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May 12, 2022

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Space.com

The robotic return of pristine samples from the surface of Mars has been a holy grail goal of Red Planet investigators for many, many years. Over that time, strategies for returning Mars collectibles have …

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NASA officials framed the completion of OFT-2 as crucial to launching more crewed missions to the space station in the near future. The agency is seeking to expand the number of astronauts on board the ISS at a time to boost the science potential of the …

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The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has captured a historic first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. The image, which was taken in the light of submillimeter radio waves, confirms that there is a black hole in the heart of …

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CNN

“With the (Event Horizon Telescope or EHT) image, we have zoomed in a thousand times closer than these orbits, where the gravity grows a million times stronger. At this close range, the black hole accelerates matter to close to the speed of light and bends …

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The NOM4D program — short for “Novel Orbital Moon Manufacturing, Materials, and Mass Efficient Design” — will test materials science, manufacturing and design technologies that could be used off Earth someday, DARPA officials said. (The initial phases …

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CNN

The volcanic eruption on an island near Tonga in January was as powerful as the 1883 Krakatoa eruption in Indonesia, one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events on record. Scientists have begun to piece together …

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Spaceflight Now

NASA officials cleared Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule for launch next week in a flight readiness review Wednesday, moving a step closer toward a critical unpiloted demonstration flight to attempt docking at the International Space Station and check …

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NOAA released the first imagery from the new GOES-18 weather satellite that launched March 1 from Cape Canaveral, and confirmed the spacecraft’s main camera doesn’t suffer the same cooling system problem that caused degraded vision in an earlier …

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CNN

(CNN) In a landmark first, scientists have grown plants in lunar soil using samples collected during the Apollo missions to the moon. This is the first time plants have been sprouted and grown on Earth in soil from another celestial body.

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Other stars generate stellar winds, described by Hubble Space Telescope personnel as: “fast-flowing streams of particles that are emitted from a star.” The extreme gravitational pull of a black hole allows it to slurp up some of this material.

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