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September 1, 2022
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Space.com

Ax-2 will launch about a year after its predecessor, if all goes according to plan: In an update on Wednesday (Aug. 31), NASA announced that it and Axiom are targeting spring 2023 for the coming mission.

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Space.com

New observations by the flying telescope SOFIA confirmed there is water on the illuminated surface of the moon. Observations made in 2020 first suggested that water might be present on Earth’s celestial companion outside of the permanently shadowed …

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Space.com

A new image captured by NASA’s Juno Jupiter explorer reveals features in the turbulent atmosphere of the solar system’s largest planet in the same colors a human observer would see them. Juno took the image on July 5, 2022, during its 43rd close flyby …

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The Washington Post

In a study released this week in the journal Science Advances, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology showed that the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment — known as MOXIE — can make oxygen from carbon dioxide that is in …

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NPR

It’s been nearly 50 years since the last Apollo landing, and the landscape for space exploration has changed drastically since then. One obvious update? This ship has no crew (for now). NASA hopes that later Artemis missions will eventually return humans …

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CNET

Artemis I’s SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft are seen on launch 39B at Kennedy Space Center. NASA/Ben Smegelsky. Right now, there’s a 32-story rocket mounted …

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CNN

Astronomers have captured the first direct image of an exoplanet with the James Webb Space Telescope. The exoplanet, or planet outside of our solar system, is a gas giant about six to 12 times the mass …

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Harvard Gazette

In a study published last month in Nature, a team of scientists in Harvard’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology detail a new approach to transporting gases in aqueous environments using porous liquids. The authors identified and tailored …

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Science News

When queens and wannabe queens of the species Harpegnathos saltator gear up to reproduce, a part of what’s called the insulin signaling pathway gets blocked, slowing aging, the researchers report in the Sept. 2 Science. That molecular pathway has long been …

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EurekAlert

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have conducted research showing that a PPPL-developed powder dropper can successfully drop boron powder into high-temperature plasma within tokamaks that have …

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