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August 5, 2022
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Space.com

“First-time launch viewers should start planning their Space Coast getaway now to be prepared. Many beachside hotels are already sold out for the Artemis launch attempts, but there are still rooms available on the mainland,” Peter Cranis, executive …

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Space.com

That display is, of course, the annual Perseid meteor shower beloved by everyone from meteor enthusiasts to summer campers. But sky watchers beware: You will be facing a major obstacle in your attempt to observe this year’s Perseid performance, namely, the …

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Space.com

“We did get reports of debris from a trunk,” Benjamin Reed, senior director of SpaceX’s human spaceflight program, told reporters during a livestreamed NASA Crew-5 press briefing Thursday (Aug. 4).

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Space.com

The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) lifted off today (Aug. 4) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, kicking off South Korea’s first-ever deep-space mission and setting the stage for more ambitious moon efforts down the road.

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Space.com

A distant neutron-star merger unleashed one of the most powerful short gamma-ray bursts (GRB) ever seen, according to new observations by ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in Chile.

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CNN

Étienne Klein, a celebrated physicist and director at France’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, shared the image of the spicy Spanish sausage on Twitter last week, praising the “level of detail” it provided.

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CNET

On Wednesday, astronomers presented us with a mysterious video: footage decked with lime green smudges steadily evolving on a dark background. But right at the center of this recording, one smudge isn’t like the others. It’s the brightest neon blob of …

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Smithsonian

Scientists found caves under the surface of the Moon that stay around 63 degrees Fahrenheit day and night. Sam Zlotnik. Mass Media Fellow, AAAS. August 5, 2022 1:08 p.m.. Pit on the surface of the Moon. View from above of a pit crater in an area of the …

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Phys.Org

While the clocks in our phones indicate there are exactly 24 hours in a day, the actual time it takes for Earth to complete a single rotation varies ever so slightly. These changes occur over periods of millions of years to almost instantly—even …

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USA TODAY

“Picture of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun, located 4.2 light years away from us. It was taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. This level of detail… A new world is unveiled everyday,” he posted on Twitter Sunday – to his more than …

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