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May 26, 2022

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Space.com

NASA’s InSight lander is completely caked with a thick layer of Martian dust in its latest selfie, which the agency says will likely be the last of the mission. The solar-powered InSight lander is only working at about one-tenth of its landing capacity …

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Space.com

The Starliner capsule landed at White Sands Space Harbor, part of the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range (WSRM) in New Mexico, today (May 25) at 6:49 p.m. EDT (2249 GMT). The touchdown brought Boeing’s uncrewed Orbital Test Flight 2 (OFT-2) to a …

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Space.com

The space rock is known as asteroid 7335 (1989 JA) and is four times the size of the Empire State Building. While that’s the largest asteroid flyby of 2022 yet, the rock will remain at a perfectly safe distance to our planet.

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Space.com

Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) is officially a success. That’s the verdict that leaders at NASA and Boeing gave during a press briefing on Wednesday night (May 25), a few hours after the aerospace giant’s Starliner capsule returned to Earth to …

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Space.com

Referring to recent similar mass deaths by gun violence, Nelson said Americans have been murdered “while shopping at a Buffalo supermarket, while attending a Taiwanese Presbyterian church in Laguna Woods [California], and yesterday at an elementary school …

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Space.com

AstroForge is young and very ambitious. The California-based startup, which was founded in January 2022, came out of stealth mode today (May 26), announcing that it aims to become the first-ever viable asteroid mining company.

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The Verge

Shaped like a gumdrop, Boeing’s Starliner capsule was built in partnership with NASA in order to launch the agency’s astronauts to and from the International Space Station, or ISS. The mission is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew …

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Space.com

Cue Simon & Garfunkel — Mars is all about the sound of silence. NASA’s Perseverance rover has been recording the ambient sounds on Mars for the past year, and scientists have trimmed those recordings to a five-hour “Martian playlist.

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CNN

More than 2,000 people died as a direct consequence. The city was buried under a 23-foot-deep layer of ash and debris after the volcanic explosion, which preserved the ruins from the damaging effects of weather and climate.

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Phys.Org

Previously, many scientists had assumed that losing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which helped to keep Mars warm, caused the trouble. But the new findings, published May 25 in Science Advances, suggest that the …

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