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May 19, 2021

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Space.com

Picture this: An astronaut in zero G, multi-channel streaming a mission to Mars. In his or her hand is a half-eaten, well-known chocolate bar wrapped in black, red and gold foil. He or she tells the camera that “this Mars bar tastes as out of this world as the planet …

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Spaceflight Now

An upgraded, cyber-hardened $1 billion satellite to support the U.S. military’s missile defense systems rode into orbit from Cape Canaveral Tuesday at the tip of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. Hosting a suite …

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Phys.Org

To mitigate this, and prevent the exponential rise of debris in orbit (aka. Kessler Syndrome), satellite manufacturers are investigating ways to deorbit them quicker. However, this overlooks another hazard, which is …

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Space.com

Solar arrays are visible, as are some surface rocks and features. The black and white image is from an obstacle avoidance camera at the front of the rover. It was captured with a wide-angle lens that also revealed a view of the Mars horizon in the distance, as …

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Spaceflight Now

China’s space agency released the first pictures from the Zhurong Mars rover Wednesday, showing the six-wheel robot ready to drive down a ramp from its landing platform to begin exploring the Red Planet. The 529 …

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Space.com

A Long March 7 rocket rolled out to the launch pad on Sunday (May 16), carrying the Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft. China has not yet released a launch date, although it is expected to lift off on Thursday (May 20, according to a SpaceNews report.

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EarthSky

The Lunar Crater Radio Telescope is now moving into Phase 2 of development. It’ll be built by robots, into a natural bowl-shaped crater on the moon’s far side. If completed, it’ll be the largest radio telescope in the solar system. Sharing is caring! Tweet. Share.

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Phys.Org

A heart surgeon doesn’t need to grasp quantum mechanics to perform successful operations. Even chemists don’t always need to know these fundamental principles to study chemical reactions. But for Kang-Kuen Ni, the Morris Kahn associate professor of …

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CNN

(CNN) Our lives happen in the blink of an eye compared to the course of a star’s lifetime. Now, a team of scientists have developed a realistic and colorfully stunning simulation of what just the beginning of a star’s life looks like. It’s called STARFORGE, or Star …

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CNN

(CNN) China has released the first images taken by its Mars rover, Zhurong. A black-and-white image taken by the rover’s obstacle avoidance camera shows a deployed ramp and the flat Martian surface where Zhurong landed on Saturday. The color image …

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