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Skywatching Highlights for January 2022: Don't Miss Quadrantid Meteor Shower and Mars Rising - SciTechDaily
https://youtu.be/tmYXVezIw74 What's Up for January? New year, new Moon; midnight meteors; and Mars rises. January begins with a new moon on the 2nd. And that means the first week of the month is ideal for stargazing because the few days before and after the n…
https://scitechdaily.com/skywatching-hig...


Jim Green, NASA’s Retiring Top Scientist, Says We Can Terraform Mars - The New York Times
Jim Green has shaped much of the space agency’s scientific inquiry for decades.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/02/scien...


How to spot the upcoming meteor shower, one of the biggest expected for the year - USA TODAY
One of the biggest meteor showers of the year is expected to peak over the next few days, producing over 100 meteoroids per hour.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati...


NASA delays tightening James Webb Space Telescope sunshield to study power system - Space.com
NASA personnel are spending the day studying the power subsystem of the massive James Webb Space Telescope to ensure the spacecraft is ready to execute a key procedure.
https://www.space.com/james-webb-space-t...


Experts warn of space cannibalism if colonists' food systems fail - New York Post
Two space scholars have warned that astronauts may turn to cannibalism if humans do not prepare enough for the rigors of colonizing outer space.
https://nypost.com/2022/01/02/experts-wa...


The Tiny Dots in This Image Aren't Stars or Galaxies. They're Black Holes - ScienceAlert
The image above may look like a fairly normal picture of the night sky, but what you're looking at is a lot more special than just glittering stars. Each of those white dots is an active supermassive black hole.
https://www.sciencealert.com/the-tiny-do...


A jaw-dropping look at Hubble Space Telescope best images – including Saturn’s rings - New York Post
The images and data Hubble has collected so far have changed and enhanced our understanding of the cosmos.
https://nypost.com/2022/01/02/hubble-spa...


Why can't we put a space station on the moon? - Space.com
A space station on the moon could be very useful to provide future space missions with a stopping point between Earth and deeper space. Why haven't we built one yet?
https://www.space.com/why-cant-we-put-sp...


'Cosmic monster' star spits energy with the force of a billion suns - Livescience.com
High energy outbursts in this type of neutron star — a magnetar — are thought to be caused by "starquakes."
https://www.livescience.com/magnetar-gia...


Dinosaur footprints dating back 200 million years discovered on Wales beach, researchers believe - CNN
Footprints discovered on a beach in Wales are believed to have been made by an early dinosaur more than 200 million years ago, experts say.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/02/uk/dinosa...


Big Rockets, Massive Asteroids and More Space Highlights for 2022 - The New York Times
Here’s a look at what may be launching in the year to come.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/01/scien...


United States extends ISS operations through 2030 - Engadget
The US has extended its operations aboard the International Space Station through 2030..
https://www.engadget.com/united-states-i...


Yes, Researchers Extracted Human DNA from Head Lice on Mummies - Snopes.com
The lice were said to contain more human DNA than a human tooth — and held secrets about the 2,000-year-old South American remains.
https://www.snopes.com/news/2022/01/01/d...


We may finally be able to test one of Stephen Hawking's most far-out ideas - Livescience.com
The James Webb Telescope should bring back much-needed data.
https://www.livescience.com/testable-pri...


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