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October 17, 2021

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The New York Times

Russian Film Crew Wraps Space Station Shoot and Returns to Earth

Yulia Peresild, the actress, and Klim Shipenko, a film director, launched to space with a Russian astronaut on Oct. 5 aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. They used the orbital laboratory as one of the …

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Spaceflight Now

Russian actress returns to Earth after space station movie shoot

They were welcomed aboard by Novitskiy, cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov, NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur and Mark Vande Hei, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide. While in orbit, …

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EarthSky

Weird radio waves from the heart of the Milky Way

An artistic representation of the weird radio waves coming from the heart of the Milky Way. These are unlike any radio signals detected before and are puzzling scientists as to their origin. The source is named ASKAP J173608.2-321635, based on its …

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Phys.Org

NASA’s asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the LUCY spacecraft lifts off from Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Lucy, will observe Trojan asteroids, a unique family of …

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EarthSky

Virtual reality universe unveiled

The team used this data to create 3D panoramic landscapes of space that you can fly through, if you have the right gear. One note: The beta version can’t yet run on a Mac computer.

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CBS News

Russian actress and director return to Earth after a movie shoot in space

With cameras rolling, actress Julia Peresild, playing the role of a surgeon sent to the station to treat a critically ill cosmonaut, was pulled from the Soyuz descent module and carried to a nearby recliner where she pretended to be just back from her make …

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CBS News

NASA launches Lucy probe on 12-year flight to visit eight remote asteroids

Known as Trojans, the asteroids circle the sun well beyond the main belt of rocky debris between Mars and Jupiter. They’re clustered in two gravitationally bound “swarms” in the same orbit as the giant planet, one group 60 degrees ahead and the other 60 …

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CBS News

A series of asteroids bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza is passing by Earth

The asteroids that are expected to pass Earth, along with 2021 SM3, are classified as Near Earth Objects. NASA said that NEOs are “comets and asteroids that have been nudged by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets into orbits that allow them to …

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Newsweek

9 Rare Types of Moon to Look Out For (and What They Mean)

Involving both the moon and the sun, the rare “ring of fire” solar eclipse last happened in June 2021. It occurs when the moon is too far away from Earth in its elliptical orbit to …

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ABC News

Russian filmmakers head for Earth from space station

MOSCOW — A Soyuz space capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has separated from the International Space Station and is heading for the Earth. The separation took place on schedule at 0115 GMT Sunday with Oleg …

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