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August 6, 2022
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Space.com

NASA’s ambitious Artemis 1 moon mission is go to return to the pad, one last time, ahead of launch. The Artemis 1 stack will make the roughly 4-mile (6.4 kilometers) journey from Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Complex 39B on …

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Space.com

Once their jobs were complete, EDL hardware like the parachute, backshell, heat shield, and the sky crane were all jettisoned from the Perseverance rover, crashing into Mars some distance away from the rover so as not to damage it.

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NPR

Ten years ago, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab celebrated the successful landing of its fourth robot on Mars, The Curiosity rover. Now old enough to enter the fifth grade, the Curiosity rover was set on its mission in 2012 to determine whether …

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The Weather Channel

In the way that we could date these ancient fossils to determine exactly how old they were, scientists also use similar techniques to study radio emissions of dying black supermassive holes in space, which are essentially the “fossils” of these magnificent …

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WABE 90.1 FM

NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with Ashwin Vasavada, the head scientist for the Curiosity Mars rover, about the rover’s 10 years of exploration. AILSA CHANG, HOST: Ten years ago, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab celebrated the successful landing of its …

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Mashable

The Perseids — the annual light show caused by a bunch of space dust particles streaking into our atmosphere from the middle of July to late August — will peak on the night of August 11 and 12, which is a Thursday night and Friday morning.

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The New York Times

Joining the list of nations with ambitious plans in space, South Korea set off for the moon on Thursday. Its first lunar spacecraft, named Danuri, was carried toward space on time at 7:08 p.m. Eastern time by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which launched …

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OPB News

This meteor shower is known for what scientists call fireballs, which NASA describes as “larger explosions of light and color that can persist longer than an average meteor streak.” Here’s how to view meteor showers …

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Steamboat Pilot and Today

The celestial bears are parading around the North Celestial Pole this month. Better known in the United States as the Big and Little Dippers, these star patterns are recognized and adored by all. As soon as darkness falls on August evenings, the seven …

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Mashable

NASA suspects the tangled detritus — which stirred intrigue on the internet — is a piece of netting (called “Dacron netting”) that is used in thermal blankets to protect the spacecraft from extreme temperatures and conditions, like when plunging through …

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