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June 7, 2022

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Space.com

SpaceX’s next cargo mission to the International Space Station won’t launch this week after all. The robotic flight, called CRS-25, will send a SpaceX Dragon capsule toward the orbiting lab atop a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in …

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Space.com

China’s Shenzhou 14 astronauts are only just settling in for their six-month mission aboard the country’s space station, but Shenzhou 15 is already on standby in case of an emergency in orbit. Shenzhou 14 lifted off on June 4, delivering astronauts …

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Space.com

Attacking aliens just took on a whole new meaning. … Coming soon: Roman Space Observer video game! … Time to get your laser blasters ready again to hunt down aliens — or at least alien galaxies.

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Spaceflight Now

NASA’s Lunar Flashlight — a small spacecraft to measure water ice in dark craters near the moon’s poles — will now launch as a piggyback payload on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket late this year after delays caused it to miss a ride on the agency’s Artemis 1 …

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The Washington Post

Throughout June, sky watchers can see Earth’s five closest planetary neighbors in a row with only their naked eyes. About half an hour before sunrise, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are aligned in their natural order from the sun stretching in a …

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The Atlantic

For 13 whole years, the Cassini spacecraft orbited Saturn before plunging into the planet, ending its glorious streak of observations. And planetary scientists recently announced that NASA should prioritize sending a probe to Uranus in the next decade.

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CNET

This giant survey could pave the way for next-gen James Webb Space Telescope discoveries, and eventually, help humans understand some of the most elusive regions of our universe. Amid the thrill of discussing …

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Orlando Sentinel

Teams led by Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace were awarded the contracts to develop the next-generation spacesuit needs for NASA’s continued presence not only in orbit close to home, but also for the first astronauts to return to the moon in more than 50 …

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Science News

The beaverlike mammal Kimbetopsalis simmonsae lived about 65.5 million years ago, in the wake of the die-off of nonbird dinosaurs. COURTESY OF SARAH SHELLEY/UNIV. OF EDINBURGH …

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The Weather Channel

An international team of scientists has released the largest near-infrared image ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, enabling astronomers to map the star-forming regions of the universe and learn how the earliest, most distant galaxies originated …

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