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September 1, 2021

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Spaceflight Now

NASA’s hopes waning for SLS test flight this year

Before NASA raised the Boeing-made SLS core stage onto its mobile launch platform inside High Bay 3 of the VAB in June, managers hoped to connect he Orion …

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Space.com

Inspiration4 astronauts to conduct health research on private SpaceX mission

On Sept. 15, a crew of four will launch to space as part of Inspiration4, a private orbital mission on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon that will benefit the St. Jude …

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Spaceflight Now

Pandemic-caused liquid oxygen shortage impacts launch schedules

ULA uses gaseous nitrogen, which is converted from liquid nitrogen, for purges during testing and countdown operations. The space agency said pandemic demands …

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Phys.Org

China wants to build a spaceship that’s kilometers long

According to the project outline published by the Chinese foundation and cited by the South China Daily Mail (SCDM), the spacecraft elements will be built on …

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Phys.Org

What young stars teach us about the birth of our solar system

“This is the same process the sun went through,” Espaillat says. Protoplanetary disks are found within magnetized molecular clouds, which throughout the …

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Space.com

The US Space Force’s secretive X-37B space plane: 10 surprising facts

The most recent mission, called OTV-6, launched in May 2020 and is ongoing. As that name suggests, it’s the sixth flight for the robotic X-37B, which is also …

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Phys.Org

Physicists find ‘magnon’ origins in 2D magnet

Rice physicists have confirmed the topological origins of magnons, magnetic features they discovered three years ago in a 2D material that could prove …

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Livescience.com

Why tiny tardigrades walk like insects 500000 times their size

A scuttling tardigrade hurries to its next appointment. (Image credit: Jasmine Nirody). Pudgy, ungainly tardigrades are among the smallest legged animals …

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EarthSky

Aurora alert! Pair of CMEs to jolt Earth’s magnetic field

Aurora alert! A huge filament from a large sunspot region (AR 2860) erupted on August 28. Its resulting coronal mass ejection or CME – a bubble of …

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Popular Science

Stars that gobble up planets could narrow the search for other Earths

An illustration of a star slowly consuming a planet. The star’s gravity has warped the. Mismatched twin stars hinted at the furtive munching. NASA/ESA/G. Bacon.

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