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April 21, 2022

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Space.com

A ridge etched into the ice sheet of Greenland provides an unexpected hint that plentiful pockets of water may be trapped just underneath the surface of Jupiter’s ice-covered moon Europa, one of the solar system’s likeliest candidates to host microbial …

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The Washington Post

Charles Moss Duke Jr. is, at 86, one of four surviving moon walkers. He earned his place in history on April 21, 1972, when he and Apollo 16 commander John Young stepped from their lunar module Orion onto an undulating, crater-pocked plain in the moon’s …

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Space.com

The sun is a beehive of flaring activity in a stunning new photo from a NASA spacecraft. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught the sun in action as it flung a moderate-sized flare into space on Wednesday (April 20). The flare was just one of dozens …

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Space.com

The one-hour film — the latest in National Geographic’s “Explorer” series — follows the efforts of Honnold, Mark Synott and other climbers to make a first ascent of an unexplored tepui, or tabletop mountain, in Guyana whose cliffs rise 1,000 feet (300 m) …

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Space.com

The two-stage Falcon 9 is scheduled to launch Thursday at 11:14 a.m. EDT (1514 GMT) from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, carrying 53 of SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellites to orbit. Watch it live here at Space.com, courtesy of SpaceX, or …

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CNN

A shooting star of the Lyrid meteor shower is observed from the Mingantu Observing Station of National Astronomical Observatories on April 19, 2021, in Xilingol League, Inner Mongolia.

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Space.com

The world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator is about to turn back on. In December of 2018, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland, shut down so that improvements and updates could be made to the facility.

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Space.com

Webb needs to retain such ultracool temperatures to detect infrared light in heat-emitting wavelengths. The mirrors, however, “are not …

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CNN

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover captured this image of Phobos, one of Mars’ two moons, during an eclipse. Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore …

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Phys.Org

A technique allowing astronauts in orbit to control rovers exploring planetary surfaces has been developed by a research team from ESA, the German Aerospace Center DLR and European academia and industry, culminating in an Earth-based rover session …

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