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Author Andy Weir offers ‘Project Hail Mary’ mission patch on virtual book tour

March 4th, 2021 by

Andy Weir is ready to launch his next space adventure, and he has a mission patch waiting for you if you choose to join him.

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Newfound exoplanet could be ‘Rosetta Stone’ for studies of alien atmospheres

March 4th, 2021 by

A newly discovered alien world could help astronomers better understand the atmospheres of rocky exoplanets.

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Perseverance rover flexes its arm on Mars for the 1st time

March 4th, 2021 by

NASA’s Perseverance rover has spent a busy two weeks settling into its new home on Mars, most recently flexing its robotic arm for the first time.

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Scientists still stuck on Betelgeuse antics a year after strange dimming episode

March 4th, 2021 by

A year ago, the bright red star Betelgeuse in the Orion constellation hit the headlines for a stark fading episode that astronomers couldn’t explain. They still can’t, although they keep trying.

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‘For All Mankind’ sneak peek: Astronaut handles zipper malfunction in ‘Rules of Engagement’

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It’s perhaps the best excuse ever for being late to an important astronaut meeting.

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On This Day in Space! March 4, 1979: Rings discovered around Jupiter!

March 4th, 2021 by

On March 4, 1979, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft took the first photos of rings around Jupiter. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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