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May 30, 2022

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Space.com

The spacecraft docked with the orbiting lab a day later, then came back to Earth on Wednesday (May 25), touching down as planned at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

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Space.com

When the shards of a broken-up comet draw near Earth tonight, the chances of a meteor storm are “hit or miss”, NASA says. But astronomers are excited about the potential of a swarm of new shooting stars nonetheless. The agency advises skywatchers to …

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Space.com

A flat-looking galaxy disk. IC 564, a spiral galaxy that is part of the Arp 303 galactic pair imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. (Image credit …

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Space.com

Artist’s illustration of a meteor shower. The tau Herculids from comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann may make an appearance May 30-31. (Image credit: Olga Beliaeva …

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Space.com

A new analysis of dwarf galaxy surveys suggests black holes pop up far more commonly within these small galaxies than previously thought. The study team said this study could be a missing link in learning more about how more massive black holes evolve.

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CNN

An infrared image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows the broken comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann. The flame-like objects are the comet’s fragments and their tails, while the dusty comet trail is the line between the fragments.

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The New York Times

Those are the best predictions that meteor watchers have for the Tau Herculids, a potential celestial spectacle that has sky-watching enthusiasts eager with anticipation. Meteor showers can happen when the Earth plows into debris produced …

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CNET

Just a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic really kicked off in early 2020, the world was fixated on a distant supergiant star, 700 light-years away known as Betelgeuse. The monstrous furnace suddenly dimmed, becoming 10 times darker than usual.

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Mashable

Some 69 million light-years from Earth is a barred spiral galaxy in the southern hemisphere constellation Eridanus. Its arms are strung with young blue stars, pink cotton candy star-forming clouds, and darkened dusty alleyways.

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Mashable

The little Martian helicopter-that-could has done it again. Ingenuity, a small 4-pound robotic scout that hitched a ride to the Red Planet last year, has recently sent back video documentation of its farthest and fastest flight yet.

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