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June 2, 2022

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Space.com

NASA is hailing the Perseverance rover’s improved ability to pick its own targets as a way of speeding up science on Mars. Without explicit direction from Earth, the Perseverance rover zapped two rock targets with …

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Space.com

Skywatchers will be treated to a rare “planet parade” this month: All five naked-eye worlds will line up in their proper orbital order from the sun in our sky. From left to right in the southeastern predawn sky, you’ll be able to spot Mercury, Venus, …

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CNN

Beginning in the early morning hours of Friday, June 3, the five planets of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will align in planetary order.

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Space.com

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a dazzling new view of a busy star birth factory. The oddly shaped Minkowski’s Object, a dwarf galaxy, glows in blue toward the bottom left of the image, while the elliptical galaxy NGC 541 shines brightly in the …

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Space.com

A proposed Chinese mission would look for nearby potentially habitable alien worlds by launching a spacecraft to make ultraprecise measurements of how orbiting planets make a star wobble. For this mission, called the Closeby Habitable Exoplanet Survey …

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Astronomy Magazine

Noctilucent clouds (left) float in the dawn sky in this summer 2020 panorama. Visible from left to right are Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, and the Moon. This year, the remaining three planets will join in. Alan Dyer. All seven major planets congregate …

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Spaceflight Now

Next-generation spacesuits, needed by astronauts aboard the International Space Station and by moonwalkers in the agency’s Artemis program, will be provided by two companies competing for contracts valued at up to $3.5 billion through 2034, NASA officials …

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Phys.Org

NASA has selected Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace to advance spacewalking capabilities in low-Earth orbit and at the moon, by buying services that provide astronauts with next generation spacesuit and spacewalk systems to work outside the …

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USA TODAY

The Megalodon is known as the largest and most fearsome shark to ever roam the oceans, but an apex predator around today may be the reason why the ancient beast went extinct millions of years ago, according to a new study. Able to grow up to 60 feet …

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Popular Science

Neptune and Uranus are both ice planets in our solar system, but they possess different shades of blue. While Uranus has a pale cyan color, Neptune is a more vibrant blue. Astronomers from NASA have finally figured out why these two similar planets …

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