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May 3, 2021

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Phys.Org

“HETDEX has the potential to change the game,” said Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Donghui Jeong. Dark energy and the expanding universe. Today there is consensus among astronomers that the universe we inhabit …

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Space.com

Far out in the constellation Centaurus, Hubble has spotted a planet still coming together. The young gas giant exoplanet, designated PDS 70b, is “just” 5 million years old, Hubble scientists said. While …

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Space.com

Halley’s Comet made its last pass through the inner solar system in 1986 and is not due back until the summer of 2061. Nonetheless, each time Halley sweeps around the sun, it leaves behind a dusty trail — call it “cosmic litter” — that ends up trailing behind the …

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Space.com

A large Chinese rocket is set to make an uncontrolled reentry back into Earth’s atmosphere, but it is not yet clear exactly where or when the debris will hit our planet. China’s Long March 5B rocket is “unpredictably” falling back to Earth after launching a part of …

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CNN

It’s called one of the most photogenic galaxies: The Sombrero Galaxy looks like the giant broad rim of a Mexican hat sitting out among the stars. It can be spotted using a small telescope. It’s about 28 million light years from Earth. Show Caption. 17 of 31.

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Phys.Org

“The promotional animation of ‘One-Hour Global Arrival in Space Transportation System’ of the First Academy of Aerospace Engineering, compare? This afternoon was recorded from [2021 Chinese Astronomy Day] Booth of China Academy of Launch Vehicle …

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Phys.Org

According to new research conducted with support from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the region shows signs of glaciers and glacier activity. These findings could prove very useful for the future human landings and exploration of Mars, not to mention …

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Phys.Org

Even under the most optimistic scenarios, most of the coral reef ecosystems on our planet—whether in Australia, the Maldives or the Caribbean—will have disappeared or be in very bad shape by the end of this century. That’s because global warming is …

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SpaceFlight Insider

The fourth flight of the Ingenuity helicopter took place at 10:46 a.m. EDT (14:46 UTC, 12:30 p.m. local Mars time) April 30, 2021. This was a day later than planned because the device did not transition to flight mode in order for the actual flight to occur.

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SpaceNews

Geyer became director of JSC in May 2018 after serving as acting deputy associate administrator for technical in NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters. He previously was deputy director of JSC and a longtime …

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