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February 20, 2022

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Spaceflight Now

The satellite was encapsulated inside the Atlas 5 rocket’s payload shroud at the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville on Feb. 7, then transferred through Kennedy Space Center on Thursday to ULA’s Vertical Integration Facility at Cape …

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Space.com

On Feb. 20, 1962, NASA astronaut John Glenn launched from Florida’s Cape Canaveral inside a tiny capsule named Friendship 7. The Mercury spacecraft circled Earth three times, ultimately splashing down near the Turks and Caicos Islands four hours and 55 …

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Spaceflight Now

Northrop Grumman launched a cargo flight from Virginia’s Eastern Shore Saturday using an Antares booster with a first stage designed and built in Ukraine, a successful start for a mission to deliver food, experiments, and supplies to the seven-person crew …

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EarthSky

Largest galaxy yet: Small oblong light at center with two larger lobes disconnected on each Scientists have named the largest radio galaxy they’ve ever seen Alcyoneus. In Greek mythology, Alcyoneus was a giant, an offspring of Gaia, and immortal while on …

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collectSPACE.com

The latest U.S. astronauts to follow John Glenn into orbit and the Australian city that lit up for his mission 60 years ago both celebrated the legacy of Glenn’s historic American spaceflight. The four NASA crew members currently on board the …

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Space.com

A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket topped with 49 of SpaceX’s Starlink broadband spacecraft is scheduled to lift off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Sunday at 9:44 a.m. EST (1444 GMT). You can watch it live here at Space.com, courtesy of SpaceX, …

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Popular Science

White dwarfs are the slowly-cooling cores of dead stars. Hot subdwarfs are fairly uncommon, old stars that burn four times hotter than the surface of the sun and, unlike our sun, fuse helium in their cores instead of hydrogen, Miller Bertolami says.

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The Washington Post

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has gotten a lot of media attention lately — and for good reason. The $10 billion device was launched in December to much fanfare, and it’s expected to provide never-before-seen information on some of the most …

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The Denver Post

PUBLISHED: February 19, 2022 at 1:36 p.m. | UPDATED: February 19, 2022 at 2:44 p.m. … A meteor flashed along the Front Range sky on Friday night, and more than two dozen people reported sighting the fiery, celestial object to the American Meteor Society.

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EarthSky

The European Space Agency said late last week (February 18, 2022) that its Solar Orbiter spacecraft captured the largest solar prominence ever observed in a single image, together with the full solar disk. The event took place earlier in the week …

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