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September 14, 2022
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Space.com

Watch NASA’s Perseverance scientists discuss rover’s first 18 months on Mars

NASA is hosting an update about the Perseverance Mars mission, and you can watch the whole thing live. Agency officials plan a briefing about the Perseverance rover at 11:30 a.m. EDT (1530 GMT) on Thursday (Sept. 15) “to provide highlights from the …

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NASA satellites help dogs hunt for otter and mink poop

A pack of pooches joined their human scientist partners to scoop wild wastewater in western Montana. Their goal: finding where pollution enters the environment to stop contaminants in their tracks. The 2021 ” …

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Space.com

Dazzling imagery of supernova remnant holds clues about star’s death (video)

Astronomers have traced the timeline of a stellar explosion in a neighboring galaxy using data from three NASA telescopes. When a massive star reaches the end of its life, it explodes in a brilliant burst of light known as a supernova.

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Space.com

Hubble Space Telescope captures two ‘overlapping’ spiral galaxies in new photo

The galaxies, called SDSS J115331 and LEDA 2073461, are located more than a billion light-years from Earth. While the new Hubble Space Telescope view suggests the two galactic bodies are merging, it’s just an …

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Space.com

Einstein’s general relativity holds up under most rigorous test to date

To do so, the scientists measured the acceleration of free-falling objects in a French satellite called MICROSCOPE, which launched in 2016. One of the most famous tests of the weak equivalence …

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Phys.Org

New phases of water detected

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered that water in a one-molecule layer acts like neither a liquid nor a solid, and that it becomes highly conductive at high pressures. Much is known about how “bulk water” behaves: it expands when …

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Phys.Org

Research demonstrates effects of hotter fall temperatures on insects

Working under the supervision of biology professor Jeremy McNeil, master’s student Campbell McKay is looking into how feeding on different milkweed species could affect the probability that Monarch butterflies born in the fall migrate to their …

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CNET

James Webb Telescope Spots Clouds of Hot Sand on Mysterious Cosmic World

A brown dwarf is an object with a mass between a giant planet like Jupiter and a very small star. This particular one is called VHS 1256b, it’s 72 light-years away and almost 20 times more massive than Jupiter.

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CNET

NASA Fixes Artemis I Rocket Leak, Eyes Sept. 27 for Next Launch Attempt

The space agency also still needs to get special permission from the US Space Force, which oversees rocket launches from Florida. NASA is required to have the batteries rechecked on the SLS rocket’s flight termination system, which destroys the rocket if …

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CNET

Here’s What Happens When You Ask the Internet to Name a Uranus Mission

Whenever a planet trends on Twitter, I have to check it out. Uranus popped up in my feed over the weekend because a lot of people thought NASA had asked the public to come up with names for a mission to the ice giant. Here’s what actually went down.

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