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January 25, 2022

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Space.com

The facilities will enable development, production, recording, broadcasting and livestreaming of content.” The company intends to produce its own content and events in the module while also making it available to third parties.

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Space.com

Mirror-segment alignment is expected to begin next week, after Webb’s optics and associated instruments get cold enough to allow such work to proceed. (Webb is optimized to view the cosmos in infrared light — wavelengths we feel as heat — so everything on …

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Space.com

Additionally, the presence of water doesn’t fit with what researchers have understood about Mars’ southern pole, study lead author Cyril Grima, a planetary scientist at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, said in the statement.

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Space.com

Up next are five more months of cooling down the telescope, precisely aligning its 18 primary mirror segments and getting its science instruments ready to study exoplanets, gaze at the universe’s first stars and galaxies and much more. Mission team members …

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Space.com

The Rome-based Virtual Telescope Project took the exposure over five minutes using its robotic telescope, a PlaneWave 17-inch, tracking Webb on a Paramount ME mount. The image captured Webb …

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WIRED

On Monday, NASA published its book-length Spinoffs 2022 report highlighting the ventilator among scores of examples of technologies—from environmental sensors to new materials to collaborative robots—that the agency’s scientists and engineers played a role …

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The New York Times

Before the end of the year, ispace aims to place a lander with two small rovers on the lunar surface. It may find other visitors have also made the trip this year.

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Scientific American

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has just reached its final destination—around a gravitationally special spot in space known as the second Lagrange point, or L2. The US$10-billion observatory could spend 20 or more years there, gathering unprecedented …

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Scientific American

Measurements of the universe’s expansion rate, known as the Hubble constant, currently cluster around two figures: 67 and 73. Each number is an expression of the same thing—the kilometers-per-second rate of cosmic expansion per every megaparsec (roughly …

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Phys.Org

The James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at its cosmic parking spot a million miles away, bringing it a step closer to its mission to unravel the mysteries of the Universe, NASA said Monday. At around 2:00 pm Eastern Time (1900 GMT), the observatory …

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