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May 11, 2022

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From left to right, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer, and NASA astronauts …

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Sagittarius A*, often abbreviated to Sgr A* and pronounced “Sagittarius A star”, is a supermassive black hole located at the center of our spiral galaxy, the Milky Way. Sagittarius A* is mostly dormant and only occasionally absorbs gas or dust, …

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When a massive star reaches the end of its life, it explodes in a brilliant burst of light, also known as a supernova. This bright explosion can briefly outshine entire galaxies, which is how the star’s surviving partner remained hidden from view — until …

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Yang Liu, a researcher at the National Space Science Center (NSSC) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and colleagues analyzed data from three different instruments on Zhurong: the laser-induced breakdown spectrometer (MarSCoDe), the telescopic …

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The popular space board game sets up players for long-term settlement of the Red Planet. The game is set in the 2400s and envisions an era where humans are remaking (or terraforming) their surroundings to improve oxygen levels, raise the temperature and …

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The days are ticking away before NASA’s massive new observatory shows us the cosmos as we’ve never seen it before. The James Webb Space Telescope is powering through a complicated six-month commissioning period. With just a few more weeks of work to go …

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CNN

(CNN Business) Boeing Co. is feuding with Aerojet Rocketdyne, a key supplier for its Starliner spacecraft, as the U.S. aerospace giant races to test launch the uncrewed astronaut capsule and mend its reputation in the space sector, people familiar with …

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China’s Zhurong Mars rover is adjusting to its first winter on the Red Planet while its companion orbiter continues to map the world from above. Zhurong, part of China’s Tianwen-1 mission, has been operating in the vast basin of Utopia Planitia for 347 …

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CNN

(CNN) China’s Zhurong rover has found evidence suggesting that water persisted on Mars for much longer than expected. Zhurong landed in a large plain in Mars’ northern hemisphere called Utopia Planitia on May …

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WIRED

Tiny wobbles in Earth’s gravitational field could help detect big tremors faster, but they’re hard to tease out from the planet’s seismic noise.

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