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October 14, 2021

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Space.com

NASA’s Lucy asteroid mission will explore mysteries of the early of solar system

Although scientists have spotted thousands of so-called Trojan asteroids in these two swarms, no mission has ever seen one up close. That will change in 2027, …

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Spaceflight Now

First-look weather forecast favorable for launch of Lucy asteroid mission Saturday

NASA and United Launch Alliance officials met Wednesday and cleared an Atlas 5 rocket for launch from Cape Canaveral before dawn Saturday with the Lucy asteroid …

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Space.com

Here’s how to watch the 2021 International Mars Society Convention online this week

NASA deputy administrator Pamela Melroy’s special address on “NASA’s Path to Mars”;; NASA chief scientist Jim Green’s discussion about the future of aerial …

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Space.com

In photos: William Shatner launches to space on Blue Origin’s New Shepard

The iconic “Star Trek” actor and original Captain Kirk launched on a suborbital trip alongside three crewmates on NS-18, the second crewed spaceflight by Blue …

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CNN

Giant planet found orbiting a dead star shows what may happen when our sun dies

This artist’s illustration shows the night-side view of the exoplanet WASP-76b, where iron rains down from the sky. Hide Caption.

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The New York Times

Meteorite Crashes Through Ceiling and Lands on Woman’s Bed

After a fireball streaked through the Canadian sky, Ruth Hamilton, of British Columbia, found a 2.8-pound rock the size of a large man’s fist near her pillow.

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CNN

Over a thousand cosmic explosions traced to mysterious repeating fast radio burst

Using China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope, or FAST, researchers detected 1,652 bursts over the course of 47 days, between August 29 …

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Space.com

Watch a Soyuz rocket launch dozens of OneWeb internet satellites early Thursday

The internet satellite provider OneWeb is poised to launch a new fleet to join its growing megaconstellation in orbit early Thursday (Oct. 14) and you can …

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CNET

‘Extraordinary’ unknown radio signal from heart of Milky Way puzzles astronomers

Containing 36 dish antennas, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, ASKAP, is an eye to the universe. The three dozen antennas watch for radio waves …

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The Weather Channel

Bizarre! Astronomers Discover Three Star System Supporting One Lone Exoplanet

If you think our solar system is unique, think again! While it might be special for being the only known system to host a planet with life, …

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