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June 24, 2022

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Space.com

Space fans have one fewer rocket launch to look forward to this year. NASA’s Psyche mission designed to visit a metal-rich asteroid is facing an uncertain future after software testing issues forced an extended launch delay expected to last at least …

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A spacecraft’s second close flyby of Mercury Thursday (June 23) gave a stunning set of close-ups of the planet’s craters and volcanic regions. The BepiColombo mission, a joint project by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace …

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The rare sight of five bright planets lining up with the moon wowed skywatchers around the world Friday, with some gearing up for more this weekend to see a planetary sight that won’t happen again until 2040. Throughout June, Mercury, Venus, Mars, …

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based upon the information and documentation provided in the description of the lot and evidence regarding NASA’s contemporaneous contracting practices,” an attorney in NASA’s Office of the General Counsel wrote RR Auction in a letter on Wednesday, a week …

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CNN

(CNN) NASA’s first spacecraft designed to study a metallic asteroid won’t be launching this year as planned, according to an announcement made by the agency on Friday. The Psyche mission’s 2022 …

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Spaceflight Now

A monitoring camera on ESA’s BepiColombo mission captured this black-and-white view of a heavily cratered region on Mercury during a June 23 flyby. Volcanic plains are also visible in this image, which was captured from a distance of 873 miles (1,406 …

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CNN

(CNN) A rare, five-planet alignment will peak on June 24, allowing a spectacular viewing of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn as they line up in planetary order.

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The Verge

Engineers at the European Space Agency (ESA) are getting ready for a Windows 98 upgrade on an orbiter circling Mars. The Mars Express spacecraft has been operating for more than 19 years, and the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric …

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Space.com

With a massive planet come massive storms. Such storms on Jupiter are the focus of a new citizen science project hosted on Zooniverse. Jovian Vortex Hunter (opens in new tab) launched Tuesday (June 21) to allow anyone around the world to help …

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It’s almost like a Mars impact crater is staring back up at the European Mars Express orbiter in this recently released image. The European Space Agency (ESA) spacecraft imaged the 18.6-mile-wide (30 kilometers) unnamed crater on Mars on April 25.

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