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November 8, 2021

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Space.com

SpaceX Crew-2 Dragon astronauts depart space station for return to Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s second long-duration astronaut mission for NASA is nearing its end after a Crew Dragon capsule undocked from the International Space Station today (Nov. 8). The company’s Crew Dragon Endeavour, carrying the four …

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Space.com

New era of ‘Great Observatories’ may be coming for NASA

On Thursday (Nov. 4), the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released its highly anticipated astronomy and astrophysics decadal survey, which lays out scientific priorities and funding recommendations for the next 10 years in …

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Space.com

New space mission will measure how much heat Earth is trapping from climate change

The more heat Earth keeps, the warmer it gets, and it’s the dangerous greenhouse gases that create conditions for the planet to trap more of the incoming heat. The TRUTHS mission, introduced …

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Spaceflight Now

Dragon to perform first 360-degree flyaround of space station since shuttle

Four astronauts closing out an expedition of nearly 200 days in orbit floated into their SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule at the International Space Station Monday, a couple of hours before the ship was scheduled to undock and fly a 360-degree loop around the …

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Space.com

You can see the moon line up with bright Venus, Jupiter and Saturn in the sky tonight

Look close to the southwestern horizon about 30 minutes after sunset and you’ll be able to spot the waxing moon, just to the left of the bright glare of Venus. The moon and bright planet will appear to make a line with Jupiter and Saturn that stretches up …

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Space.com

Hubble team gets one science instrument running again, continues troubleshooting glitch

The Hubble Space Telescope appears to be bouncing back from its latest glitch. Late last month, the famous scope suffered a problem with the synchronization of its internal communications, sending all five of its science instruments into a protective …

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Space.com

Heinz debuts ‘Marz’ Edition ketchup made with tomatoes grown in Mars conditions

More than just a new label, the Mars-ready condiment is the product of two years of research conducted by a team of astrobiologists at the Florida Institute of Technology’s Aldrin Space Institute. “We’ …

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Livescience.com

Deepest earthquake ever detected should have been impossible

Scientists have detected the deepest earthquake ever, a staggering 467 miles (751 kilometers) below the Earth’s surface. That depth puts the quake in the lower mantle, where seismologists expected earthquakes to be impossible.

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Phys.Org

Tiny grains, severe damage: Hypervelocity dust impacts on a spacecraft produce plasma explosions and debris clouds

The Parker Solar Probe spacecraft, NASA’s newest and most ambitious effort to study the sun, has broken a lot of records: it has gotten closer to the sun than any other spacecraft to date, its instruments have operated at the hottest temperatures, …

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BBC News

‘Perfect’ James Webb telescope on track for launch

Its mission is to image the very first stars to shine in the Universe. Webb will be sent to orbit on an Ariane rocket from French Guiana. Engineers there began assembling the vehicle’s …

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