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September 6, 2022
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Space.com

On Aug. 20, 1977, 45 years ago, an extraordinary spacecraft left this planet on a journey like no other. Voyager 2 was going to show us, for the first time, what the outer solar system planets looked like close-up. It was like sending a fly to New York …

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Space.com

Earth’s journey through the Milky Way may have had a profound impact on our planet’s geology. New research indicates that every 200 million years, when Earth passes through its galaxy’s spiral arms, the planet is pummeled with high-energy comets, and this …

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CNN

Illustration of Brasilodon quadrangularis, the 225 million-year-old mammal. London (CNN) The world’s oldest mammal has been identified using fossil dental …

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Space.com

Aldebaran is the brightest star in the Taurus constellation. It will appear nearest Mars late Tuesday into Wednesday morning (Sept. 7). The pair will be visible high in the south before sunrise, according to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s September …

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Stanford University News

The images to emerge from the James Webb Space Telescope have captured details of the cosmos never seen before, leaving the scientific community and public alike in a state of awe. In a Tweet, former President Barack Obama described them as …

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Space.com

The incredible new detail picked up by the $10 billion space telescope shows gas and dust in the nebula, as well as distant background galaxies.

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CNN

At 161,000 light-years away from Earth in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, the Tarantula Nebula is the nickname for 30 Doradus, the “largest and brightest star-forming region in the Local Group, the galaxies nearest our Milky Way,” according to NASA’s …

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CNN

London (CNN) The world’s oldest mammal has been identified using fossil dental records — predating the previously confirmed earliest mammal by about 20 million years — in a new discovery hailed as “very significant” by researchers.

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Phys.Org

A glowing blob known as “the cocoon,” which appears to be inside one of the enormous gamma-ray emanations from the center of our galaxy dubbed the “Fermi bubbles,” has puzzled astronomers since it was discovered in 2012.

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USA TODAY

Scientists in West Antarctica have captured a first-of-its-kind seafloor mapping near the world’s widest glacier – which is shrinking at a pace that could one day raise global sea levels up to 10 feet, according to the University of South Florida.

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