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December 20, 2021

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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX will launch a Dragon spacecraft packed with NASA cargo to the International Space Station early Tuesday (Dec. 21) as part of its latest resupply mission for the U.S. space agency and you can watch it live.

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Space.com

Dark matter is a mysterious, invisible form of matter that is thought to make up about 27% of the known universe, outweighing visible matter about six to one. Still, despite making up a considerable chunk …

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Space.com

The uncrewed moon shot on the 1st SLS megarocket won’t fly until at least March, a month later than planned. The SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft for NASA’s Artemis 1 mission as seen inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center in …

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The New York Times

They burned hard and died fast in spectacular supernova explosions, dispelling the gloomy fog of gas left over from the primordial fireworks known as the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago. From those sparks came all that we …

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CNET

Will it be a Christmas miracle for the long-delayed James Webb Space Telescope? Here’s everything you need to know. NASA.

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The Verge

It was the day that Tremblay, an astrophysicist at the Harvard and Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and other astronomers around the world, would learn if they would receive a small amount of time to use the James Webb Space Telescope, or JWST, one of …

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The Seattle Times

Set to soar after years of delay on Friday, the James Webb Space Telescope will seek out the faint, twinkling light from the first stars and galaxies, providing a glimpse into cosmic creation. Its infrared eyes …

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USA TODAY

But there’s also this figure: 344. That’s how many potential “points of failure” there are, any one of which could doom the James Webb Space Telescope. NASA scientists and officials have …

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Phys.Org

Launching in August 2022 and arriving at the asteroid belt in 2026, NASA’s Psyche spacecraft will orbit a world we can barely pinpoint from Earth and have never visited. The target of NASA’s Psyche mission—a metal-rich asteroid, also called Psyche, …

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Phys.Org

In this Sept. 29, 2014 photo made available by NASA, James Webb Space Telescope Optical Engineer Larkin Carey examines two test mirror segments on a prototype at the Goddard Space Flight Center’s giant clean room in Greenbelt, Md. Webb will attempt to …

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