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April 16, 2022

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Space.com

Ironically, that one evening planet that will be readily visible shortly after sunset has often been cited as the most difficult of the five brightest naked-eye planets to see: Mercury. It’s …

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Space.com

China’s first astronaut crew to spend a record-setting six months aboard the country’s new space station returns to Earth tonight and you can watch it live online. The three-person crew of …

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Space.com

The agency aims to launch the mission this summer and has been carrying out a series of crucial tests at Pad 39B at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to help get the team and the hardware ready.

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CNN

(CNN) The NASA Artemis I mega moon rocket may face another attempt at its crucial prelaunch ground test as early as next week, according to NASA officials. Engineers are putting the 322- …

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collectSPACE.com

Charlie Duke thought he was on his way to exploring an area of the moon that was different from where NASA has sent astronauts before. He just did not know how different it really was. The lunar module pilot on NASA’s penultimate moon landing mission, …

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New York Post

It’s not just the discovery of fossilized animal remains that is adding to our knowledge of the period just before the dinosaurs died out. Beautifully preserved footprints left by the prehistoric creatures are now being unearthed by Robert …

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Spaceflight Now

Suspended under a parachute, the Shenzhou 13 spacecraft landed in the Inner Mongolia region of northwestern China at 9:56 p.m. EDT Friday (0156 GMT Saturday), bringing home commander Zhai Zhigang and crewmates Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu.

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SpaceNews

BOULDER, Colorado — Astronomers have always sought out remote and isolated spots from which their precision observations of the surrounding universe can be made. Now, add one more far-flung location – the moon. But there is growing concern within the …

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Mashable

This extraterrestrial expedition, called the DART mission, is one of many intriguing, if not thrilling, space events happening in 2022. Below you’ll find a moon megarocket launch, stargazing opportunities, and new missions to curious objects in our solar …

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Smithsonian

A distant point of light captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has been confirmed as the largest comet ever detected. Stretching 80 miles wide, the comet, known as C/2014 UN271 or Bernardinelli-Bernstein, is larger than the state of Rhode Island, …

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