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September 8, 2022
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Space.com

DART is a planetary defense test mission designed to impact the moonlet to alter its trajectory around Didymos. If proven effective, this spacecraft design could potentially be scaled up to deflect an Earth-bound asteroid. ( …

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The New York Times

Scientists have discovered a glitch in our DNA that may have helped set the minds of our ancestors apart from those of Neanderthals and other extinct relatives. The mutation, which arose in the past few hundred thousand years, spurs the development of …

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Livescience.com

Underwater robots that peered under Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier, nicknamed the “Doomsday Glacier,” saw that its doom may come sooner than expected with an extreme spike in ice loss. A detailed map of the seafloor surrounding the icy behemoth has …

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Astronomy Magazine

As a result, Drake was an astronomer known to just about everyone. After all, his search for radio signals coming from two nearby Sun-like star systems, playfully christened Project Ozma, is covered in most astronomy courses.

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USA TODAY

The world’s oldest known mammal has been identified using dental records – predating what scientists previously thought was the first mammal to walk the Earth by millions of years – according to new research. In the study, published in the …

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Phys.Org

However, while both Neandertals and modern humans develop brains of similar size, very little is known about whether modern human and Neandertal brains may have differed in terms of their neuron production during development.

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The New York Times

After replacing leaky seals that halted a launch attempt of its new moon rocket last week, NASA said on Thursday that it hoped to try again later this month. At a telephone news conference on Thursday, NASA officials announced two potential launch …

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The Weather Channel

As NASA’s Juno mission completes its 43rd close flyby of Jupiter, it has blessed us with an excellent demonstration of how art is present everywhere, even far away in our solar system. The persevering spacecraft has pictured the gassy giant in …

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Harvard Gazette

“Not only are sharks not bad. They’re actively good,” said David Shiffman, a marine conservation biologist at Arizona State University. Last week, the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture invited Shiffman to give a talk on his new book, “Why Sharks …

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Space.com

We now know what NASA’s next moonwalkers will be wearing. NASA announced Wednesday (Sept. 7) that it has selected Houston company Axiom Space to build the moon spacesuits for Artemis 3, a mission that aims to land astronauts near the lunar south pole …

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