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July 24, 2022
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Space.com

“Behind the Name: James Webb Space Telescope” highlights the troubled legacy of the observatory’s namesake, James Webb, who headed NASA during the Cold War and many say was actively involved in the federal government’s of purge gay employees.

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Space.com

The company has a clutch of 53 Starlink internet satellites loaded aboard the Falcon 9 rocket that is scheduled to lift off during an instantaneous launch opportunity at 9:38 a.m. EDT (1338 GMT) from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, according to …

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Space.com

China is set to add a new compartment to its space station following the launch of the Wentian module early on Sunday. Skip advert. Advertisement. Wentian was sent on its way to orbit atop a Long March 5B heavy-lift rocket that blasted off at 2:25 a.m. …

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EarthSky

And did you know they can be fluorescent, too? In other words, they can glow, even in deeper waters. Their bright colors are a beautiful natural display. On July 17, 2022, researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel and Scripps Institution of Oceanography …

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Forbes

It’s one of the most common words used by astronomers—and two of them featured in the James Webb Space Telescope’s debut image package—but do you know what a nebula is? If you think you do then you probably don’t. That’s because the word nebula …

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NPR

While building the JWST, NASA contractors developed a tool to measure the “microscopic imperfections” on its mirrors, Lockney said. That same technology has allowed eye surgeons to take precise measurements of patients’ eyes before they undergo LASIK …

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pnas.org

This study provides a structural understanding of lonsdaleite and demonstrates the existence of bulk materials containing extensive regions of nanostructured diamond and graphene-like intergrowths called diaphites. The structural complexities found in …

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Lake County News

Credits: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. On a warm July day in 1972, NASA launched a new Earth-imaging satellite called the Earth Resources Technology Satellite. “ERTS” was …

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Greenwich Sentinel

The Webb Space Telescope’s image of the galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 includes thousands of galaxies, including the faintest objects observed in infrared to date. The light in this image is 4.6 billion years old. Credit NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI.

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Carnegie Institution for Science

Pasadena, CA— The first of six projects led by Carnegie-affiliated astronomers will, for the next three days, use the James Webb Space Telescope to make some of the most-accurate measurements ever taken of the chemistry of very early galaxies—studying …

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