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December 18, 2021

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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket for a record 11th time Saturday (Dec. 18), sending a new stack of Starlink satellites into orbit from California in a predawn liftoff. The previously flown Falcon 9 rocket blasted …

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Space.com

The private spaceflight company will launch the Turksat 5B communications satellite for Turkey on one of its previously flown Falcon 9 rockets. The mission is set to lift off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force …

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Space.com

NASA’s newest flagship observatory is about to begin an incredible journey and now has an official launch date. The James Webb Space Telescope is expected to launch in a week, on Dec. 24 at 7:20 a.m. EST (1220 GMT or 9:20 a.m. local time in French …

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Space.com

At Venus, though, the story is different. The orbit of the planet and the comet will come within 31,000 miles (50,000 km) of each other, which is equivalent to the geosynchronous satellite orbital path above Earth.

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CNN

Debates about the sun were first posed by ancient Greek philosophers. Thousands of years later, the combined work of people like Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler and Newton helped determine that planets orbit the sun.

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CNET

To really get a good look at the stars, many of us have to get out of the city or the suburbs and head for darker landscapes: farmland, desert, mountaintop, national park. NASA goes that one better — it sends telescopes out beyond the atmosphere.

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Popular Science

If it looks like a bass and is terrorizing mosquitofish, it might actually be a robot designed to protect native tadpoles. By Charlotte Hu | Published Dec 17, 2021 10:00 AM.

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KTRK-TV

Bundle up to enjoy the last full moon of the year. The last full moon of 2021 will reach peak illumination on Saturday, December 18, at 11:32 p.m. ET, according to NASA, but you can trace its path across the sky starting at just before sunset.

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Daily Beast

If you notice a subtle change in the atmosphere on the evening of Dec. 24, it might be the vacuum created from every space scientist and enthusiast in the world holding their breath. At 7:20 a.m. Eastern Time, an Ariane 5 rocket will ignite on a launch …

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The Weather Channel

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover mission has discovered that rocks in the Jezero Crater on the Red Planet have interacted with water multiple times over the eons and that some contain organic molecules. The team discovered the organic compounds on the …

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