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November 25, 2021

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Space.com

The automated Progress 78 cargo ship, also known as Progress MS-17, undocked from Russia’s Nauka science module on the station at 6:22 a.m. EST (1122 GMT) and is doomed to a fiery disposal in Earth’s atmosphere.

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Space.com

Expedition 66 spacefliers on the International Space Station plan a “turkey trot” and some special food in honor of U.S. Thanksgiving on Thursday (Nov. 25). Five astronauts of the seven-person crew gathered to film a YouTube video released Monday (Nov.

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CNN

The space station will host seven crew members throughout the holiday season. The international crew includes Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov, NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn, Kayla Barron and Vande Hei, and European Space …

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The New York Times

It was 2017, and astronomers projected an asteroid the size of a cruise ship would strike Japan sometime in the next decade. Scientists and government officials from NASA and other space agencies, gathered at an annual planetary defense conference in …

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Phys.Org

“After rocky planets form, things bash into them,” said astrophysicist Sean Raymond of the University of Bordeaux in France. “It’s called bombardment, or late accretion, and we care about it, in part, because these impacts can be an important source of …

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The Weather Channel

OJ 287 belongs to a class of blazars known as BL Lacertae objects which show very rapid and large amplitude flux variations but barely discernible emission line features. This class of sources emits the whole electromagnetic spectrum, …

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Space.com

Russia now admittedly carried out a direct-ascent anti-satellite missile mission that took out its own spacecraft, reducing to rubble Cosmos 1408 — a more-than-2-ton Tselina-D spysat that launched into orbit in 1982. On Nov. 15, the defunct spacecraft …

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Phys.Org

Researchers have developed a jelly-like material that can withstand the equivalent of an elephant standing on it, and completely recover to its original shape, even though it’s 80% water. The soft-yet-strong material, developed by a team at the …

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CNET

In 2010, scientists unearthed an ivory pendant from an abandoned Polish cave. Punctured with patterns reminiscent of moon cycles and mathematics, the artifact’s origins eluded archaeologists — until now. An international team of researchers just …

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Newsweek

Astronomers have discovered 366 new worlds outside the solar system, including a star orbited by two gas giants that are in extremely close proximity to each other. These extra-solar planets, or exoplanets, add to the catalog of more than 4,500 worlds …

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