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August 31, 2022
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Space.com

UAE’s Hope Mars mission discovers patchy new aurora variety over Red Planet

The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) has discovered patchy ‘proton auroras’ above Mars, suggesting unexpectedly chaotic conditions where the solar wind interacts with the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere. Having arrived in orbit around Mars on Feb.

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Space.com

Iconic James Webb Space Telescope images turned into music

Each of the unique musical pieces is different. The awe-inspiring wall of reddish dust in the Carina Nebula makes a rather pleasurable cosmic burble, while the Southern Ring Nebula generates more of a horror-movie-like listening experience.

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NPR

An astronomer thinks alien tech could be on the ocean floor. Not everyone agrees

Some scientists believe it came from another star system, which would make it the first known interstellar object of its size to impact Earth. Now, professor Avi Loeb, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for …

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Space.com

Cosmic ‘tug-of-war’ between galaxies created a tidal tail of whipped-away stars

For SDSS J1448+1010 this tail contains around half of the galaxy’s cold star-forming gas — equivalent to 10 billion times the mass of the sun. This indicates that the merger may be responsible for halting star formation in the now dormant galaxy.

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Phys.Org

Peering into mirror nuclei, physicists see unexpected pairings

The atomic nucleus is a busy place. Its constituent protons and neutrons occasionally collide, and briefly fly apart with high momentum before snapping back together like the two ends of a stretched rubber band. Using a new technique, …

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CNN

Perseverance can make as much oxygen on Mars as a small tree

The Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment — better known as MOXIE — has been successfully making oxygen from Mars’ carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere in a series of tests, as part of NASA’s Perseverance rover mission, which landed on Mars in …

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Space.com

NASA now aims to launch Artemis 1 moon mission on Sept. 3 after glitch

NASA aims to get its Artemis 1 moon mission off the ground this weekend despite a recent glitch. The agency announced today (Aug. 30) that it’s now targeting Saturday (Sept. 3) for the launch of Artemis 1, a crucial mission whose first liftoff attempt …

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Livescience.com

Mammals ballooned in size after the dinosaurs went extinct. Here’s how they did it.

These animals, about the size of a big dog, towered over the shrew- to possum-size mammals that existed before the space rock struck, and now, scientists think they know how the critters outgrew their diminutive mammal cousins.

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CNN

Artemis I launch for a journey around the moon rescheduled for Saturday

The Artemis I stack, which includes the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft, continues to sit on Launchpad 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Scientific American

Webb Telescope Finds Carbon Dioxide on a Distant Exoplanet

The plot, or spectrum, reveals detailed information about the atmosphere of the exoplanet WASP-39b, called a ‘hot Jupiter’ by scientists because it is slightly wider in diameter than Jupiter but orbits its star much more closely than Mercury orbits the Sun …

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