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June 9, 2021

NEWS

Space.com

“If the sanctions … remain and are not lifted in the near future, the issue of Russia’s withdrawal from the ISS will be the responsibility of the American partners,” Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin said during a Russian parliament hearing on Monday ( …

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The Planetary Society

On June 2, NASA announced it had selected two spacecraft — DAVINCI+ (Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging, Plus) and VERITAS (Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography, and Spectroscopy) — to …

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Space.com

Back in March of 2016, scientists used NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and theSolar and Heliospheric Observatory, a joint mission of NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) to observe a dramatic explosion on the sun.

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NPR

On the morning of Feb. 20, 1962, about 100,000 spectators gathered in Cape Canaveral, Fla., to witness the launch of the Friendship 7, the United States’ first mission to put an astronaut in orbit around the Earth. It was early in the space race, and the tension …

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CNN

(CNN) The moon will partially block out the sun this Thursday to create a “ring of fire” solar eclipse. Some people in the Northern Hemisphere will be able to catch the first of two solar eclipses this year on June 10. A solar eclipse happens when the moon …

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Space.com

A “ring of fire” or annular eclipse happens when the moon is near its farthest point from Earth during an eclipse, so the moon appears smaller than the sun in the sky and doesn’t block the whole solar disk.

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CNN

“The thing about FRBs is that they are really hard to catch,” said Kiyoshi Masui, assistant professor of physics at MIT and member of the university’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research. “You …

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Space.com

The Earth obscured their view at this pivotal moment, Dan Huot, a NASA spokesperson with the Johnson Space Center in Houston, told Space.com in an email. Some viewers on Earth …

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Space.com

Ingenuity traveled 348 feet (106 meters) south from its previous location on the floor of Mars’ Jezero Crater as planned on Sunday, staying aloft for nearly 63 seconds, JPL officials wrote in another tweet.

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The New York Times

Global emissions dropped last year, but the decline wasn’t nearly enough to halt the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

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