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October 19, 2021

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Space.com

The Russian wing of the International Space Station is only growing. Despite a misfired thruster on its newly added laboratory module, Nauka, plans are still going ahead to launch another module, Prichal, in November 2021.

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Space.com

“We were immensely relieved to get the spacecraft out of this ‘near-death’ experience,” an ESA official said. The European Space Agency’s longest serving space telescope Integrals looks for sources of the most energetic radiation in the universe.

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Space.com

Ask anyone to name a comet and there’s a 90% certainty that the comet that is chosen will be Halley’s. This most famous of comets, Halley’s comet travels around the sun in an elliptical orbit that takes it beyond the orbit of Neptune and as close to …

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Space.com

Astronomers believe they’ve solved, at long last, a mystery first discovered nearly a decade ago by the Hubble Space Telescope. The dilemma centered on a strange “double galaxy,” a pair of streaky objects that once defied explanation.

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Phys.Org

On 22 September, around midday, ESA’s Integral spacecraft went into emergency Safe Mode. One of the spacecraft’s three active ‘reaction wheels’ had turned off without warning and stopped spinning, causing a ripple effect that meant the satellite itself …

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Space.com

NASA telescopes have captured the colorful blast of a stellar explosion thousands of years ago, shedding new light on the evolution of such cosmic remains. When a star reaches the end of its life, it explodes in a bright burst called a supernova.

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The Verge

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner is a new passenger spacecraft, designed to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Before Starliner can carry a crew, however, NASA wants Boeing …

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Yahoo News UK

Results announced by the LHCb experiment at CERN have revealed further hints for phenomena that cannot be explained by our current theory of fundamental physics. In March 2020, the same experiment released evidence of particles breaking one of the core …

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Phys.Org

Tangles in unwound DNA can create mutational hotspots in the genomes of bacteria, according to a new study by the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath. The study authors say these findings will help us in the future to predict the …

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Phys.Org

Geoscientist Georgia Hole used tree rings to retrace the paths of driftwood, once frozen in sea ice, as it made its way through the Arctic. “Some of these beaches are really full of driftwood—driftwood as far as the eye can see. And when you remember …

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