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March 21, 2022

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Space.com

The $10 billion telescope successfully aligned with its near-infrared camera (NIRCam), as the star image showed. But the observatory still has four other instruments that it must be able to switch between with perfect alignment to obtain sharp images of …

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The New York Times

On March 11, life began to imitate art. That evening, at the Konkoly Observatory’s Piszkéstető Mountain Station near Budapest, Krisztián Sárneczky was looking to the stars. Unsatisfied with discovering 63 near-Earth asteroids throughout his career, he was …

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The New York Times

Movies that imagine an asteroid or comet catastrophically colliding with Earth always feature a key scene: a solitary astronomer spots the errant space chunk hurtling toward us, prompting panic and a growing feeling of existential dread as the …

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CNN

The latest addition of 65 exoplanets to the NASA Exoplanet Archive contributed to the scientific milestone marked on Monday. This archive is the home to exoplanet discoveries from peer-reviewed scientific papers that have been confirmed using multiple …

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Space.com

The quarter moon will be glowing above the red star, which is called the “rival of Mars” because it looks so much like the Red Planet. Antares is the heart of the constellation Scorpius (the Scorpion) and is notable to astronomers because the star is late …

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NPR

A new estimate of the greenhouse gas emissions linked to all ground- and space-based telescopes, in the journal Nature Astronomy, says the annual carbon footprint of astronomy’s research infrastructure is equivalent to about 20 million metric tons of …

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The Weather Channel

A waxing crescent Moon pictured from the ISS during an orbital sunset as it flew above the Pacific Ocean. (Astronaut photograph ISS066-E-86969 / NASA).

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Phys.Org

The count of confirmed exoplanets has just ticked past the 5,000 mark, representing a 30-year journey of discovery led by NASA space telescopes. Not so long ago, we lived in a universe with only a small number of known planets, all of them orbiting our …

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Smithsonian

This illustration shows NASA’s InSight spacecraft with its instruments deployed on the Martian surface. NASA / JPL-Caltech This article was originally published on Supercluster, a website dedicated to telling humanity’s greatest outer space stories.

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WIRED

Today’s astronomy, however, is being conducted on a more massive scale: Huge arrays of receivers continually feed signals into power-hungry supercomputers, and multibillion-dollar spacecraft take years to build and tons of rocket fuel to launch.

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