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December 14, 2021

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Space.com

That was a major theme during NASA’s Spaceflight for Everybody Virtual Symposium in November, a virtual symposium dedicated to discussing current knowledge and research efforts around the impact of spaceflight on human health. During a panel discussion …

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Space.com

The secret to its impressive observation powers? An enormous, golden mirror. The mirror is made up of 18 smaller mirrors that together will allow mission teams to use the scope to measure light from extremely distant galaxies, billions of light-years away.

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Space.com

NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity soared through the Red Planet skies for the 17th time last weekend, but we’ll have to wait a little longer yet to get a full accounting of the flight. The 4-pound (1.8 kilograms) chopper appeared to hit all of its marks …

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Space.com

Astronomers have captured the deepest and sharpest images of the Milky Way’s center ever, enabling scientists to estimate the mass of the giant black hole at our galaxy’s heart with unmatched precision. The Milky Way observations, made with the Very …

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CNN

(CNN) Sixty years after NASA set the goal, and three years after its Parker Solar Probe launched, the spacecraft has become the first to “touch the sun.” The Parker Solar Probe has successfully flown through the sun’s corona, or upper atmosphere, to sample …

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Space.com

And, like any generous crew member, Maezawa shared the bounty with his Expedition 66 crewmates. “With dishes including boiled mackerel in miso, beef bowl cooked in sweet sauce and more, …

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Phys.Org

For the first time in history, a spacecraft has touched the Sun. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has now flown through the Sun’s upper atmosphere—the corona—and sampled particles and magnetic fields there. The new milestone marks one major step for Parker …

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Livescience.com

Thwaites Glacier is roughly the size of Florida, and holds enough ice to raise sea levels over two feet. One of the largest glaciers in the world, Thwaites Glacier, is also the most affected by climate change. (Image credit: NASA/James Yungel).

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Phys.Org

The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (ESO’s VLTI) has obtained the deepest and sharpest images to date of the region around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The new images zoom in 20 times …

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Phys.Org

Every night with clear skies, astronomers with LPL’s Catalina Sky Survey scan the sky for near-Earth asteroids—space rocks with the potential of venturing close to Earth at some point. During one such routine …

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