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July 30, 2023


Rogue planets by the trillions in our Milky Way?

Artist’s concept of an ice-covered rogue planet, about the same size and mass as Earth. There might be trillions of rogue planets drifting freely in the space of our galaxy, unbound to any star. A NASA’s upcoming Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope might …

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New satellite will able to see ‘X-ray rainbow’ from huge objects in space

The satellite from JAXA and NASA will get a front-row seat to high-energy events in the distant universe. Comments (0). A rendering of a space probe hangs in a black, starry sky. it is. XRISM, shown in this artist’s concept, is an X-ray mission that …

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Crew Dragon, Soyuz missions set for launches to ISS

WASHINGTON — Two crewed missions remain on track to launch to the International Space Station over the next month and a half after addressing technical issues that included a Soyuz coolant leak. At a July 25 briefing, NASA officials said they are …

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Science News

‘Blight’ warns that a future pandemic could start with a fungus

Blight Emily Monosson W.W. Norton & Co., $28.95. In the summer of 1904, American chestnut trees in the Bronx were in trouble. Leaves, normally slender and brilliantly green, were curling at the edges and turning yellow. Some tree limbs and trunks …

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What’s up in August: Better weather should make for better viewing

The “star” of the month will be the planet Saturn since it will reach its opposition on Aug. 27 when it will rise at sunset and not set until sunrise and shine at its best and brightest as it is also closest to Earth.

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CBS News

When to see August’s supermoons and rare blue moon

August’s first full moon, also known as the “Sturgeon Moon,” will shine brightly in the sky on Tuesday night. It will appear brighter and bigger than the average full moon. The Aug. 1 full moon is the second of four consecutive supermoons, …

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PBS NewsHour

Get ready to catch a double supermoon feature this August. Here’s when to look

“Warm summer nights are the ideal time to watch the full moon rise in the eastern sky within minutes of sunset. And it happens twice in August,” said retired NASA astrophysicist Fred Espenak, dubbed Mr. Eclipse for his eclipse-chasing expertise.

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How to maximize your summer meteor gazing

The popular Perseid meteor shower is underway and it’ll reach its peak in a couple of weeks. Sky watchers should be able to see. Bright streaks of light and even fireballs. NPR’s Nell Greenfieldboyce has these tips for how to catch the celestial fireworks.

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Detroit Free Press

August brings 2 full moons, 2 supermoons, and a blue moon

The first full moon also referred to as the Sturgeon Moon, will take place on. Stargazers mark your calendars. August’s first full moon is almost here, and this one is unique …

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ABC News

Two supermoons in August mean double the stargazing fun

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The cosmos is offering up a double feature in August: a pair of supermoons culminating in a rare blue moon. Catch the first show Tuesday evening as the full moon rises in the southeast, appearing slightly brighter and bigger …

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