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June 26, 2022

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Space.com

NASA has called off plans to launch a small cubesat to the moon on Monday (June 27) to allow more time to check its Rocket Lab booster for flight. The U.S. space agency announced today that it was no longer targeting a Monday launch for the new …

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The New York Times

Those are all part of NASA’s 21st-century moon program named for Artemis, who in Greek mythology was the twin sister of Apollo. Early on Monday, a spacecraft named CAPSTONE is scheduled to launch as …

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Spaceflight Now

With a series of practice countdowns complete, NASA managers said Friday the powerful Space Launch System rocket could be ready for its first test flight in late August or early September to send an unpiloted Orion crew capsule around the moon.

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EarthSky

Giant bacterium: long segmented filament-like organism. A close-up view of a filament of the giant bacterium Thiomargarita magnifica. It is the largest bacterium ever discovered, at about 0.4 inches (1 centimeter) long. Image via Jean-Marie Volland/ Sci- …

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Hindustan Times

The JWST team has completed 10 of 17 “modes,” or checkpoints, on the road to booting up the telescope. Why it matters. Successful testing means we’re still on the path to receiving the first JWST images this summer. It’s almost time.

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pressherald.com

The month of July is named for Julius Caesar. This is always the first full month of summer for us in the northern hemisphere. The nights are already getting longer again since the summer solstice. There will be many interesting highlights this month, …

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WalesOnline

Tonight is the last chance to witness what astronomers often refer to as a ‘planetary parade’, when seven planets will line up for the first time in 18 years. The phenomena sees Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus all align.

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NDTV

The Mars Express project, one of the most successful missions launched by the European Space Agency (ESA), is getting a software update. The Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Sounding (MARSIS) instrument on the Mars Express is now …

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Universe Today

Since 2012, NASA’s Curiosity rover has been exploring the Gale Crater for clues about Mars’ past and possible evidence that it once supported life. For the past year, this search has centered on the lower levels of Mount Sharp, a transitional zone …

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Earth.com

“Using LSF imaging, we identified distinctive scales that surrounded a long umbilical scar in the Psittacosaurus specimen, similar to certain living lizards and crocodiles,” explained study co-author Michael Pittmann, an assistant professor of Paleobiology …

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