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February 3, 2022

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Space.com

Watkins, who is a part of NASA’s Artemis program — an effort to return humans to the moon — will serve as a mission specialist, spending about six months living and working on the orbiting lab. This will be Watkins’ first flight to space.

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Space.com

“In our solar system, we have the inner rocky worlds and outer gas planets — but the most common exoplanets we see are actually in between,” Natasha Batalha, a research scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center in California said in a statement.

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Space.com

Formerly known as Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1), Artemis 1 will be the first test flight of the agency’s new Space Launch System megarocket and the Orion crew capsule. The SLS …

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Astronomy Magazine

Planets form around young stars in protoplanetary disks, as pictured in this artist’s concept — but new observations indicate that dying stars may also host similar planet-forming disks. ESO/L. Calçada. When a Sun-like star exhausts the helium fuel in …

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Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission will launch SpaceX’s next batch of 49 Starlink broadband satellites. Text updates will appear automatically below.

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CNN

(CNN) The highest glacier on the world’s tallest mountain is losing decades worth of ice every year because of human-induced climate change, a new study shows. The findings serve as a warning that rapid glacier melt at some of the Earth’s highest …

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Phys.Org

Composite image of two different Hubble observations. The aurorae were photographed during a series of Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph far-ultraviolet-light observations taking place as NASA’s Juno spacecraft approaches and enters into orbit …

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The Verge

A new startup run by a former acting NASA administrator hopes to capitalize on the recent zeal for lunar space exploration by building robotic outposts and spacecraft to send to space near the Moon. Their goal is to create a fleet of robotic helpers …

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Phys.Org

Europe’s Ariane 5 delivered the James Webb Space Telescope to L2, the second Sun-Earth Lagrange point—’behind’ instead of in ‘front of’ our planet—but after separating from Webb the upper stage used all its remaining fuel to escape the Earth-moon system …

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Space.com

SpaceX is ready to send another batch of its Starlink internet satellites into orbit, and you can watch the action live. A Falcon 9 rocket is poised to launch 49 Starlink spacecraft from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida at 1:13 p.m. EST …

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