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October 8, 2021

NEWS

Space.com

Look up! The moon and 3 planets will gather after sundown this week

Venus will pair off with a slender crescent moon, while Saturn and Jupiter will join with a waxing gibbous moon the following Thursday. Here are the specifics …

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Spaceflight Now

Asteroid probe mounted on Atlas booster originally assigned to astronaut flight

Teams at Cape Canaveral transferred NASA’s Lucy asteroid explorer to a United Launch Alliance integration building Thursday and mounted the robotic science …

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Spaceflight Now

Astronauts choose ‘Endurance’ as name for new SpaceX crew capsule

The new spacecraft, previously known by serial number “Capsule 210,” is scheduled to launch Oct. 30 with three NASA astronauts and a European Space Agency flier …

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Space.com

NASA spacecraft will crash into an asteroid at 15000 mph. Will it make a dent?

DART will test an asteroid defense plan called the kinetic impactor technique — essentially, shooting one or more large spacecraft into the path of an oncoming …

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Space.com

Draconid meteor shower peaks tonight! Here’s how to see it.

The annual Draconid meteor shower peaks tonight (Oct. 8), just after dusk, and the moon will be dim enough for skywatchers to catch a good view.

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BBC News

Mars scientists now know where to look for life

“We’re definitely in the right place.” There’s an air of relief in the science team running the American space agency’s (Nasa) Perseverance rover on Mars.

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CNN

The Draconid meteor shower peaks October 8. Here’s how to watch

The Draconids are notoriously “sleepy” showers, only producing five meteors per hour most years, according to EarthSky. This weekend’s shower is expected to be …

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BBC News

China’s Moon mission returned youngest ever lavas

The rock samples brought back from the Moon in December by China’s Chang’e-5 mission were really young. It’s all relative, of course, but the analysis shows …

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Popular Science

Mars’s barren Jezero crater had a wet and dramatic past

Scientists examined layers of sediments and rocks lodged in the sides of the crater, and determined that it was once a placid lake and river delta. That …

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CNET

First moon samples in over 40 years may alter lunar history

Late last year, a Chinese space capsule delivered fresh moon samples to Earth for the first time in about four decades, and these precious lunar rocks just …

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