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July 29, 2022
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Space.com

McDowell added that the photos suggest that the debris came from one of the trunk fins. These fins sit on the circumference of the rocket to assist with aerodynamics during the launch phase of the mission.

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Space.com

The peak shooting star season has arrived with six meteor showers expected to pepper Earth in the upcoming weeks as the planet hurtles through fields of cometary debris. The image above captures a meteor illuminating the night sky above Sydney, …

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Space.com

The agency is working toward an Aug. 29 launch for Artemis 1, which will use a Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket to send an uncrewed Orion capsule on a multiweek mission around the moon and back.

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Space.com

Astronomers estimate that the asteroid measures about 400 feet (122 meters) across at its widest point, making it about as wide as a 40-story building is tall. The asteroid will safely miss our planet …

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Space.com

The atmospheric halo ‘inventory’ details frequently seen atmospheric optical illusions from known sources as well as shedding light on rarer halos, including ones with origins that are currently a mystery. Halos …

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Space.com

The annual Delta Aquariid meteor shower peaks tonight (July 29) through dawn on Saturday (July 30) and commonly generates about 15-20 meteors per hour at its peak. Look to the southeastern sky to find the meteor shower’s radiant — the patch of sky …

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CNN

The first, the Delta Aquariids meteor shower, is predicted to peak around 6 a.m. ET (10 a.m. UTC) Friday, according to EarthSky. Its radiant – the point from which meteor paths appear to come from – rises in midevening, is highest around 2 a.m. local time …

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Scientific American

The greater threat could come from ever increasing amounts of space debris burning up in our planet’s fragile upper atmosphere—with resulting long-term impacts on global climate and stratospheric ozone. How significant those impacts may be is unclear …

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The Washington Post

You’ll see the starry heavens from the city or suburbs, but if you happen to be at an Atlantic Ocean-facing beach, wake before sunrise to enjoy the cool morning, sandy toes and fun planets. For August, planetary amusement starts in the evening.

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CNET

In the early 2030s, the European Space Agency intends to plant a probe deep within the crushing atmosphere of Venus – a brutal planet that constantly burns at a blistering 864 degrees Fahrenheit (462 degrees Celsius), holds basically zero water vapor …

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