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May 5, 2022

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Do you remember Halley’s Comet? The last time this famous object was visible was in 1986, 36 years ago. You younger readers might have little or no memory of this famous cosmic vagabond (It takes roughly 75 years to go once around the sun; …

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NASA aims for this work to support future lunar sample studies that take place with its new crewed lunar landing program, known as Artemis. “By doing this work we’re not just …

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Riding aboard the Dragon capsule are Crew-3 commander Raja Chari, pilot Thomas Marshburn and mission specialist Kayla Barron — all of NASA — alongside mission specialist Matthias Maurer of the European Space Agency. SpaceX launched the …

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Your best bet to see shooting stars early Friday, May 6, is to get up after midnight once the moon sets. An Eta Aquarid meteor streaks across the sky. (Image credit: David Kingham/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). Early risers can catch as many as 30 meteors an …

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A two-stage Falcon 9 topped with 53 of SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellites is scheduled to lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida Friday at 5:42 a.m. EDT (0942 GMT). Watch it here at Space.com when the time comes, courtesy of SpaceX, or …

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ULA and Boeing are gearing up for Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2), a crucial uncrewed test mission to the International Space Station (ISS) that’s scheduled to launch on May 19. If all goes well with OFT-2, Starliner will likely be cleared to carry NASA …

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SpaceX’s Crew-3 astronaut mission is headed home to Earth. Crew-3’s Dragon capsule, named Endurance, undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday (May 5) at 1:20 a.m. EDT (0520 GMT), ending the mission’s six-month stay aboard the …

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Vast quantities of water have been detected in sediments that underlie a part of the West Antarctic ice sheet. The volume is equivalent to a reservoir that is several hundred metres deep. The water was detected below the Whillans Ice Stream, …

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Scientists have announced hundreds of interconnected liquid lakes and rivers below Antarctic ice, with implications for climate change. Image via Columbia University. Many scientists say that liquid water is a key to understanding the behavior of the …

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SpaceX Crew-3 commander Raja Chari, pilot Thomas Marshburn, submariner-turned-astronaut Kayla Barron and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer strapped into their ferry ship — the Crew Dragon Endurance — and backed away from the outpost at 1:05 …

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