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June 3, 2022

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Space.com

Some in the community (such as NASA) follow the supermoon definition set by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979, which defined that as a full moon that comes within 90% of its perigee, or closest point in the orbit to Earth.

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Space.com

“Discovering and tracking asteroids is crucial to understanding our solar system, enabling development of space and protecting our planet from asteroid impacts,” Ed Lu, executive director of the Asteroid Institute, a program of the B612 Foundation, said in …

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Space.com

Russia launched a new robotic cargo mission to the International Space Station early Friday (June 3) on the country’s first resupply mission to the orbiting lab since it invaded Ukraine earlier this year.

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Space.com

NASA plans to buy five more SpaceX crewed flights to the International Space Station. The agency announced a “sole source modification” to its contract with SpaceX, which operates the only American system currently carrying NASA astronauts to and from …

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Spaceflight Now

The Progress supply ship is set for liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:32 a.m. EDT (0932 GMT) Friday aboard a Soyuz-2.1a rocket. Russian ground crews rolled the Soyuz booster …

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WIRED

Gigantic asteroids have smashed into the Earth before—RIP dinosaurs—and if we’re not watching out for all those errant space rocks, they could crash into our world again, with devastating consequences. That’s why Ed Lu and Danica Remy of the Asteroid …

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NPR

Grab your binoculars and set your alarm. For the first time in 18 years, five planets — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — will be sequentially aligned and visible at dawn throughout this month. Those watching from the continental United States …

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CNET

The ’80s are so hot right now. NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Telescope, which will focus on dark matter and distant exoplanets, isn’t scheduled to launch until the mid-2020s, but you can get hyped up in advance by playing an entertaining retro video game …

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Maui Now

Nine Maui students participated in the University of Hawaiʻi’s HI STAR program to nurture interest in whatʻs out there in the universe and encourage a career in STEM. Photo Courtesy: UH Maui College. King Kekaulike High School student Giullia Porter …

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Popular Science

Astronauts will wear those suits to conduct spacewalks aboard the International Space Station, explore the lunar surface during Artemis missions, and prepare for human-led missions to Mars. The companies were chosen as …

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