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April 26, 2021

NEWS

Space.com

The behemoth is set to blast off at 4:46 p.m. EST (2046 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carrying the classified NROL-82 satellite into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). You can watch all the …

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The New York Times

The space agency picked Elon Musk’s company over two other bidders to take its astronauts back to the lunar surface.

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Space.com

The first of only two supermoons of 2021 rises in a Super Pink Full Moon tonight (April 26) and you have a chance to watch it online if bad weather clouds out your view. Supermoons are full moons that appear bigger in the sky than usual, though the difference …

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Space.com

NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity broke new ground during its latest Red Planet flight, as video of the sortie shows. Ingenuity took off early Sunday morning (April 25) on its third and most ambitious Martian mission yet. The 4-lb. (1.8 kilograms) chopper …

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EarthSky

But something else is going on with the way the moon orbits the Earth that people should be aware of. It’s called the lunar nodal cycle, and it’s presently hiding a looming risk that can’t be ignored.

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EarthSky

Follow the action as asteroid scientists, space agencies and civil protection organizations participate in a drill – simulating an asteroid impact about to happen – during this week’s virtual Planetary Defense Conference. Sharing is caring! Tweet. Share. Pin.

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EurekAlert

New findings detailing the world’s first-of-its-kind estimate of how many people live in high-altitude regions, will provide insight into future research of human physiology. Dr. Joshua Tremblay, a postdoctoral fellow in UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and …

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CNN

Watch the Perseverance rover’s first footage of Mars · Meet the 29-year-old cancer survivor set to make history in space · ‘A dream come true’: NASA scientist on Mars rover landing · Watch SpaceX’s Mars rocket prototype crash land… again · Why NASA calls …

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Phys.Org

Satellite images show how quickly clouds respond to aerosols emitted by ships, helping inform climate modeling. Knowing how aerosols—particles released by the burning of fossil fuels—change clouds is important for creating accurate climate models.

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Phys.Org

Researchers in Japan have established sustainable cell lines in a coral, according to a study published today in Marine Biotechnology. Seven out of eight cell cultures seeded from the stony coral Acropora tenuis have continuously proliferated for over 10 …

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