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January 29, 2022

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Space.com

In addition, China is building a space telescope called Xuntian, which will launch to the same orbit as the space station and dock with it periodically. Xuntian will launch within the next five years, the …

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Space.com

Although the spacecraft is still months away from beginning its official scientific observations, one particularly bright star named HD 84406 will soon be the object of JWST’s attention. “Star light, star bright …

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EarthSky

The astronomers did rule out supernovae as the source of the strange filaments, which are magnetic in nature. They think these magnetic filaments might have something to do with the 4-million-solar-mass black hole located at our galaxy’s heart.

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Spaceflight Now

The splashdown of the Dragon spacecraft off the coast of Panama City, Florida, at 4:05 p.m. EST (2105 GMT) Monday wrapped up SpaceX’s 24th cargo mission to the space station under contract to NASA.

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Spaceflight Now

A blanket of thick clouds over Cape Canaveral Friday forced SpaceX to delay liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket and an Italian radar remote sensing satellite until Saturday, setting up Florida’s Space Coast for launches on back to back days this weekend, with …

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Space.com

There’s a cool “close encounter” of worlds happening right against the horizon at sunrise Saturday (Jan. 29). Provided you can see low enough between buildings and trees, you can spot the moon and Mars hovering close to each other in the sky, …

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Space.com

Astronomers have discovered a mysterious, flickering object in our galaxy, the Milky Way, that belches enormous amounts of energy toward Earth three times an hour. This strangely powerful object — located about 4,000 light-years from the sun — is …

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The Washington Post

Look to the west-southwest at dusk to see Jupiter loitering high above the horizon. While singular, the planet gets company in the early evening of Feb. 2 when the sliver of a new moon joins the big, gaseous orb. The waxing moon climbs higher the following …

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CNN

The volunteer crew, from left to right: Pietro Di Tillio, Dragos Michael Popescu, Jared Broddrick and Patrick Ridgley. (CNN) Four volunteer …

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The New York Times

Recordings in seas off Australia proved that the predatory prowess of killer whales is inescapable, even for the adults of the largest species that ever lived.

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