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May 20, 2021

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Space.com

New NASA administrator and long-time politician Bill Nelson addressed concerns about China and NASA’s Artemis moon program at his first Congressional hearing as agency head Wednesday (May 19). Most of the conversation between Nelson and the …

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Space.com

That mission requires a trajectory creeping closer to the sun’s visible surface with each flyby, achieved by a series of seven swings past Venus. So, before Parker Solar Probe launched, atmospheric scientists made a case for why the spacecraft’s scientific …

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Space.com

Metal atoms have surprisingly been discovered in the frigid atmosphere of the first known interstellar comet to visit our solar system, a new study finds. Astronomers have also detected metal in the cold haloes surrounding comets local to the solar system, …

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Spaceflight Now

The successful Mars landing followed the April launch of the first module of a new Chinese space station. Nelson said China is gearing up for multiple missions to the moon’s south pole, leading up to a “flyby and a lunar lander in the decade of the 2020s.”.

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CNN

(CNN) May’s “flower” supermoon will grace the sky this Wednesday. This supermoon will be the closest moon to Earth in 2021, according to EarthSky. There are two to four supermoons each year. These lunar events are often a brilliant sight to see because …

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Phys.Org

The new research insights into the material’s behavior were enabled using a combination of neutron scattering experiments and theoretical physics calculations at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The team’s …

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CNN

(CNN) Scientists have traced the locations of multiple mysterious fast radio bursts back to their origins with help from the Hubble Space Telescope — and it’s not what they expected. The cause of these mysterious millisecond-long radio blasts in space has …

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CBS News

Holding up a photo taken by China’s new Mars lander, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson warned Congress on Wednesday that his agency faces increasingly stiff competition on the high frontier and that sustained funding for a new moon lander, infrastructure …

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EarthSky

The Discovery Channel announced on May 18, 2021 that it’s launching a new reality show competition called “Who Wants to Be an Astronaut?” It aims to send one ordinary person to the International Space Station for an 8-day stay. Sharing is caring! Tweet.

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BBC News

The European Space Agency is proposing a precise navigation system at the Moon, much like the sat-nav technology we have here on Earth. It would enable spacecraft and astronauts to know exactly where they are when moving around the lunar body and …

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