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June 21, 2021

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Space.com

A view of the core stage positioned in between its two solid rocket boosters, that will give the heavy lifter an extra kick on liftoff. (Image credit: NASA). CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is one step closer to the moon. The space agency’s next megarocket, the …

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From 2022, spacecraft operators will be able to obtain sustainability certificates for their missions. A conceptual image illustrating space debris orbiting Earth. (Image credit: johan63/iStock/Getty Images Plus). Spacecraft operators will be able to apply for …

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Space.com

A moonbound ‘manikin’ that will fly on a forthcoming NASA Artemis program mission needs a name — and the agency wants your help. Starting Wednesday (June 13), the “Name the Moonikin” competition began between eight names. Social media users on …

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Phys.Org

Between July 4 and July 6, 2019, a sequence of powerful earthquakes rumbled near Ridgecrest, California, triggering more than 10,000 aftershocks over a six-week period. Seeing an opportunity, researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and …

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An international team of scientists used old radar images from NASA’s Magellan mission, which ended operations in 2004, to study the Venusian surface. They found places where chunks of crust were sliding and turning like “pack ice,” according to the …

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CNN

(CNN) With its thick, toxic atmosphere and temperatures hot enough to melt lead, Venus seems like a dead planet. New research, however, suggests the planet could still be geologically active. And the kind of activity taking place on Venus could provide …

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Phys.Org

New PBH constraint based on COMPTEL data (dark blue), projections of the discovery reach of future MeV gamma ray telescopes (other colored curves) and existing constraints (shaded grey regions). Credit: Coogan et al.

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Phys.Org

Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, together with epidemiologist Lone Simonsen from Roskilde University form part of the panel advising the Danish government on how to tackle the different infection-spreading situations we …

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Phys.Org

After six months of check-out and calibration in orbit, the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will make its first two data streams available to the public on June 22. It launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Nov. 21, 2020, and is a …

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BBC News

Unlike short-period comets, which usually take less than 200 years to orbit the Sun and come from an icy disk beyond Neptune called the Kuiper Belt, the origin of those with much longer orbits was more difficult to explain. Most long-period comets take between …

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