Daily News update on – Science


November 10, 2021

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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Following a series of delays, SpaceX will launch a crew of four astronauts Wednesday evening (Nov. 10) on its third operational crewed flight for NASA, and you can watch the action online. The SpaceX mission, known as Crew-3, …

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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The International Space Station will have to dodge a piece of Chinese space junk today (Nov. 10) just hours before SpaceX launches a new crew to the orbiting laboratory, NASA officials said.

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Space.com

While NASA Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter explore Mars, life-size models of the intrepid rovers are on their own road trip on Earth to share the mission with the public. NASA’s “Roving With Perseverance” roadshow will see “twin” models of …

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The fastest spacecraft ever flown, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, regularly experiences high-speed collisions with dust particles that create explosions of plasma, a new study finds. Launched in 2018, the Parker Solar Probe is NASA’s latest and most …

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CNN

New York (CNN Business) A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule will take flight this week, carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station, where they’ll spend six months living and working in space. It will be the fourth time SpaceX has sent …

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CNN

Due to a delay caused by litigation with Blue Origin, as well as other factors — including the pandemic — the earliest return of NASA boots on the lunar surface through the Artemis program won’t take place in 2024 as expected, said NASA Administrator …

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Space.com

This spring, the agency announced that it would develop two new missions to explore Venus in the early 2030s. One, dubbed VERITAS (short for Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography, and Spectroscopy), would orbit the planet, peering through its …

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Space.com

The moon will be about 4 degrees from Saturn on Wednesday as the two objects reach a conjunction, or an event in which two celestial worlds appear close to each other in the sky. You can spot the moon and Saturn together shortly after sunset.

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Phys.Org

The announcement that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) had detected gravitational waves during the merger of two black holes sent ripples throughout the scientific community in 2016. The earthshaking news not only …

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The Verge

NASA is pushing back its target date for returning humans to the Moon, now eyeing a crewed lunar landing in 2025 instead of 2024 as originally planned. NASA blames the delay on recent lawsuits over contracts for the agency’s lunar lander, …

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