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November 26, 2021

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Space.com

A solar probe on a mission to take the closest ever images of the sun will pass incredibly close to Earth today, but debris from the recent Russian anti-satellite missile test will make its visit more risky and unpredictable.

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TRAPPIST-1 would be an unremarkable star if not for the scientific interest generated by its seven planets. Astronomers first spotted the new worlds, at least three of which might be habitable, in 2016. Now, a new study suggests that the way the …

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Spaceflight Now

A small NASA space probe blasted off from California early Wednesday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a first-of-its-kind mission to change the orbit of an asteroid, pioneering a technique that may one day be used to divert an asteroid off of a collision …

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Space.com

Prichal — Russian for “pier” — brought roughly 2,200 pounds (1,000 kg) of cargo to the ISS along with a substantial expansion in docking capabilities. Prichal features six new ports for the station’s Russian segment, five of which are available for …

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The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft passes above Earth tonight (Nov. 26) and might be visible from parts of the U.S. and western Africa with either simple binoculars or an amateur telescope. The spacecraft, which will have to fly …

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Spaceflight Now

Russia’s Prichal docking module linked up with the International Space Station Friday, adding the final planned piece of the Russian segment of the outpost to provide a new connection for future crew and cargo ships. The spherical …

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Space.com

The Prawn Nebula, formally known as IC 4628, is an emission nebula located 6,000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Scorpius. Nebulas, or clouds of interstellar gas and dust, form following massive stellar explosions; in turn, this interstellar …

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Electric propulsion generates much less thrust than chemical rockets, making it too weak to launch a spacecraft from Earth’s surface. But electric thrusters are highly efficient at producing thrust, given the small amount of propellant they carry. This …

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Phys.Org

In a paper published today in the journal Physical Review D, the researchers describe how they observed six neutrino interactions during a pilot run of a compact emulsion detector installed at the LHC in 2018. “Prior …

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The Atlantic

A spacecraft is on its way to nudge a distant asteroid. By Marina Koren. An illustration of an asteroid knocking into the planets of the solar system …

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