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October 25, 2021

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Space.com

How to watch NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 astronaut launch events this week

SpaceX’s next Crew Dragon launch for NASA is set for the spooky date of Halloween (Oct. 31) to ferry four new astronauts to the International Space Station and you can follow the mission’s countdown and launch live online.

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Space.com

Hubble telescope spots doomed star that is the ‘Rosetta stone’ of supernovas

Given that the telescope caught the star so early in its “cataclysmic demise,” as NASA called it, astronomers say the research may eventually help them formulate an early warning system for other stars that might be about to explode.

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Space.com

Asteroids and comets pummeling Earth delayed rise of oxygen

Remnants of ancient asteroids revealed Earth was bombarded by massive space rocks more often than previously thought, vastly altering oxygen levels in the planet’s early atmosphere. When Earth formed 4.6 billion years ago, it had almost no atmosphere.

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Space.com

A Japanese H-2A rocket will launch an advanced navigation satellite tonight. Watch it live!

A livestream for the launch will begin at 9:45 p.m. EDT (0145 GMT or 10:45 a.m. local time Tuesday, Oct. 26). You can watch it live in the window above, courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which builds and operates H-2A rockets the Japan Aerospace …

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Space.com

SpaceX shows off its ‘Gateway to Mars’ for Starship launches in video

A day earlier, SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk shared a stunning image of its Starship and Super Heavy booster with the nearly full moon behind them at its Starbase site near Boca Chica in southern Texas. “Starbase under construction,” Musk wrote.

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BBC News

Signs of first planet found outside our galaxy

Astronomers have found hints of what could be the first planet ever to be discovered outside our galaxy. Nearly 5,000 “exoplanets” – worlds orbiting stars beyond our Sun – have been found so far, but all of these have been located within the Milky Way …

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Phys.Org

Astronomers may have discovered the first planet outside of our galaxy

The possible exoplanet candidate is located in the spiral galaxy Messier 51 (M51), also called the Whirlpool Galaxy because of its distinctive profile. Exoplanets are defined as planets outside of our Solar System. Until …

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The New York Times

Madagascar’s Got Talent: Lemurs That Sing With Rhythm

Andrea Ravignani, a cognitive biologist at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands, disagrees with the balloon part. “Every scientific discipline has its concept of beauty, but I think their vocalizations are …

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Phys.Org

Sharpest images ever reveal the patchy face of living bacteria

The sharpest images ever of living bacteria have been recorded by UCL researchers, revealing the complex architecture of the protective layer that surrounds many bacteria and makes them harder to be killed by antibiotics. The study, published today in …

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The Weather Channel

Why Asteroid Bennu’s Surface is Rocky? New Study Decodes It

Near-Earth asteroid Bennu was long thought by scientists to have a surface like a sandy beach, abundant in fine sand and pebbles, and to also have large swaths of fine-grained material smaller than a few centimetres called fine regolith.

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