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August 10, 2022
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Space.com

If you step outside on Thursday (Aug. 11) and look toward the east-southeast horizon shortly after 9 p.m. local time, you’ll see the August full moon slowly ascending the sky. And as you watch, take note also of a bright yellow-white “star” shining to the …

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Space.com

The company, which tracks space objects and generates reports for clients, said pieces of the now-destroyed Cosmos 1408 satellite are lining up with satellites launched in a sun-synchronous orbit, meaning an orbit that keeps the sun at a constant altitude …

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Spaceflight Now

The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, or KPLO, spacecraft launched on top of a Falcon 9 rocket at 7:08:48 p.m. EDT (2308:48 GMT) Thursday from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

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Space.com

SpaceX fired up a Super Heavy booster on the launch pad today (Aug. 9) for the first time ever, notching a big milestone in the development of its Starship deep-space transportation system. The Super Heavy in question, a prototype known as Booster 7, …

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Space.com

The Event Horizon Telescope, in collaboration with two other radio-telescope arrays, has imaged the powerful, near-light-speed jet of a blazar, and found it to be twisted, possibly as a result of one black hole orbiting another.

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Space.com

“If it has to operate in space at cryogenic temperatures, guess what? You got to show it meets its requirements [in] that environment,” Charlie Atkinson, chief engineer at Northrop Grumman for JWST, told Space.com.

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The New York Times

Over the last 30 years, astronomers have found more than 5,000 exoplanets, an eclectic menagerie of worlds far from our stellar neighborhood. The latest may be a mere infant. In the journal The Astrophysical Journal Letters, scientists on Tuesday …

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Livescience.com

An excavation of the Hartley site revealed the incomplete remains of two mammoths, believed to be an adult female and a juvenile. Most of the bones were grouped in a large pile, with the adult female’s skull lying on top.

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CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. (CNN) A new telescope image showcases two entangled galaxies that will eventually merge into one millions …

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USA TODAY

Unfortunately, the timing of the Sturgeon Moon makes viewing the Perseids less than ideal. Astronomer Bill Cook remarks that the appearance of the full moon reduces the 50-60 shooting stars that Americans would see per hour to about 10-20.

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