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March 30, 2022

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Almost 50 years ago, in the midst of the Cold War, American astronauts flew to space alongside cosmonauts as part of NASA’s first attempt to forge a partnership between the U.S. and Russia in space.

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NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, launched by Russia to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft last April, returns this week to a world torn by war in Ukraine and escalating superpower tension as he closes out a 355-day stay in orbit, the …

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Data from a retired NASA space telescope revealed the disaster scene left behind by a cosmic collision. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope observations of a debris cloud’s size suggests that the dust was formed when two bodies the size of dwarf planets …

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In fact, oxygen levels in Europa’s subsurface oceans might be as high as those of Earth’s oceans, the new study suggests, giving credence to arguments about habitability of the icy moon.

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At least 17 solar eruptions from a single sunspot on the sun have blasted into space in recent days, including some charged particles that may create a colorful sky show on Earth. The sun eruptions originated from an overactive sunspot, called AR2975, …

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The most distant single star seen yet dates back to less than 1 billion years after the universe’s birth in the Big Bang, and may shed light on the earliest stars in the cosmos, a new study finds. The scientists nicknamed the star “Earendel,” from an …

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A new type of Chinese rocket just aced its debut mission. A Long March 6 rocket featuring four solid strap-on boosters successfully launched two satellites to orbit on Tuesday (March 29), according to media reports. “The modified rocket is China’s …

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The Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope, in infrared. (Image credit: NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team).

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A record-breaking NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts will return to Earth early Wednesday (March 30), and you can watch their homecoming live. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA’s Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr …

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A powerful solar storm is set to hit Earth on Thursday (March 31) with spectacular aurora displays accompanying it after the sun fired nearly 20 flares from a single sunspot in just two days. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration …

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