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July 13, 2022
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Space.com

Comet K2, one of the most distant ‘active’ comets ever discovered, is swinging past our planet this week as it makes its first ever journey from the outermost reaches of the solar system toward the sun. Astronomers are watching the mysterious ice ball …

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Space.com

Astronomers have discovered a strange and persistent radio signal from a distant galaxy. The discovery could help astronomers finally pinpoint the source of fast radio bursts (FRBs). Most FRBs, which are strong …

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Space.com

NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance has collected its 10th tiny rock sample as it continues exploring the Red Planet looking for fragments of Martian soil that might harbor traces of past life, which a future mission might deliver to Earth.

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The New York Times

Until now. On Tuesday the James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful space observatory yet built, offered a spectacular slide show of our previously invisible nascent cosmos. Ancient galaxies carpeting the sky like jewels on black velvet. Fledgling …

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Space.com

It was third time lucky for Europe’s new Vega C rocket when it launched for its debut flight from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on Wednesday (July 13) after a two-hour delay. The rocket finally “jumped off the launched pad like a Jaguar …

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Spaceflight Now

The first Vega-C launcher inside its mobile gantry at the Guiana Space Center in South America. Credit: ESA-Manuel Pedoussaut. Europe’s new Vega-C launcher, debuting more powerful rocket motors and a larger payload volume, is set to lift off on its …

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The New York Times

This article is based on earlier reporting by Kenneth Chang, Dennis Overbye, Joshua Sokol and Carl Zimmer. NASA on Tuesday released five images from the early work of the James Webb Space Telescope. The pictures …

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CNET

You physically can’t spot all the galaxies, nebulae, exoplanets, quasars — I could go on — in your line of vision, even with your favorite off-the-shelf optical telescope. There are billions upon billions (upon billions) more cosmic phenomena out there.

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Space.com

Whilst many won’t be quite as familiar with the SVBONY brand as other heavyweight optics makers, we put the SVBONY SV503 80 on our best telescopes guide and we did so for good reason. Its 560mm …

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The New York Times

While reporting on this story, Joshua Sokol traveled to the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, which selected the published Webb Space Telescope images. Published July 12, 2022 …

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