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November 18, 2021

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Space.com

Steve Wozniak’s startup Privateer plans to launch hundreds of satellites to study space debris

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s startup Privateer aims to help humanity get the goods on space junk before it’s too late. The Hawaii-based company, whose existence Wozniak and co-founder Alex Fielding announced in September, wants to characterize the …

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How to photograph a lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipses are more common than the perhaps better-known solar eclipses but they’re no less spectacular from a photographic point of view. Instead of capturing the blocked outline of the sun, photographers can aim their cameras at a moon that’s tinted …

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX targets January or February for first launch of world’s largest rocket

As he did before the debut of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets, Musk tried to manage expectations on the outcome of the first Starship orbital launch attempt. “We’ve completed the first orbital …

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Rocket Lab launches 2 satellites to orbit, attempts Electron booster recovery

Rocket Lab successfully launched two satellites into orbit and aimed to recover the mission’s booster, taking another step in its quest to build a partially reusable launch vehicle. The company’s two-stage Electron rocket topped with two commercial …

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NASA’s huge James Webb Space Telescope is one month from launch

“We’re going to look at everything there is in the universe that we can see,” Webb senior project scientist John Mather told reporters in a press conference on Wednesday (Nov. 18).

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Space.com

SpaceX could launch 1st Starship to orbit in January, Elon Musk says

The company is targeting January or February for its first Starship orbital launch attempt, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday (Nov. 17). And that initial landmark leap will ideally be followed by a number of others shortly thereafter.

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Scientific American

NASA’s DART Mission Could Help Cancel an Asteroid Apocalypse

But Rivkin, a planetary astronomer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Baltimore, has found himself with more responsibility than he expected. Along with hundreds of others, he is part of …

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Space.com

The Beaver Moon lunar eclipse won’t be a true ‘blood moon,’ but it may look red. Here’s why.

Lunar eclipses happen when the moon passes into the shadow of the Earth and is at least partially covered by our planet’s shadow. At its peak, the Beaver Moon will be 97% covered by the Earth’s shadow, and will be well into the deepest part of the shadow ( …

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CNN

You asked, we answered: NASA’s new telescope and the search for clues about our universe explained

(CNN) The most powerful telescope ever built is scheduled to launch on December 18. The James Webb Space Telescope will peer into the atmospheres of exoplanets, some of which are potentially habitable, and look deeper into the universe than we’ve ever been …

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CNET

NASA’s mission to deliberately crash into an asteroid: What you need to know

DART, which stands for Double Asteroid Redirection Test, is NASA’s test run of a futuristic planetary defense system that’ll protect Earth from incoming asteroids by literally slamming spacecraft into them. Get the CNET …

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