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July 26, 2022
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Space.com

Interstellar probe: Has its time finally come?

An adult and a child are silhouetted against a solar system map. The Interstellar Probe, a mission to provide a unified view of our heliosphere, out into nearby interstellar space.

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Space.com

Satellites can get lost in major solar storms and it could take weeks to find them

In October 2003 satellite controllers lost track of hundreds of spacecraft for days after a major solar storm hit Earth. Experts worry that with the increase in the number of satellites and debris orbiting the planet in the nearly twenty years since, …

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Space.com

Asteroid Bennu is old before its time thanks to the sun

The bumpy, irregular surface of an asteroid can be seen covered in craters and rocks. A mosaic image of the asteroid Bennu created by observations made by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.

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Space.com

The heaviest neutron star ever observed is shredding its companion

Most pulsars spin rather slowly, about once per second. PSR J0952-0607, on the other hand, completes over 700 rotations every second, which makes it one of the fastest spinning neutron stars known (in addition to being the heaviest).

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Space.com

The first telescope of its kind will hunt for sources of gravitational waves

Scientists liken the gravitational wave detections to sensing the vibrations of a road’s surface when a truck has passed, but not being able to actually see the truck. It’s almost impossible to know where to look with optical telescopes to search for the …

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Phys.Org

Heaviest neutron star to date is a ‘black widow’ eating its mate

A dense, collapsed star spinning 707 times per second—making it one of the fastest spinning neutron stars in the Milky Way galaxy—has shredded and consumed nearly the entire mass of its stellar companion and, in the process, grown into the heaviest …

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX launches sixth mission in 17 days

SpaceX’s 33rd mission of the year lifted off Sunday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: Michael Cain / Spaceflight Now / Coldlife Photography. Continuing a record-breaking launch cadence, SpaceX sent a Falcon 9 rocket aloft Sunday from …

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CNN

Debris from massive Chinese booster rocket could fall to Earth early next week

The Wentian lab module was launched atop a Long March 5B rocket from Hainan Island at 2:22 p.m. local time on Sunday, July 24. Sign up for …

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Futurity: Research News

Traits for mating can align with traits for surviving heat

New research looks at the impact of rising temperatures on animal reproduction. Biologists have, for good reason, spent a huge amount of time trying to understand how animals can survive in the climates in which they …

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CNET

The Webb Space Telescope Might Have Already Smashed Its Own Record

It was just a week ago that the James Webb Space Telescope zeroed in on the “oldest galaxy” ever seen. Now a handful are vying for the crown. Jackson Ryan …

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