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December 19, 2021

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Space.com

Over the three decades since, the famous observatory has expanded our view of the cosmos and held our attention with the stunning images it collects. What once was a faint and mysterious abyss became a detailed and colorful universe, and we could see stars …

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX deployed 52 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit early Saturday after a predawn launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base that routed a Falcon 9 rocket on an unusual track southeast from the West Coast spaceport over Baja California.

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Spaceflight Now

Fifteen hours after hurling a package of Starlink internet satellites into orbit from California, SpaceX launched a high-power geostationary communications spacecraft for Turkey from Cape Canaveral late Saturday, the first time two Falcon 9 rockets have …

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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched its second rocket in less than 24 hours on Saturday night (Dec. 18), delivering a Turkish communications satellite into orbit before capping off the successful mission with a landing at sea.

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The Washington Post

But the probe zooming through space captured the electric and magnetic emissions that scientists later converted into perceptible sound. Turns out, orbiting Ganymede, which is one of Jupiter’s moons and the largest satellite in the solar system, kind of …

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Livescience.com

A geological secret passage beneath Panama may explain why rocks from Earth’s mantle are found more than 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers) from where they originated. This opening, located some 62 miles (100 km) below Earth’s surface, may allow a flow of …

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BBC News

Experts who unearthed a 200,000-year-old mammoth graveyard say it is “one of Britain’s biggest Ice Age discoveries in recent years”. Archaeologists found the remains of five animals, including two adults, two juveniles, and an infant, at a quarry near …

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Arizona Daily Star

Professor of Astronomy and NIRCam Principal Investigator Marcia Rieke demonstrates, on a small scale model, how one of the sensors is added to the NIRCam, the main camera on NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope at The University of Arizona’s Steward …

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ABC News

In 2020, evolutionary biologist Bruno Buzatto at Macquarie University in Sydney and his colleagues discovered the new record-setting millipede 60 meters underground in a 150-millimeter-wide drill hole originally bored for mineral prospecting in …

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KABC-TV

Last night, skygazers bundled up to enjoy the last full moon of the year — but experts say the celestial body will still look just as luminous on Sunday. The last full moon of 2021 reached peak illumination on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 11:32 p.m. ET, …

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