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February 25, 2022

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Space.com

SpaceX launching 50 Starlink satellites, landing rocket today: Watch it live

A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket topped with 50 Starlink internet spacecraft is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California today at 12:12 p.m. EST (1712 GMT; 9:12 a.m. local California time). You can watch live here at Space.com courtesy …

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Strangely tilted black hole challenges formation theories

A tilted black hole spinning around a misaligned axis has been discovered in our galaxy, challenging theories of black hole formation. The black hole and its companion star form a system called MAXI J1820+070, which lies some 10,000 light-years away …

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Space.com

NASA’s daring Parker Solar Probe spacecraft zips past the sun again today

The exact time of the closest approach, known as perihelion, will be 10:36 a.m. EST (1536 GMT), according to a spokesperson at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, which oversees the mission.

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Space.com

New Russia sanctions won’t imperil ISS operations, NASA says

“NASA continues working with all our international partners, including the State Space Corporation Roscosmos, for the ongoing safe operations of the International Space Station.” The International Space Station will continue its international …

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Spaceflight Now

Fifty more Starlink satellites ready for launch Friday

SpaceX will launch another 50 Starlink internet satellites Friday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, continuing what’s expected to be a cadence of nearly one Falcon 9 launch per month this year at the West Coast spaceport.

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Space.com

Major James Webb Space Telescope project will map half a million early galaxies

It’s been nearly 350 years since Sir Issac Newton wrote, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,” but the sentiment certainly holds true today. Newton’s wisdom is exemplified by a grand project called the Cosmic Evolution …

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Livescience.com

What is cyberwarfare?

Criminals spies, hackers and viruses. Here’s how cyberwarfare is fought across the internet. What is cyberwarfare? … Jump to: … The world is in the grip of a new age of conflict, cyberwarfare.

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Phys.Org

NASA rules out April for Artemis I launch, could target May

NASA mission managers updated Artemis I progress ahead of the March rollout of the massive Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft to Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39-B for what the agency calls a wet dress rehearsal.

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Livescience.com

Largest human family tree ever created retraces the history of our species

A new, enormous family tree for all of humanity attempts to summarize how all humans alive today relate both to one another and to our ancient ancestors. To build this family tree, or genealogy, researchers sifted through thousands of genome sequences …

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CNN

New map of the night sky reveals 4.4 million galaxies and other space objects

A composite radio (red) and infrared (white) image depicts the Coma cluster, which is over 300 million light-years from Earth and consists of over 1,000 individual galaxies. The radio image shows radiation from highly energetic particles that pervade the …

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