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April 15, 2022

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Space.com

The all-private mission to the International Space Station is leaving a bit of time for its four commercial astronauts to do a favorite space activity: looking at Earth, and maybe dreaming of the moon. That’s what members of the Ax-1 mission by Axiom …

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The New York Times

The U.S. Space Command seemed to confirm a claim that a meteor from outside the solar system had entered Earth’s atmosphere, but other scientists and NASA are still not convinced.

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Space.com

Finding alien worlds in distant solar systems is a delicate task. Astronomers’ tools have come a long way since the first exoplanet discoveries in the 1990s, but the quest remains daunting: to find tiny objects hundreds of light-years away, …

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Space.com

(These mismatched pairs arise because red giants form together; then, late in their lives, each sheds its layers of gas to become a white dwarf.) “It’s like finding Waldo …

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Spaceflight Now

A hydrogen leak near the connection between NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket and its mobile launch platform foiled another attempt Thursday to pump cryogenic propellants into the towering mega-booster at the Kennedy Space Center. NASA …

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Space.com

The third try was not the charm for NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission. Today (April 14), the space agency called off the latest attempt to fuel up Artemis 1’s huge Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, a crucial part of the mission’s “wet dress rehearsal” at …

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Space.com

Given the timing of this mission, the Ax-1 crew will be on the ISS during the Jewish holiday of Passover, which begins at sundown on Friday (April 15). “Passover is all …

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Space.com

A serene new NASA photo has captured two spacecraft at twilight, one in orbit and one on Earth, as the agency tested its new Artemis 1 moon rocket. The photo, taken by photographer Joel Kowsky, shows the agency’s Artemis 1 moon rocket — the first Space …

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EarthSky

Comet C/2014 UN271 is currently the record-holder for big comets. Though astronomers know this comet must be big for them to see it from more than 2 billion miles from Earth, only the Hubble Space Telescope has the sharpness and sensitivity to make a …

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from California’s Central Coast just after sunrise Friday, boosting a classified cargo into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office on what is widely believed to be a naval reconnaissance mission.

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