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August 15, 2022
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The Washington Post

When a thunderous boom was heard across the Salt Lake City area over the weekend, it confused residents. Was the seemingly inexplicable noise an earthquake or construction noise? Perhaps it was military testing or something from space?

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Space.com

When Artemis 1 launches, hopefully on Aug. 29, its primary mission is simple: test the brand new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, the Orion spacecraft, and the ground systems at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA hopes that this combination of …

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CNN

(CNN) While no human crew will travel aboard NASA’s Artemis I mission, that doesn’t mean the Orion spacecraft will be empty. When the Space Launch System rocket and Orion capsule, …

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Astronomy Magazine

During its 29-year journey around the Sun, Saturn and its majestic ring system put on quite a show. These Hubble Space Telescope images, captured from 1996 to 2000 (bottom left to top right), reveal Saturn’s rings opening from just past edge-on to almost …

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Space.com

Engineers are testing a system designed to destroy NASA’s massive Space Launch System moon rocket in case of problems with its impending launch. Last week, NASA worked to certify the critical flight termination system ( …

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Space.com

Swirling like some cosmic watercolor painting, behold this breathtaking new image of the Orion Nebula recently captured by a venerable space telescope. This dreamy Hubble Space Telescope photo is a vibrant cloudscape that exists in the territory …

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Livescience.com

In 2019, when NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft approached the asteroid Bennu, scientists saw something stunning in the images beamed back to Earth. The surface of the space rock wasn’t calm — instead, swarms of marble-sized rocks were popcorning off the …

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Science News

Astronomers from antiquity through the present day have watched the red supergiant pulsing at the shoulder of the constellation Orion, and the star has continually put on a show, two new studies suggest. Betelgeuse may still be recovering from a deep …

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Duluth News Tribune

On Sunday night, Saturn will be closer to Earth than at any other point during the year. The American Museum of Natural History’s Jackie Faherty explains how people can view this phenomenon. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: If you’ve got some free time this …

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AZCentral.com

As the principal investigator for the Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam), the primary imager on the James Webb Space Telescope, Marcia Rieke knew what the camera she developed was capable of. But it wasn’t until the first jaw-dropping images were beamed …

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