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April 30, 2022

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Space.com

The newly arrived Crew-4 astronauts on the International Space Station are ready to begin a six-month stay in space after a smooth SpaceX trip this week. Pilot and NASA astronaut Robert Hines said the ride to space in a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, …

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Space.com

An active sunspot on the sun that’s turning away from Earth unleashed a powerful parting shot as it moved out of view on Saturday (April 30). The sunspot AR2994, short for Active Region 2994, fired off a massive solar flare that registered as an …

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Space.com

The planets Venus and Jupiter will meet in the night sky tonight and tomorrow morning in a stunning optical illusion known as a conjunction. And if you don’t have access to a dark sky …

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Space.com

A partial solar eclipse occurs today (April 30) over parts of South America, Antarctica and the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Here’s what skywatchers can expect. The solar eclipse will begin at 2:45 p.m. EDT (1845 GMT), when it will first be visible to …

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Space.com

Scientists with the United Arab Emirates’ Mars mission have spotted a ‘worm-like’ aurora stretching halfway across the Red Planet. The discovery of “sinuous discrete” auroras, or shining lights high in the atmosphere arising from solar activity …

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Phys.Org

Retired NASA astronaut Charlie Duke speaks to a group of middle school students at the South Carolina State Museum on Friday, April 29, 2022, in Columbia, S.C. Duke, 86, is one of four U.S. astronauts still living who walked on the moon during the …

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Space.com

A monstrous black hole lies at the center of a distant galaxy photographed by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The galaxy, called M91, is located approximately 55 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Coma Berenices. It is a barred spiral …

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Mashable

NASA says the James Webb Space Telescope has completed a critical milestone: The preeminent observatory flying through deep space is now fully in focus, with receipts to prove it. The U.S. space agency released a grouping of photos this week that …

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Astronomy Magazine

See two bright planets make a close approach, glimpse Comet PanSTARRS, and catch the Eta Aquariid meteors from April 29 to May 6. By Alison Klesman | Published: Friday, April 29, 2022.

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Mashable

Rather than little green men, the astronauts who put their boots on Martian ground are more likely to be greeted by green-streaked skies. Scientists have known for more than 15 years that auroras, vibrant light shows in the atmosphere, exist on Mars.

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