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April 13, 2022

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Space.com

The European Space Agency will discontinue its cooperation on Russia’s Luna series of robotic moon missions, ESA officials announced Wednesday (April 13). The development is part of ESA’s effort to disentangle itself from a web of partnerships with …

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Early in our universe’s history, a strange object formed. Studying the object in archival data, scientists now find that it appears to be somewhere between a galaxy and a quasar (distant objects powered by black holes a billion times as massive as our …

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The White House’s generosity has NASA poised to do big things in 2023 and beyond, according to the space agency’s deputy chief. “The $26 billion fiscal year 2023 budget request is 8% more than enacted federal spending levels for fiscal year 2022, …

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A minuscule amount of microscopic moon dust has sold for half a million dollars after NASA determined that the particles are part of the first lunar sample collected by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong. Bonhams auctioned the Apollo 11 moon dust for …

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The four astronauts of SpaceX’s Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station have had their launch pushed back again, to April 23. SpaceX and NASA chose that date “to complete final prelaunch processing,” agency officials said in a statement …

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The successful cooling ensures that the observatory will be able to probe cosmic objects in infrared light, according to a Wednesday (April 13) statement from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California, which leads U.S. work on the instrument, …

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CNN

The meteor reportedly crashed off the coast of Papua New Guinea in 2014. (CNN) One meteor traveled quite a long way from home to visit …

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BBC News

It is perhaps the very definition of cool. The Mid-Infrared Instrument on the James Webb Space telescope is now at its super-low operating temperature. The UK-assembled instrument has reached a decidedly chilly -267C, or just six degrees above …

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Smithsonian

They then mapped the possible distribution and movements of five major hominin species including our own—Homo sapiens—based on where and when favorable habitats existed. Intriguingly, the model results suggest that dramatic environmental changes played …

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USA TODAY

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Telescope have confirmed the existence the largest comet ever discovered, and it will pass by our sun in the next decade. Comets are different than asteroids in that asteroids are rocky objects, where as a comet is a …

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