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October 28, 2021

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Space.com

Brilliant Venus is putting on a sky show! How to track it for the rest of the year

Right now, the two planets getting the most attention in our evening sky are the gas giants of the solar system: Saturn, which through even a small telescope boasts a spectacular system of rings, and Jupiter, which features a large disk crossed by …

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Space.com

Private space stations are coming. Here’s what NASA astronauts want to see

Two NASA astronauts in space right now have some ideas about what the future may hold in low-Earth orbit (LEO), and what they hope to see in a commercial space station. Soon, Earth’s orbit could be home to commercial space stations and private outposts …

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Space.com

SpaceX fires up Falcon 9 rocket for Crew-3 Halloween astronaut launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has fired up the rocket that will launch its next crew of astronauts toward the International Space Station this weekend. The private spaceflight company conducted a static-fire test before dawn Thursday (Oct. 28) of its …

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Space.com

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is even deeper than scientists had thought

Data from NASA’s Juno spacecraft has shown that the behemoth storm extends as much as 310 miles (500 kilometers) beneath Jupiter’s cloud tops. And the Jupiter maelstrom is linked to jets that go far deeper, hinting that the giant planet’s upper and lower …

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Space.com

Sun fires off major solar flare from Earth-facing sunspot

A major solar flare erupted from the sun on Thursday (Oct. 28) in the strongest storm yet of our star’s current weather cycle. The sun fired off an X1-class solar flare, its most powerful kind of flare, at 11:17 a.m. EDT (1517 GMT), according to an …

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Space.com

NASA to reveal new Jupiter atmosphere discovery Thursday. How to watch live.

NASA will hold a briefing Thursday (Oct. 28) with fresh information about how the atmosphere of Jupiter works beneath the giant planet’s colorful clouds. You can watch the event live at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) on this page, courtesy of NASA Television, …

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Space.com

Astra now eyeing early November for next orbital launch attempt

The Bay Area startup is preparing for its fourth orbital launch attempt, which will loft a rocket called Launch Vehicle 0007 (LV0007) from Pacific Spaceport Complex on Alaska’s Kodiak Island on a test mission for the U.S. military.

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CNET

Have astronomers found the first planet outside of our galaxy? It’s complicated

The Whirlpool Galaxy, some 28 million light-years from Earth, looks to our telescopes like a cosmic hurricane littered with sparkling gemstones. Huge, lean arms spiral out from the center of Whirlpool, also known as M51. Cradled within them are young …

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Scientific American

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is Surprisingly Deep

It is fitting, then, that the NASA spacecraft now circling Jupiter the planet is named after Juno. The gas giant obscures its inner workings with opulent swirls and bands of clouds, and the Juno orbiter is tasked with probing past this barrier to search …

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Patch.com

Arizona State University: Nobel Laureate Mario Capecchi To Deliver Distinguished Eyring Lectures At ASU

Mario Capecchi is an Italian-born molecular geneticist known for his pioneering work on the development of gene targeting in mice. · Find out what’s happening in Scottsdale with free, real-time updates from Patch.

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