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May 18, 2022

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Space.com

A new record-breaking set of images of the sun captured by the Solar Orbiter probe during its close pass of the star in March has been released, revealing a plethora of never-before-seen details, including a curious geyser of gas scientists have nicknamed …

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Spaceflight Now

Running years late, Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule program is poised for a crucial unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station set for launch Thursday, a do-over of an abbreviated 2019 demo mission that has cost the aerospace contractor …

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Space.com

Boeing is one of two companies with multibillion-dollar contracts to fly NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The other company is SpaceX, which has been flying astronaut missions to the station for NASA since May 2020.

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Space.com

Astronomers used a perhaps unlikely tool to understand what they saw in their historic first image of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole: a library of computer simulations that mimic the black hole with millions of variations.

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Space.com

SpaceX plans to launch 53 more Starlink internet satellites and land the returning rocket on a ship at sea early Wednesday morning (May 18), and you can watch all the action live. A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket topped with 53 Starlink spacecraft is …

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CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. (CNN) The Voyager 1 probe is still exploring interstellar space 45 years after launching, …

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Space.com

Spending 45 years traversing the solar system really does a number on a spacecraft. NASA’s Voyager 1 mission launched in 1977, passed into what scientists call interstellar space in 2012 and just kept going — the spacecraft is now 14.5 billion miles …

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EarthSky

This photo shows a solar panel on InSight covered in dust on April 24, 2022. Due to decreasing power levels, the mission will end science operations by this summer. It will end completely by 2022’s end. Image via NASA/ JPL-Caltech.

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The New York Times

NASA’s InSight spacecraft is not quite dead yet. But InSight, a stationary robotic probe on Mars, has been steadily growing weaker as dust accumulates on its solar panels. Mission managers predict that by late summer it will not have enough energy to …

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The Planetary Society

In the recent, most important U.S. planetary science report of the decade, scientists have endorsed that NASA undertakes a flagship mission to Uranus, the least-explored planet of our solar system alongside its cousin Neptune. And for good reason: …

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