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July 1, 2021

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White dwarfs are usually about the size of Earth and are the cool, dim cores of dead stars that are left behind after average-size stars have exhausted their fuel and shed their outer layers. Our sun will one day become a white dwarf, as will about 97% of all stars.

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But the new finding is outside that main science purview and occurred even before the probe’s formal science mission had begun, when scientists were testing the instruments on the spacecraft. In images from one of those instruments, …

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Spaceflight Now

Running a day late after a helicopter ventured into restricted airspace just before launch time Tuesday, the Falcon 9 rocket lit its nine Merlin main engines and climbed through a cloudy sky over Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, at 3:31 p.m. EDT ( …

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This photo is the first color view of Mars from China’s Zhurong rover, looking toward. (Image credit: China National Space Administration). This article …

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First spotted in archival images from the Dark Energy Survey taken in 2014, Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein is now located at the equivalent distance of Uranus, roughly 20 astronomical units (AU) from the sun. (One AU is the Earth-sun distance — about 93 …

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Rockets are our species’ best way of escaping the atmosphere of Earth and reaching space. But the process behind getting these machines to work is far from simple. Here’s what you need to know about getting a rocket into space.

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Some aspects of the Mars methane mystery are starting to clear up. Since landing inside the Red Planet’s Gale Crater in 2012, NASA’s Curiosity rover has repeatedly detected methane — a background level of less than 0.5 parts per billion (ppb) molecules of …

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The universe is populated with stars that live in pairs, and these systems could mean double trouble for scientists wanting to find Earth-like planets. A team led by Katie Lester, a postdoctoral fellow at NASA’s Ames Research Center, recently used …

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Technicians are still considering that the problem might lie with a couple of units on the telescope’s Science Instrument Command and Data Handling (SI C&DH) unit, which includes the payload computer. In particular, NASA is …

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The Weather Channel

Along with the joy and disappointments associated with such discoveries, astronomers slowly realised that millions of such space rocks exist in our solar system. Nevertheless, they lived up to the challenge and identified as many as possible within a short …

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