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June 8, 2021

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Spaceflight Now

Using a more sensitive radar instrument, VERITAS will update the topographic maps created by NASA’s Magellan spacecraft in the early 1990s, potentially revealing whether geologic processes such as volcanoes are currently active on the planet. DAVINCI+ …

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The New York Times

ETHEL ROSENBERG. An American Tragedy By Anne Sebba. Few trials in American history can match that of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg for its sensationalism. The young couple were arrested in 1950 for atomic espionage. Less than a year earlier, the …

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Space.com

For those who live on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, or New York State and New England, as well as southern portions of Ontario and Quebec, the sunrise of Thursday (June 10) will bring a striking image of a crescent sun rising in the east-northeast.

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Space.com

People across the Northern Hemisphere will be able to spot a “ring of fire” in the sky as an annular solar eclipse moves across our planet this Thursday (June 10). Solar eclipses happen when the moon moves directly between the sun and Earth, casting a …

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CNN

New York (CNN Business) Former Florida Senator and veteran of spaceflight, Bill Nelson, has taken the helm at NASA. The space agency has the ball rolling on plans to return humans to the moon for the first time in a half century (including the first woman …

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Spaceflight Now

The solar-powered Juno spacecraft’s JunoCam imager and navigation camera took pictures as the orbiter zipped by Ganymede at 1:35 p.m. EDT (1735 GMT) Monday at a distance of about 645 miles (1,038 kilometers).

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CNN

Humans have explored the infinite abyss beyond Earth’s atmosphere for over half a century. When astronauts explore the vast expanse of outer space, they need to wear high-tech spacesuits to protect them from the frigid conditions of the cosmos. Hollywood …

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Space.com

The Virtual Telescope Project, which is based near Rome, will host yet another livestream with international participation from observers in Canada based in Ontario (Toronto, Thunder Bay and Ottawa), British Columbia (Victoria) and New Brunswick (Saint John) …

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Phys.Org

A team led by Lucy Ziurys at the University of Arizona reports observations of organic molecules in planetary nebulae in unprecedented detail and spatial resolution. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, or ALMA, Ziurys and her team …

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PBS NewsHour

Perseverance has already overseen the successful demonstration of two pieces of experimental technology — a small helicopter named Ingenuity and a toaster-sized contraption called MOXIE that converts Mars’s carbon dioxide-heavy atmosphere into oxygen.

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