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June 8, 2022

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Space.com

Astronomers have discussed the moon illusion for centuries, and there are some facts they all agree on. People mainly notice the moon looking bigger and closer when it is full and near the horizon. This is …

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Space.com

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are intense, brief flashes of radio-frequency emissions, lasting on the order of milliseconds. The phenomenon was discovered in 2007, by graduate student David Narkevic and his supervisor Duncan Lorimer.

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Space.com

Ingenuity, the small helicopter that accompanied NASA’s Perseverance rover to Mars, was designed to make just a handful of flight tests after the duo landed in the Red Planet’s Jezero Crater in February 2021. Since then, Ingenuity has far exceeded …

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Space.com

It has spent the intervening months trekking out to its deep-space post and preparing for science observations, a complicated process that has gone remarkably smoothly; recently, NASA said it expects to unveil the first science-quality images from the …

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Space.com

NASA released a statement on Monday (June 6) indicating that teams would be standing down from this week’s planned launch attempt for SpaceX’s next cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The uncrewed mission to the ISS, known as CRS-25 …

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Space.com

A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket carrying Nilesat 301, a satellite that will be operated by the Egyptian company Nilesat, is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida Wednesday at 5:04 p.m. EDT (2104 GMT).

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Space.com

The largest near-infrared image of galaxies ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope has provided a playground for astronomers who are seeking out potential targets for the James Webb Space Telescope. The image is the result of a project called 3D-DASH …

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Livescience.com

Researchers have discovered a new particle that is a magnetic relative of the Higgs boson. Whereas the discovery of the Higgs boson required the tremendous particle-accelerating power of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), this never-before-seen particle …

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The Washington Post

NASA’s $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope has had a rough encounter with an extraterrestrial hazard: It got dinged by a micrometeoroid. The micrometeoroid strike doesn’t appear to have fuzzed the Webb’s vision significantly, or rendered it …

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CNET

NASA has completed building the main body of the Europa Clipper spacecraft. Why it matters. It’s a massive device that’ll be programmed to fly by and investigate Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, a foreign world that scientists think could host …

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