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December 31, 2021

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Space.com

SpaceX’s 1st orbital Starship launch to space · Private astronauts fly to International Space Station with Axiom Space · Moon landing by Houston’s Intuitive Machines · NASA’s SLS megarocket launches 1st moon mission · Starliner’s second uncrewed test mission.

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Space.com

For example, learning about massive gas giants can boost our understanding about how Jupiter, one of Earth’s major shields from cosmic strikes, got to be where it is now located. Searching for rocky planets in habitable zones around their distinct parent …

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Space.com

The White House has given NASA a New Year’s Eve “go” to continue operations on board the International Space Station through 2030, granting the orbital outpost a six-year life extension. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson was directed by the Biden-Harris …

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Space.com

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is three days into the deployment of its massive sunshield — and it still has about three days to go. The $10 billion Webb launched on Christmas Day (Dec. 25) to seek out heat signals from the early universe.

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Space.com

Four days later, on Dec. 29, astrophysicist Gianluca Masi of the Virtual Telescope Project spotted Webb traveling through space using a robotic telescope. Masi combined some of his imagery into a short …

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CNN

(CNN) Total lunar eclipses, a multitude of meteor showers and supermoons will light up the sky in 2022. The new year is sure to be a sky-gazer’s delight with plenty of …

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News 13 Orlando

There were 31 launches from the Space Coast, ranging from experiments and human launches to the International Space Station to science and military missions to low Earth orbit and beyond. What You Need To …

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Tech Times

Since then, almost every spacecraft that has been tasked to carry big payloads to orbit (human crews among them) has all been single-use, like the Russian Soyuz craft that ISS astronauts have been using, according to the ESA.

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SkyandTelescope.com

Sky & Telescope predicts that the year’s best meteor shower will be the Quadrantids, which peak in the very first days of 2022. The Perseids (August) and Geminids (December) will be spoiled by strong moonlight. AddThis Sharing Buttons.

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Digital Trends

This is the gorgeous spiral galaxy NGC 691 located in the constellation of Aries some 120 million light-years from Earth, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. NGC 691 was discovered by astronomer William Herschel in 1786 and is calculated to be 130,000 …

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