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February 10, 2022

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The New York Times

In the mid-1300s, a species of bacteria spread by fleas and rats swept across Asia and Europe, causing deadly cases of bubonic plague. The “Black Death” is one of the most notorious pandemics in historical memory, with many experts estimating that it …

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Space.com

In its first mission of 2022, the European launch provider Arianespace launched Soyuz Flight VS27 from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana at 1:09 p.m. EST (3:09 p.m. local time, or 1809 GMT).

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Space.com

SpaceX is developing Starship to take people and cargo to the moon, Mars and other distant destinations, and to perform a wide variety of other tasks as well. For example, Musk has said that he envisions the vehicle eventually carrying passengers on …

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The New York Times

The giant, gleaming spacecraft is being designed to carry NASA astronauts to the moon, as well as the dreams of Elon Musk’s space company.

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX said Tuesday a solar storm causing more atmospheric drag in low Earth orbit will destroy as many as 40 of 49 new Starlink internet satellites launched from Florida last week. Some of the satellites have already re …

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Space.com

Astronomers have found evidence of a third planet circling Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf star that lies a mere 4.2 light-years from our solar system. The candidate world, known as Proxima d, is estimated to be just 25% as massive as Earth, making it one of …

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Space.com

New images from the sun-focused mission, captured during a close flyby of Venus, show the planet in visible light for the first time. With time and analysis, the new images will provide valuable information about the planet’s geology and minerals, NASA …

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Space.com

Pieces of rock from the asteroid Ryugu splashed down on Earth in 2020. Now, scientists studying the samples are revealing the asteroid’s true nature. Ryugu is a near-Earth asteroid that Japan visited with its Hayabusa2 spacecraft. The craft launched in …

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Space.com

Elon Musk’s SpaceX will lose 40 Starlink satellites to a geomagnetic storm as solar activity ramps up. But does this spell disaster for the future of satellites in space? On Tuesday (Feb. 8), SpaceX revealed that likely 40 of its 49 newest Starlink …

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CNN

A batch of 49 Starlink internet satellites were on SpaceX’s latest launch on February 3, and now the company is expecting to lose most of them because they hit a space weather event known as a geomagnetic storm.

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