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April 17, 2022

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Spaceflight Now

NASA will move the Space Launch System moon rocket back into the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center to replace a failed valve and fix a hydrogen leak found during tests at the launch pad, the agency announced late Saturday.

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Space.com

The wet dress rehearsal — a series of key trials designed to show that Artemis 1’s huge Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, Orion spacecraft and their associated ground infrastructure are ready to go — began on April 1 at Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space …

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CNN

(CNN) Break out the cosmic confetti: Wonder Theory just turned one! That’s right. It’s been a whole year since we kicked off this curiosity voyage, as Dustin Henderson from “Stranger …

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EarthSky

The Subaru Telescope acquired this thermal-infrared image in 2020 showing Neptune’s temperatures. The planet’s south pole appears to have become dramatically warmer in the past few years, as shown by the bright spot at the bottom of this image.

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WIRED

If the W’s excess heft relative to the standard theoretical prediction can be independently confirmed, the finding would imply the existence of undiscovered particles or forces and would bring about the first major rewriting of the laws of quantum physics …

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Astronomy Magazine

By the spring of 1972, traveling to the Moon was, if not routine, at least a more confident affair. When Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charlie Duke stepped off the ladder of the Lunar Module (LM) Orion onto the lunar surface, “there wasn’t any …

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CNET

NASA flight surgeon Dr. Josef Schmid gives a space greeting Oct. 8, 2021, as he is holoported on to the International Space Station. ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet. I have a new noun for your vocabulary: Holoportation.

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USA TODAY

As stargazers spend the late hours of the night watching the Lyrid meteor shower this week, those who are up in the early mornings will have the chance to capture another phenomenon: Four planets in our solar system will appear to line up in the sky.

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EarthSky

Spacewalk: A person in a bulky white spacesuit is posed near ISS external cables and Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev working on the International Space Station during a spacewalk in November 2020. Image via NASA.

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The Albany Herald

If you’ve been enjoying this weekly space and science party, stay tuned. There is so much to look forward to as we dig into more discoveries and tour the secrets of the universe on this nonstop fascination cruise. Grab a celebratory cupcake, …

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