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May 27, 2021

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Spaceflight Now

The launch of 60 more Starlink satellites Wednesday from Cape Canaveral could give SpaceX enough spacecraft to complete the first layer of its privately-funded global internet network, but the company shows no signs of slowing its launch cadence this …

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Space.com

“This glitch caused a single image to be lost, but more importantly, it resulted in all later navigation images being delivered with inaccurate timestamps,” Grip wrote. “From this point on, each …

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Space.com

Update for 1:33 p.m. EDT: Arianespace and Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, have delayed the OneWeb Launch 7 mission by 24 hours to replace an electrical part of its Soyuz rocket. The mission will now launch on Friday, May 28, at 1:38 p.m. EDT (1738 …

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CNN

And as people on the ground in Australia and New Zealand and parts of the western United States peered up to admire this rare super blood moon eclipse on May 26, perhaps the best view of the astronomical marvel came from 43,000 feet in the sky — on …

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Space.com

Skywatchers in much of the world were treated to a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday (May 26). The spectacle happened to coincide with May’s “supermoon” — an informal term to describe a full moon at its closest point to Earth, known as perigee.

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Phys.Org

The entire contents of Hawking’s office at Cambridge—including his communications equipment, memorabilia, bets he made on scientific debates and office furniture—will be preserved as part of the collection belonging to the Science Museum Group.

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NPR

We don’t know what it’s telling us about the fundamental nature of reality. It is into that chasm that acclaimed theoretical physicist and author Carlo Rovelli leaps with his new book Helgoland. Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution.

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The New York Times

A team of international researchers has assembled an atlas of microorganisms present in 60 cities around the world.

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The New York Times

The astronomers work on planning for the European Space Agency’s Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, or LISA, a gravitational-wave detector that, once in orbit, could harvest the signals of black-hole collisions and any other events or objects that rumple …

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BBC News

The observation appears to stray from Einstein’s theory of general relativity – posing a conundrum for researchers. The results have been published by the Dark Energy Survey Collaboration.

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