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August 8, 2022
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Space.com

“The way I look at it, any one of our 42 active astronauts is eligible for an Artemis mission,” NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, who is head of the astronaut office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, told reporters during a livestreamed briefing Friday …

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Space.com

A ‘quick fix’ put in by the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex allowed the closest viewing packages to sell out quickly.

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Space.com

Prior to Hubble, it was nearly impossible to discern the individual stars in a globular cluster, which is a dense collection of ancient stars numbering in the tens of thousands to millions. Because ground-based telescopes …

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CNN

Scientists recorded the shortest day on Earth since the invention of the atomic clock. Our planet’s rotation measured in at 1.59 milliseconds short of the normal 24-hour day on June 29, according to the …

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Space.com

Auroras can be generated when the sun belches out particles that hit the Earth’s upper atmosphere. (Image credit: Terry Zaperach/NASA, CC BY-SA).

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CNET

As part of its post-sampling routine, the rover takes up-close pictures of some of the sampling system components. “On those images, two small pieces of debris were visible — a small object …

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Futurity: Research News

Researchers have created a cheap, easy, and energy-efficient way to capture carbon dioxide from smokestacks. They used an inexpensive polymer called melamine—the main component of Formica. The new work is a key goal for the United States and other …

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UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Scientists have uncovered what sets the masses of stars, a mystery that has captivated astrophysicists for decades. Their answer? Stars, themselves. Using highly detailed simulations, a collaborative team led by researchers from the …

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Livescience.com

The Perseid meteor shower is the most famous annual display of “shooting stars.” It typically occurs between July and August, when it’s both dark and warm in the Northern Hemisphere. Depending on conditions, it’s an ideal time to plan camping trips, …

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Livescience.com

Most publications consider this a supermoon, meaning the full moon occurs while the moon is nearest its closest point to Earth, also known as perigee, during the current orbit. The Sturgeon Moon will appear within 90% of perigee, making it a supermoon by …

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