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February 7, 2022

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Space.com

This SpaceX video of a Falcon 9 rocket stage separation during launch is just amazing

The video was captured during a Jan. 31 launch of an Italian satellite.

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Space.com

Asteroid sharing Earth’s orbit discovered — could it help future space missions?

Research has shown that the Earth trails an asteroid barely a kilometer across in its orbit about the sun — only the second such body to have ever been spotted. It goes round the sun on average two months ahead of the Earth, dancing around in front like an …

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International Astronomical Union launches new center to fight satellite megaconstellation threat

The Center for the Protection of the Dark and Quiet Sky from Satellite Constellation Interference will be run jointly by the U.K.-headquartered Square Kilometer Array Observatory organization and the U.S. National Science Foundation’s National Optical- …

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Rogue black hole spotted on its own for the first time

Astronomers may have for the first time detected and measured the mass of an isolated stellar-mass black hole, a new study finds. Previous research suggested that when giant stars more than 20 times the mass reach the end of their lives, they usually …

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SpaceX Falcon 9 upper stage breaks up in Earth’s atmosphere, 5 years after launch

A meteorite is a space rock that has made it all the way through the atmosphere and landed on the ground, although in this case the rocket stage completely disintegrated high above Earth, according to Frontera, so it wasn’t really a meteorite.

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Space.com

You can see the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster on a collision course with the moon in a live webcast today

See the SpaceX booster? If you spot SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster in a telescope before it hits the moon, let us know! Send images and comments in to spacephotos@space.com.

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Space.com

Strange twin asteroids, the youngest ever seen, likely broke apart just 300 years ago

Scientists have spotted two space rocks that may be Earth’s freshest asteroid neighbors. The strange pair of near-Earth asteroids is separated by about 600,000 miles (1 million kilometers), and researchers calculated that they likely broke off the same …

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The New York Times

Water Supplies From Glaciers May Peak Sooner Than Anticipated

New satellite mapping of the world’s mountain ice suggests Earth’s glaciers may contain less water than previously thought. … Tourists visited the …

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The New York Times

Lesson of the Day: ‘What We Know About Unfolding the James Webb Space Telescope’

Having now arrived at its destination one month later, the Webb Telescope will spend years observing the cosmos. Its extraordinary job is to look back in time at the first stars and galaxies. The Times science …

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USA TODAY

Paralyzed patients walking in minutes: New electrode device a step forward in spinal injury care

For years, researchers have been helping paralyzed people walk by stimulating their spinal cords. Now, a team of Swiss scientists has improved upon that effort, enabling three patients with spinal cord injuries to turn on a device and take their first …

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