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August 9, 2022
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The departure at dawn of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Thursday sent aloft the U.S. military’s last Space Based Infrared System missile warning satellite, a $1.2 billion mission billed by the Space Force as a stepping …

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A politician who helped save the Hubble Space Telescope has now donated the souvenirs she saved from the space program to the institute that operates the astronomical observatory. Retired Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland), who served longer than any …

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The many black hole mergers detected through gravitational wave observatories have revealed that black holes crash into each other far more often than we thought. Now, new research suggests a way for black holes to merge quickly: They must be caught in …

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NASA is looking for some shows of lunar enthusiasm in the leadup to the launch of its epic Artemis 1 mission. Advertisement. Skip advert. The agency is asking people to share their “moon snaps” to celebrate Artemis 1, which is scheduled to launch on an …

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SpaceX continues to launch Falcon 9 rockets from Launch Complex 39A in Florida as construction work advances on the nearby tower for the company’s next-generation Starship rocket. Overnight Tuesday, SpaceX rolled another Falcon 9 to pad 39A for liftoff …

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Astronomers at the Gemini North telescope in Hawai’i have released a stunning image that shows two spiral galaxies in the process of colliding and merging. The clashing galaxies NGC 4568 and NGC 4567 — also known as the Butterfly galaxies due to the …

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Tuesday evening’s launch will be the company’s 21st Starlink mission of 2022 and its 35th orbital flight of the year overall, adding to a SpaceX record. The company’s previous mark for most orbital missions in a year was 31, set in 2021.

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The peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower shares the sky with August’s full moon this week, meaning it will be difficult to view the iconic shooting stars. The Perseid meteor shower (also known as the Perseids) is one of the strongest meteor showers …

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Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Starlink 4-26 mission will launch SpaceX’s next batch of 53 Starlink broadband satellites.

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The European Space Agency (ESA) is a mission partner. NASA and ESA are targeting 2033 to bring the first-ever samples of Martian rock and soil back to Earth. The mission will enable scientists to study Mars samples directly in laboratories on Earth for the …

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