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November 17, 2021

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For longer than science fiction has even existed, humans have been fascinated with (and terrified by) the prospect of space rocks falling to Earth. But why? There is one obvious explanation: Asteroids have fallen to Earth many times before, …

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Our upcoming lunar eclipse has a direct connection to an eclipse that occurred in the late 1960s. There is a reason for this that I will make clear in just a moment. But first, let’s take a look back at that eclipse of more than half a century ago, …

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While nations including Russia have conducted ASAT tests before, this test was something different. Over the years, multiple nations including the U.S. have developed and tested ASAT technology. In 2007, China …

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Aerospace giant Northrop Grumman announced on Tuesday (Nov. 16) that it’s leading a private team designing a crewed Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV) for potential use by NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to establish a sustainable human presence on and around …

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Spaceflight Now

After a lull in launch activity the last few months, SpaceX plans to close out 2021 with a spurt of missions from all three of the company’s active launch pads in Florida and California, with five or more Falcon 9 flights planned before the end of the year …

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Russia’s defense ministry says there is no threat to International Space Station crews or nearby satellites. This animation from the European Space Agency depicts the number of debris objects larger than 1 millimeter in Earth orbit. (Image credit: ESA).

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Jump to: Griffith Observatory webcast; Time and Date webcast; Virtual Telescope Project webcast; Astronomical Society of South Australia webcast. Click here …

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Scientific American

A privately funded telescope called Toliman will seek habitable worlds in our nearest neighboring star system, potentially sparking a new wave of exoplanetary exploration. By Jonathan O’Callaghan on November 17, 2021. Share on Facebook.

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Lunar eclipses happen when the moon passes into the Earth’s shadow and are perfectly safe to view with your eyes, binoculars or a telescope. Depending on your location, you may be able to view the full eclipse or some phases of the eclipse, as we will …

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SpaceX will launch Watkins and her Crew-4 crewmate to the space station on a Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket. Video …

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