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December 13, 2021

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Spaceflight Now

IXPE launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 1 a.m. EST (0600 GMT) Thursday from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Heading due east, the 229-foot-tall ( …

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Space.com

The Geminids are named after the constellation Gemini, from which they appear to originate. The green-colored meteors are fragments of a cosmic object known as 3200 Phaethon, which leaves a debris trail as it orbits around the sun.

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Space.com

A new Hubble Space Telescope image of a spiral galaxy shows sparkling stars, including a couple that snuck into the foreground. The telescope captured UGC 11537, a galaxy 230 million light-years away in the constellation Aquila; the galaxy sits at …

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BBC News

They say a floating section at the front of Thwaites Glacier that until now has been relatively stable could “shatter like a car windscreen”. US and UK researchers are currently engaged in …

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Phys.Org

An illustration of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS). JPSS is a joint collaborative program between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA. JPSS-2 is NOAA’s next-generation operational Earth observation program that acquires …

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Phys.Org

Led by Michael Kramer from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, the international team of researchers from ten countries, put Einstein’s theory to the most rigorous tests yet. Dr. Ferdman …

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Phys.Org

Graphic demonstrating some possible effects of intense solar activity. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Mary Pat Hrybyk-Keith. Open the weather app on your phone or glance at the news and you can quickly find a detailed forecast for the …

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Smithsonian

In “Don’t Look Up,” researchers warn authorities about a comet hurtling towards Earth. Such a scenario isn’t just science fiction. Dan Falk. Science Correspondent. December 13, 2021 8:00 a.m. …

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Phys.Org

Testing has already begun on what would be the most sophisticated endeavor ever attempted at the Red Planet: Bringing rock and sediment samples from Mars to Earth for closer study. The multi-mission Mars Sample Return …

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CNN

(CNN) There is a slumbering giant at the heart of our galaxy and occasionally, it wakes up and has an outburst. Astronomers have found evidence of this activity from the supermassive black hole …

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