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September 18, 2022
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Space.com

NASA prepping for key fueling test of Artemis 1 moon rocket on Wednesday

Wednesday’s fueling test will show if that fix worked. The Artemis 1 team plans to pump supercold propellant — liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen — into the SLS on Launch Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Space.com

The icy steps on these Mars plains may be ancient wind-blown dust

This icy labyrinth looks like a piece of Martian cake. The image of ice and dust layers on Mars from an orbiting NASA spacecraft may provide a window into the complex, water-filled history of the Red Planet, a new study suggests.

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BBC News

Perseverance: Nasa Mars rover collects ‘amazing’ rock samples

The US space agency’s Perseverance rover is close to completing its first set of objectives on Mars. The Nasa robot has collected a diverse set of rock samples that it will soon deposit on the surface, awaiting carriage to Earth by later missions.

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EarthSky

Launches: CAPSTONE recovery efforts continue

Launches: Cubical spacecraft with wide solar panels in orbit over the moon. Artist’s concept shows Advance Space’s CAPSTONE lunar probe in flight around the moon. Mission controllers have regained partial control of the craft after it began tumbling …

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Phys.Org

Chinese astronauts go on spacewalk from new station

Two Chinese astronauts went on a spacewalk Saturday from a new space station that is due to be completed later this year. Cai Xuzhe and Chen Dong installed pumps, a handle to open the hatch door from outside in an emergency, and a foot-stop to fix an …

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NASASpaceflight.com

Hubble and VLT discover spiraling structure of young stars, hints at star formation in early universe

This phenomenon is taking place inside of a star cluster dubbed NGC 346 — a massive, oddly-shaped stellar nursery located inside the Small Magellanic Cloud. The cluster may be fueling star formation within its center via a long, river-like motion full of …

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ABC News

Chinese astronauts go on spacewalk from new station

BEIJING — Two Chinese astronauts went on a spacewalk Saturday from a new space station that is due to be completed later this year. Cai Xuzhe and Chen Dong installed pumps, a handle to open the …

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asume tech

GROWING OLD UNGRACEFULLY: Moondust

In last week’s rant (hydrogen vs. methane vs. kerosene for rocket fuel), I ended asking, Why go to the moon, anyway? This week: why we shouldn’t (although we are…). First, a couple of numbers: Between 1969 and 1972, starting more or less from scratch, …

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Euronews

Four ways science has made our lives better recently: diamonds out of plastic bottles, and more

Scientists have found a way to create nanodiamonds from PET plastics. A universal and future-proofed COVID-19 vaccine is about to be tested on humans. There are new findings on the power of …

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The Jerusalem Post

Put a ring on it: Saturn’s rings formed by destroyed moon – study

While Earth and its closest planetary neighbors, Venus and Mars, all lack any rings whatsoever, this isn’t the case for all planets in the solar system. In particular, the four gas giants in our solar system, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, all have …

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