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September 17, 2022
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CNN

NASA spacecraft will soon intentionally crash into a tiny asteroid

The DART mission, or the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, will have a rendezvous with the space rock on September 26 after launching 10 months ago. The spacecraft will slam into an asteroid’s moon to see how …

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CNN

New images show intriguing Perseverance discovery on Mars

Scientists identified mysterious diamonds that likely originated from a dwarf planet that once existed in our solar system – until it collided with a large asteroid 4.5 billion years ago. The rare space diamonds aren’t the …

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Mashable

Why NASA blew up a space habitat in Texas

When #Artemis astronauts start living on the moon, inflatable habitats could be their home. Sierra Space recently conducted a successful burst pressure test on one of its prototype habitats at NASA Johnson under the NEXTSTEP-2 Habitat Systems contract …

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Space.com

NASA requests proposals for 2nd moon lander for Artemis astronauts

NASA is asking private industry to come up with ideas for another astronaut moon lander. The space agency is working to establish a long-term human presence on and around the moon by the end …

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Salt Lake Tribune

‘Extraordinary’ pile of prehistoric puke found in Utah uncovers new ancient animal behavior

(Photo provided by Jim Kirkland) Fossilized vomit recently found by Utah paleontologists east of Bears Ears National Monument shows the remains of a tadpole and salamander from the late-Jurassic period.

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Space.com

Ultraluminous ‘hot DOG’ galaxy fed by swarm of surrounding satellite galaxies

As these tremendous cosmic monsters feast on gas, dust and even stars, they blast out a staggering amount of light, often becoming brighter than every star combined in their host galaxy. W0410- …

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Universe Today

Without Water and Life, Geology on Mars is Driven by the Wind

Ever since Mars lost its water, the gentle force of wind erosion changed the Mars surface and affected its geology. That’s the conclusion of a group of planetary scientists led by astronaut and planetary scientist Jessica Watkins and Caltech professor John …

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YubaNet

Chrysalis, the lost moon that gave Saturn its rings

Rings appear to be common around planets in the solar system, but the dramatic rings of Saturn have long puzzled astronomers, as has the steep tilt of the rings and the planet’s rotation axis relative to its orbit around the sun.

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Spectrum News NY1

Missing moon could explain Saturn’s rings, researchers say

In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, the researchers propose that the rings are remnants from when one of Saturn’s many moons disintegrated. The missing moon theory also might explain Saturn’s tilt and its gravitational …

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Cordis News

Scientists discover super-Earth likely covered in water

An international team of researchers supported in part by the EU-funded NewWorlds and SACCRED projects has discovered a planet outside our solar system that is believed to be an ocean planet. Called TOI-1452 b, the exoplanet is slightly bigger in size …

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