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December 26, 2021

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Space.com

NASA’s next big space observatory is finally aloft, but it’ll be a while before it starts its highly anticipated science mission. The $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope launched atop an Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana yesterday (Dec.

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Space.com

The European Ariane 5 rocket with the James Webb Space Telescope aboard lifts off from the European Spaceport …

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Space.com

The spacecraft covered the first 10% of that journey within 12 hours of launching. Then, when the telescope was about 100,000 miles (160,000 km) away from Earth, the observatory executed a crucial burn to ensure it would safely reach its destination.

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Livescience.com

The answer is a mountainous “no.” That honor would go to Mauna Kea, an inactive volcano in Hawaii. Although its peak is 13,802 feet (4,205 m) above sea level — which is less than half the height of Everest, according to National Geographic — the majority …

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Chicago Daily Herald

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope soared from French Guiana on South America’s northeastern coast, riding a European Ariane rocket into the Christmas morning sky.

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Wink News

According to new research published in the journal Nature Astronomy, scientists have recently discovered an impressive number of these elusive exoplanets: 70 or more. It marks the largest such group ever spotted roaming the Milky Way — …

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BGR

Astronomers have captured a stunning photograph of a supermassive black hole erupting over 12 million light-years from the Earth. The photo is of the radio emissions caused by the active feeding of the black hole. According to astronomers, the image …

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SkyandTelescope.com

Comet Leonard (C/2021 A1), which appeared to stall out around magnitude 5 in early December, has become a surprise performer. Since transitioning to the evening sky, it’s undergone three successive bright outbursts — on December 15th, 20th, and 23rd — that …

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FOX 10 News Phoenix

A team of researchers has uncovered nearly 70 rogue planets in our galaxy, the largest group ever discovered, according to the European Southern Observatory. Rogue planets are described as “elusive cosmic objects that have masses comparable to those of …

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News18

NASA has hired a priest to prepare human beings for alien encounters. According to a report in The Mirror, Rev Dr Andrew Davison, a British priest and theologist, said the prospect for finding life on another planet is becoming ever more real.

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