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July 23, 2021

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Space.com

Marsquakes reveal Red Planet has surprisingly large core, thin crust

Quakes on Mars have unveiled its interior to an unprecedented degree, revealing surprising details about the Red Planet’s crust, mantle and core. Measurements taken by NASA’s InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat …

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Space.com

How to watch Boeing launch its 2nd Starliner test flight for NASA on July 30

The liftoff atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is scheduled for 2:53 p.m. EDT (1853 GMT) next Friday (July 30) from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. You’ll be able to watch the launch and mission activities here and on Space.com’s …

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Space.com

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch NASA’s Europa Clipper mission to icy Jupiter moon

Clipper will, among many other tasks, characterize the ocean and ice shell and hunt for good, safe places to land a life-hunting Europa surface craft, which Congress has directed NASA to develop. (The lander mission remains a concept for now, however; it …

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Space.com

Boeing’s Starliner capsule is ‘go’ for July 30 test launch for NASA

The CST-100 Starliner capsule has passed its flight readiness review (FRR) for the upcoming liftoff, which will kick off the uncrewed Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) mission to the station, NASA and Boeing representatives announced Thursday (July 22).

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Spaceflight Now

NASA clears Boeing Starliner for launch on second unpiloted test flight

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is secured atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex-41 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on July 17, 2021.

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Space.com

See July’s Full Buck Moon of 2021 rise tonight

This month, you can use the full moon to point your way to Saturn and Jupiter, NASA said in the skywatching roundup. On Friday, the planet Saturn (bright in the July night sky) will be about eight degrees above the moon during morning twilight, in the southwest.

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BBC News

Nasa probe determines Mars’ internal structure

The Nasa-led mission reveals the average thickness of Mars’ crust to be between 24km and 72km – somewhat thinner than had been expected. But the key finding is the size of …

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SpaceCoastDaily.com

Hubble Space Telescope Returns to Full Science Observations, Releases New Images

ABOVE VIDEO: NASA Returns Hubble to Science Operations. (NASA) – NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is back in business, exploring the universe near and far. The science instruments have returned to full operation, following recovery from a computer …

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CNN

Ancient viruses dating back 15000 years found in Tibetan glacier

(CNN) Scientists have discovered previously unknown viruses dating from 15,000 years ago in ice samples taken from a glacier in the Tibetan plateau. The viruses are unlike any that have been cataloged by scientists before, according to a study published …

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CNET

Boeing Starliner ISS mission for NASA: How to watch the do-over on July 30

Software defects and a communications link problem led to a premature end to the original test flight, though the CST-100 Starliner capsule landed safely back on Earth. The upcoming Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission is a chance for Boeing to thoroughly vet …

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