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January 31, 2022

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Space.com

SpaceX double vision: These photos show two Falcon 9 rockets on their pads for back-to-back launches

If a recent SpaceX rocket photo has you seeing double, you’re not alone. A Twitter post Monday (Jan. 31) shows two Falcon 9 rockets on their pads at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and the nearby Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, ahead of their …

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Space.com

Ancient solar storm smashed Earth at the wrong part of the sun’s cycle — and scientists are concerned

An extremely powerful solar storm pummeled our planet 9,200 years ago, leaving permanent scars on the ice buried deep below Greenland and Antarctica. A new study of those ancient ice samples has found that this …

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Space.com

SpaceX delays launch of Italian satellite again, this time because of wayward ship

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was all set to loft the Cosmo-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 (CSG-2) satellite from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Sunday (Jan. 30) at 6:11 p.m. EST (2311 GMT).

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Spaceflight Now

Cruise ship under rocket’s flight path forces another SpaceX launch scrub

SpaceX was set to fire a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 6:11 p.m. EST (2311 GMT), but the Coast Guard could not clear a cruise liner out of the rocket’s downrange hazard area in time for the mission’s …

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Hindustan Times

Astronaut Jessica Watkins will be the first Black woman to spend 6 months in space

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: NASA has some big plans sending missions to the Moon and to Mars. And in April, NASA will team up with SpaceX to send a crew to the International Space Station, …

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The New York Times

An Electrifying View of the Heart of the Milky Way

The image, taken by the MeerKAT radio telescope, an array of 64 antennas spread across five miles of desert in northern South Africa, reveals a storm of activity in the central region of the Milky Way, with threads of radio emission laced and kinked …

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CNN

Rings in ‘tree stump’ crater found on Mars illuminate red planet’s past climate

The image was taken last year by the camera on board the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, a spacecraft launched by ESA and Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, that arrived at Mars in 2016 and began its mission in 2018. The crater in the image is in an area of Mars …

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The Denver Post

As James Webb Space Telescope fixes eye on universe, Colorado companies are keeping an eye on the spacecraft

(Photo provided by Ball Aerospace) Colorado-based Ball Aerospace designed and built the 18-section, 21-foot mirror for the James Webb Space Telescope. The telescope, which launched Dec. 25, is designed to capture images from galaxies and some of the first …

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TechCrunch

Gandeeva Therapeutics raises $40m zoom in on biomolecules – and create new drugs in the process

Once we and others showed this could be done, it was clear to me that this was the critical tool needed to transform and revolutionize drug discovery,” co-founder and CEO Sriram Subramaniam told TechCrunch.

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Florida Today

Cruise ship enters launch hazard area, forcing SpaceX to scrub mission a fourth time

Space is important to us and that’s why we’re working to bring you top coverage of the industry and Florida launches. Journalism like this takes time and resources. Please support it with a subscription here. —. A cruise ship veered into the …

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