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January 19, 2022

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SpaceX’s Starlink satellites leave streaks in asteroid-hunting telescope’s images

A prime ground-based observatory that scans the sky for exploding stars and dangerous near-Earth asteroids is struggling with disruptive light streaks from SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellite constellation, a new study revealed.

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX launches 2000th Starlink satellite

A package of 49 Starlink satellites that rode a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit Tuesday night from Florida included the 2,000th spacecraft to launch into SpaceX’s broadband internet network. The successful orbital deployment of SpaceX’s newest 49 …

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NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission readies for ‘wet dress rehearsal’

A view of the rocket that will carry the Artemis I Orion spacecraft to the moon. (Image credit: Frank Michaux/NASA). The first …

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The Mars rover Perseverance has pebbles stuck in its drill. NASA has a plan to fix it.

NASA’s Perseverance rover will dump its latest Mars sample to unclog pebbles from its drill. Perseverance mission managers made the unexpected announcement that they had to dump out Percy’s latest sample via a blog post on Friday (Jan. 14).

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SpaceX launches 49 Starlink internet satellites, lands rocket at sea

A two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket topped with 49 Starlink satellites lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida today (Jan. 18) at 9:02 p.m. EST (0203 GMT on Jan. 19).

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Watch two Russian cosmonauts take a spacewalk outside the International Space Station today

Two Russian cosmonauts are planning to take a spacewalk today (Jan. 19) to ready a new International Space Station module for visiting spacecraft, and you can watch it live. Expedition 66 Cmdr. Anton Shkaplerov and flight engineer Pyotr Dubrov, …

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Massive asteroid safely zooms by Earth, a million miles away

A huge asteroid made its closest approach of the next two centuries Tuesday (Jan. 18), flying quite safely past our planet. Asteroid 7482 (1994 PC1), which is classified as a near-Earth asteroid, only got within five lunar distances of our planet, …

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Here’s how the James Webb Space Telescope is aligning its mirrors in deep space

Now, the telescope is close to reaching its way to its deep-space destination and is starting to move those mirror segments into alignment. “Before launch, the mirrors were all positioned …

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PRNewswire

Altos Labs launches with the goal to transform medicine through cellular rejuvenation programming

Altos initially based in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, and in Cambridge, UK, with significant collaborations in Japan. – Board of Directors and advisors include Nobel Laureates and scientific leaders. – Altos launches with $3B fully committed …

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James Webb Space Telescope marks deployment of all mirrors

“Just in from the @NASAWebb team: All 18 primary mirror segments and the secondary mirror are now fully deployed!” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson wrote in a tweet posted on Wednesday (Jan. 19). “Congratulations to the teams that have been working …

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