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September 24, 2022
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CNN

(CNN) On Monday, a NASA spacecraft will deliberately slam into an asteroid called Dimorphos. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission, or DART, aims to see if this kind of kinetic impact …

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Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The Starlink 4-35 mission will launch SpaceX’s next batch of 54 Starlink broadband satellites.

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Spaceflight Now

Faced with stormy weather ahead of soon-to-be Hurricane Ian, NASA managers Saturday ruled out a third attempt to launch the Artemis 1 moon rocket Tuesday but held open the option of making a run at blastoff on October 2, the current backup date.

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CNN

The spacecraft won’t obliterate Dimorphos, the moon orbiting the asteroid Didymos, but it’s large enough to leave an impact crater. If all goes well, DART will slightly change the motion of a celestial body in space in a stunning first.

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The Washington Post

On Monday, the gas giant will reach opposition, meaning it will appear opposite the sun to Earthlings. Jupiter will rise in the east while the sun sets in the west. The two events will make Jupiter appear brighter and larger in the sky, with the best views …

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Spaceflight Now

These views show United Launch Alliance’s 233-foot-tall (71-meter) Delta 4-Heavy rocket standing on Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on the eve of liftoff with a classified spy satellite for the National …

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Quartz

DART was launched in Nov. 2021 onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and has spent the intervening time heading for a unique pair of asteroid that are relatively close to Earth in astronomical terms. The larger one, …

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CBS News

NASA is pressing ahead toward another attempt to launch the Artemis 1 moon rocket on its leak-delayed maiden flight Tuesday while closely monitoring the track of an expected hurricane that threatens to bring high winds and heavy rain to the Florida …

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Mashable

Now, new research suggests this Saturnian moon’s water contains bounties of a critical building block for life (as we know it, anyway). It’s phosphorus, an important ingredient in genetic and cellular material. It’s the second most abundant mineral in our …

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CNN

(CNN) The Central Tonga Islands welcomed the birth of a new baby — a baby island, that is. The new baby island emerged in the southwest Pacific Ocean, where underwater volcanoes are plentiful. One of these submerged volcanoes awoke on September 10, …

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