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November 8, 2022

The New York Times

Why Fly or Swim When You Can Jump? Ask the Springtail.

The springtail’s aerial control is impressive. “They were skydiving, and they were landing on their feet,” one researcher said. Video by Ortega Jiménez et al. Oliver …

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Antares rocket soars over New York City in skywatcher photos

New Yorkers were treated to a dramatic show over their city’s famous skyline on Monday morning (Nov. 7) — if they got up early enough. The fireworks came courtesy of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket, which launched the company’s robotic Cygnus cargo …

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Ancient ocean on Mars confirmed?

More evidence is mounting that Mars once had oceans. On October 27, 2022, researchers at Penn State and Caltech said they’ve discovered definitive traces of an old shoreline in Mars’ northern hemisphere. They developed new topographical maps, …

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CBS News

Election Day Eclipse: Moon turns an eerie red Tuesday am

A total lunar eclipse occurs approximately once every 1 ½ years on average, with the next total lunar eclipse not taking place until March 14, 2025 — although partial and penumbral lunar eclipses will continue to occur in the meantime.

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The Washington Post

Blood moon 2022: Photos show moon turning rusty shades of red

On Tuesday morning, early risers watched as an ominous blood moon seeped into the horizon. Brook Mitchell/Getty Images. A blood moon framed by a U.S. flag blowing in the wind on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. J. David Ake/AP. J. David Ake/AP.

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Experiments to study gravity’s impact on bone cells are heading to the International Space Station

What’s the connection between bone density, osteoporosis and gravity that makes this space-based research relevant to regular people? Allen Liu: Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle as individuals age, causing fractures …

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Astronomy Magazine

Ghost particles caught streaming from dust-shrouded black hole

The active galaxy M77 as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA, ESA & A. van der Hoeven. The origins of neutrinos are notoriously hard to pin down. The …

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Cargo Craft Bound for Space Station Troubled By Unusual Glitch

Northrop Grumman said the spacecraft has sufficient power to rendezvous with the ISS as scheduled. NASA said it’s “assessing this and the configuration required for capture and berthing.” The uncrewed cargo craft uses …

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Spacecraft Headed to ISS With Valuable Cargo Hit By Solar Array Glitch

Cygnus cargo spacecraft in orbit looks like a giant silver can with two round solar arrays. This is what it looks like when a Cygnus space freighter has both solar arrays unfurled. This image is from …

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The Space Review

Does the Moon mean Mars is next?

The critical assumption was that the United States was committed to achieving such an endeavor especially after the triumph of Apollo. President Nixon disagreed and only approved the Space Shuttle after an intense debate. Mars advocates …

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