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December 18, 2022

CBS News

‘Game-changer’ satellite launched from California will measure most of the water on earth

The international Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission, known as SWOT, lifted off aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in Santa Barbara County at 3:46 a.m. PT on Friday. The first stage of the rocket successfully landed …

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX booster launches for record 15th time on Starlink mission

SpaceX launched 54 more Starlink internet satellites Saturday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, using a Falcon 9 booster on its 15th flight to space, a record for the company’s reusable rocket fleet. Liftoff of the …

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Space crew using robotic arm to inspect damaged capsule

The crew of the International Space Station on Sunday was inspecting an attached Russian space capsule that may have been damaged by a micrometeorite, while ground controllers considered whether to send up a replacement spaceship to ferry some of them …

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Big Think

The top 10 science stories of 2022

10. For the first time, a human wears augmented reality contacts · 9. An experiment suggests that consciousness relies on quantum entanglement · 8. The rings of Saturn may finally be explained · 7. NASA’s DART spacecraft successfully deflects an asteroid · 6.

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NASA postpones spacewalk to support Soyuz investigation

WASHINGTON — NASA is delaying a spacewalk at the International Space Station by two days to support the Russian investigation into a coolant leak on a Soyuz spacecraft docked there. In a statement late Dec. 16, NASA announced that a spacewalk by …

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Henry Herald

When Is the Next Eclipse? Plus, Astronomers and Astrologists Answer Your Burning Eclipse Questions

“Eclipses don’t happen on completely regular schedules, but they come in irregular periods,” Dr. McTier explains. “Total solar eclipses happen roughly every 18 months and total lunar eclipses usually happen once 2.5 years, but we seem to be in a very …

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Digital Trends

James Webb survey image shows a field of shining galaxies

This image shows around 2% of the sky, as captured by both Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera or NIRCam and the Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys. This is just a part of the PEARLS survey, but shows thousands of galaxies including some …

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Florida Today

SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites, completes record booster re-flight

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket bolted off its Kennedy Space Center pad Saturday afternoon, taking dozens of Starlink internet satellites to orbit as its reusable booster completed a record-breaking 15th flight.

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South Korea’s 1st moon probe Danuri begins to enter lunar orbit

Danuri, South Korea’s first deep-space exploration mission, is finally arriving at the moon after a four-month voyage. The Danuri spacecraft was expected to begin entering lunar orbit at on Friday (Dec. 17) at 2:45 p.m. EST (1945 GMT, 2:45 a.m. Dec.

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Digital Trends

See Hubble’s take on the famous and beautiful Carina Nebula

The Hubble Space Telescope recently captured a scene made famous by its sibling, the James Webb Space Telescope. One of the first images released from Webb showed the Carina Nebula, a particularly striking structure of dust and gas located in an area …

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