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December 15, 2021

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Space.com

“In addition to the science we bring back to Earth, and the exploration and discovery, STEM education and inspiration is really important and has such a positive impact,” Koch told Space.com. “I think this is one of the biggest reasons why it’s so …

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The co-branded toy includes everything that children ages 6 to 12 need to stage their own imaginary mission on the Red Planet, including two Playmobil ESA astronauts, an ESA-branded Mars rover with working light and sounds, a Mars trike, a drilling station …

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A meteor streaks across the night sky in Bazhou, Xinjiang Province, China, in. In this composite image, meteors streak across the night sky in …

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Since solar activity has a large effect on living on Earth, from generating auroras to threatening infrastructure like satellites, scientists want to know more about how the sun operates to better make predictions about space weather.

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The New York Times

The OSIRIS-REX spacecraft, which collected samples from the asteroid Bennu, would visit a second space rock, Apophis.

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Space.com

A lunar rock brought to Earth nearly half a century ago is revealing new information about the moon’s complex history. NASA’s Apollo 17 mission left the moon to return to Earth 49 years ago Tuesday (Dec. 14) and humanity hasn’t been back to our natural …

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Space.com

NASA’s next big space telescope just took another step toward its highly anticipated launch this month. On Saturday (Dec. 11), the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope was secured atop the Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket that will send it into the final …

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“We found a central part of Valles Marineris to be packed full of water — far more water than we expected.” A perspective view of Candor Chasma valley based on images captured by the Mars Express satellite in 2006. (Image credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/G.

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Spaceflight Now

But a technical issue held up the next step in the launch campaign. The Ariane 5’s Swiss-made payload shroud was supposed to be lowered over the three-story-tall observatory Monday. In a …

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Space.com

The launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed yet again. NASA’s long-awaited space observatory is now scheduled to lift off from French Guiana no earlier than Dec. 24, two days later than previously planned. “The James Webb Space …

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