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April 25, 2022

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The solar cycle describes an approximately 11-year cycle of solar activity driven by the sun’s magnetic field and indicated by the frequency and intensity of sunspots visible on the surface. Solar cycles are repetitive yet difficult to predict.

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The huge Artemis 1 stack — a Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with an Orion crew capsule on top — is scheduled to roll off Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida today at about 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 GMT). Watch it live here at Space.com, …

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A diagram showing the location of the moon, Jupiter and Venus before sunrise on April 26, 2022. (Image credit: Starry Night). The celestial highlight in the days ahead will involve the three brightest objects in the nighttime sky: the moon and the …

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The former ninth planet, now considered a dwarf planet, has an unusual orbit that is highly elongated and tilted with respect to the orbits of the planets. For 20 years of its 248-year journey around the sun, Pluto actually moves inside Neptune’s orbit.

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The pioneering Ax-1 private astronaut mission has left the International Space Station (ISS) and is headed back to Earth. Ax-1’s SpaceX Dragon capsule, named Endeavour, undocked from the orbiting lab today (April 24) at 9:10 p.m. EDT (1310 GMT on April …

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The first-ever all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station is in the books. A SpaceX Dragon capsule carrying the four crewmembers of the Ax-1 mission splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida today …

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Dark matter and old groups of stars are some of the mysteries associated with this galaxy type.

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These reports, appropriately named Planetary Science Decadal Surveys, help inform future NASA missions that address the mysteries that persist in astronomy, astrophysics, earth science, and heliophysics. On Thursday, …

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Spaceflight Now

A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying four non-professional astronauts, the first fully commercial, non-government crew to visit the International Space Station, undocked from the outpost Sunday, heading for re-entry and splashdown Monday to close out …

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The first privately funded American mission to the International Space Station is coming to an end today with the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour capsule with four crew members aboard expected to splash down off the Florida coast at about 1:06 p.m. EDT (1706 …

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