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July 17, 2022
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Spaceflight Now

Fifty-three more Starlink internet satellites thundered into orbit from Cape Canaveral atop a Falcon 9 rocket Sunday on SpaceX’s 31st launch of the year, tying the company’s number of missions for all of 2021 and maintaining a pace of one flight per …

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Space.com

The group theorizes that vast interstellar communication networks could use gravitational lensing to relay transmissions over great distances, similar to how cellphone networks operate here on Earth. “Humans use networks to communicate across the …

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Space.com

A leading Chinese university has begun constructing an array of more than 20 large radar antennas to track asteroids that have the potential to be hazardous to Earth. The project, named China Fuyan (or “compound eye”), is led by the Beijing Institute …

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Space.com

SpaceX will launch one of its Falcon 9 rockets for a record-tying 13th time on Sunday morning (July 17), and you can watch it live. A Falcon 9 carrying 53 of SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellites is scheduled to lift off at 10:20 a.m. EDT (1420 GMT) on …

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CNET

It’s only a matter of time before a long ledger of science proposals are put in action. All to do with the JWST. Getty Images. NASA’s Webb …

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Daily Beast

The image of the galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 debuted by President Biden is one such example. Webb captured the light from the region as it appeared 4.6 billion years ago via an ultra-deep near infrared survey.

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EarthSky

But silicate clouds – aka sand clouds – can only form on hot worlds. That’s because silicates require very hot temperatures to vaporize. According to the study, you need atmospheric temperatures between about about 1,000 degrees C (1,900 degrees F) and …

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U.S. News & World Report

PHOENIX (AP) — Dr. Philip Chapman was the first Australian-born American astronaut and his lifelong dream was to go into space. He served as a NASA mission scientist for Apollo 14, but never made it into orbit. However, some of his cremated ashes now …

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Inverse

Whether to spend money on outer space exploration or to apply it to solve serious problems on Earth, like climate change and food shortages, is a contentious debate. But one argument in favor of space exploration highlights benefits that do, in fact, …

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Phys.Org

Entomophthora muscae is a widespread, pathogenic fungus that survives by infecting common houseflies with deadly spores. Now, research shows that the fungus has a unique tactic to ensure for its survival. The fungus ‘bewitches’ …

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