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September 19, 2022
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CNN

NASA’s Artemis I mega moon rocket prepares for prelaunch test

The mission team is aiming to begin the Artemis I cryogenic demonstration test at 7:15 a.m. ET on Wednesday, and NASA will share live coverage on its website. The Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft continue to sit on the launchpad at Kennedy …

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Spaceflight Now

Live coverage: SpaceX successfully launches Starlink mission on sixth try

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The Starlink 4-34 mission will launch SpaceX’s next batch of 54 Starlink broadband satellites.

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CNN

Listen to the sound of space rocks slamming into Mars

The NASA InSight Lander has “heard” and detected the vibrations of four space rocks as they slammed into Mars over the past two years. It’s the first time a mission has picked up both seismic and …

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Florida Today

NASA finds damage on leaky Artemis I hydrogen seal, targeting this week for fueling test

At 3:40 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 21, teams will clear the Space Launch System rocket’s pad 39B and slowly begin what until now has been a finicky fueling process.

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Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Crowding in Cells Affects Phase Separation, Phosphorylation, and Signaling

Just as balsamic vinegar and olive oil when sloshed together separate into distinct phases, phase separation of viscous droplets in the crowded belly of the cell can concentrate certain biomolecules and accelerate biochemical reactions.

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Smithsonian

What Caused Saturn’s Rings and Tilt? Perhaps the Destruction of a Moon

Scientists propose that about 160 million years ago, the moon was torn apart, creating the planet’s iconic rings. Will Sullivan. September 19, 2022 12:01 p.m.. A photo of Saturn showing its tilted axis and its rings A photo of Saturn taken by NASA’s …

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Phys.Org

Mars is mighty in first Webb observations of Red Planet

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captured its first images and spectra of Mars Sept. 5. The telescope, an international collaboration with ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency), provides a unique perspective with its infrared …

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Discover Magazine

How Stars and Plants Helped Create Earth’s Unique Continents

Instead of looking at processes happening within the planet, they looked at how the solar system’s position in the galaxy might have influenced geologic processes on Earth. What they found is that there might actually be a connection.

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The Atlantic

Saturn’s Rings Might Be Made From a Missing Moon

According to a new study, Saturn once had yet another moon, about the same size as Iapetus, which is the third-largest satellite in Saturn’s collection. The moon orbited the ringed planet for several billion …

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA’s InSight ‘Hears’ Its First Meteoroid Impacts on Mars

These craters were formed by a Sept. 5, 2021, meteoroid impact on Mars, the first to be detected by NASA’s InSight. Taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, this enhanced-color image highlights the dust and soil disturbed by the impact in blue in order …

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