive its taxing habitat in the Great Barrier Reef. Chief among them: its ability to walk. The shark, which can also survive out of water for multiple hours, is built to survive the toughest …

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Spaceflight Now

CubeSats on Artemis 1 to pursue bold missions in deep space, if they overcome battery concerns

Folded up for launch, the CubeSats are each the size of a large cereal box. They are stowed inside dispensers mounted on the ring-shaped adapter that sits just below the Orion spacecraft on top of the 322-foot-tall (98-meter) SLS moon rocket.

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Space.com

Marvel at the James Webb Space Telescope’s largest image of the cosmos yet

The Epoch 1 image, as it is known, shows distant galaxies whose light has shifted from visible to infrared light during its journey through time and space, and captures a series of curiosities that are no doubt inspiring further study.

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