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November 4, 2021

NEWS

Space.com

Today (Nov. 4), the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a “decadal survey” laying out scientific priorities and funding recommendations for the next 10 years of astronomy and astrophysics research.

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Space.com

NASA has lofted countless spacecraft into the solar system, but a mission launching in late November will attempt a unique feat: to slam into a tiny asteroid and slightly speed up its orbit. The mission, known as the Double Asteroid Redirection Test …

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Space.com

A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket were originally scheduled to launch Crew-3 early Sunday morning (Oct. 31) from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center here in Florida. But before the crew could climb aboard, NASA announced a 72-hour delay, …

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Space.com

Blue Origin has lost the lawsuit it filed over the awarding of a lucrative NASA moon lander contract, freeing SpaceX up to resume its work on the project. In April, NASA announced that it had selected SpaceX to develop the initial Human Landing System …

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Space.com

The distant blue planet Uranus will reach its closest point to Earth Thursday (Nov. 4). While it’s a tough world to spot with your naked eye, with binoculars or a telescope you’ll have a chance to see this fascinating world at its best.

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The government agency tasked with monitoring space weather has warned that a powerful solar storm could interfere with power grids, satellites and radio signals — although it might also have sent the beautiful northern lights incredibly far south …

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CNN

(CNN) For hundreds of thousands of years, the fossil of a small child has been hidden in the darkness of South Africa’s Rising Star cave. The skull, from a child that was 4 to 6 years old at the time of death, is the first known to belong to an ancient …

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WIRED

The Astro2020 Decadal Survey’s top priorities include new telescopes, the search for habitable exoplanets, and far-infrared and x-ray probe missions.

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Space.com

“You can think of galaxy protoclusters such as G237 as a galaxy shipyard in which massive galaxies are being assembled, only this structure existed at a time when the universe was 3 billion years old,” study co-author Brenda Frye, an associate professor of …

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CNN

This artist’s impression shows a distant star-forming galaxy more than 12 billion light-years away. Researchers detected the presence of fluorine in the gas clouds of NGP-190387.

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