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July 19, 2021

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Space.com

The flight is a huge milestone for Blue Origin, which Bezos founded back in September 2000. It will mark the company’s official entry into the suborbital space tourism business, because among New Shepard’s four passengers is its first paying customer, an 18- …

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Space.com

The first Blue Origin crew will not wear spacesuits during their 11-minute journey to space and back Tuesday (July 20), according to billionaire founder and flight crew member Jeff Bezos. Bezos and the rest of the passengers — his brother Mark, Mercury 13 …

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Space.com

The images reveal the jet emitted by the black hole at the center of the Centaurus A galaxy with a ten times higher accuracy and with sixteen times sharper resolution than was possible before. ” …

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CNN

During a recent daring Martian flight by the Ingenuity helicopter July 5, the chopper acted like an aerial scout for the Perseverance rover as it sailed over rough but intriguing terrain. Now, photos taken during the 2,051-foot-long flight are helping the …

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Spaceflight Now

NASA said Saturday that the Hubble Space Telescope, now running on a backup payload computer, has resumed scientific observations after a failure knocked the aging observatory offline for more than a month. “All instruments on …

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Space.com

Billionaire founder Jeff Bezos has nabbed a lot of the media attention, but he won’t be the only crew member on board. Also riding him will be Bezos’ brother Mark, 82-year-old Mercury 13 aviator Wally Funk, and Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old physics student.

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CNN

“Hubble is an icon, giving us incredible insight into the cosmos over the past three decades,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said in a statement.

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Phys.Org

“It has been remarked that all organisms are just a means for DNA to make copies of itself, and nowhere is this truer than in the case of a virus,” said Greg Hura, a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and one of the study’s lead …

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Space.com

The planets in question lie a bit over 130 light-years away from Earth. They orbit a pair of little orange dwarf stars, each smaller than the sun, named TOI 2076 and TOI 1808. (TOI is short for TESS Object of Interest.) …

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CNET

From the lab to your inbox. Get the latest science stories from CNET every week. As with the payload computer, the PCU is part of Hubble’s Science Instrument Command and Data Handling …

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