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August 23, 2022
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Space.com

Artemis 1 cubesats: The 10 tiny satellites hitching a NASA ride to the moon

As part of the Artemis 1 mission, set to launch on Aug. 29, 2022, the Space Launch System (SLS) — the most powerful rocket ever built — is about to catapult the Orion spacecraft further into space than any human-built vehicle intended to carry …

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Space.com

Rocket Lab planning to launch private Venus mission in May 2023

But the second rock from the sun is getting more and more attention these days as a possible abode for alien life, both past and present. Scientists are now planning out missions that could cough up new information about Venus’ habitability — and perhaps …

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CNN

Why NASA is returning to the moon 50 years later with Artemis I

(CNN) It’s time to go back to the moon. Almost 50 years after the last Apollo mission ventured to the lunar surface, NASA has established a program that promises to land humans on …

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Space.com

Perseverance Mars rover sets sights on ‘Enchanted Lake’

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is heading back to an enchanting outcrop of sedimentary rocks the spacecraft first visited back in April. The team behind the Perseverance rover has recently been carrying out exploration and sampling at “Wildcat Ridge” …

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Scientific American

Astronomers Reveal New Details of How Stars Devour Planets

Astronomers have been witnessing the ends of worlds for millennia. Even in antiquity, sky watchers noted the rare star suddenly bursting into brightness and then fading away over months or years. These outbursts are supernovae, explosive stellar deaths …

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CNN

Even scientists didn’t expect Webb telescope images of Jupiter to be this good

De Pater and Thierry Fouchet, a professor at the Paris Observatory, led observations of the largest planet in our solar system using the Webb telescope – which is itself an international endeavor by NASA with the European Space Agency and Canadian Space …

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The Washington Post

‘Incredible’ Jupiter images revealed by NASA’s James Webb telescope

Stunning images taken by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope show Jupiter in new glory. Fifth in line from the sun, Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system — more than twice as big as all the others combined. If Earth were the size of a grape, …

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The Washington Post

NASA posts what a black hole sounds like. One review: ‘Cosmic horror.’

The U.S. space agency tweeted what it called a remixed sonification of the black hole at the center of a galaxy cluster known as Perseus, which lies about 240 million light-years away from Earth. The sound …

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CNET

Universe’s Most Massive Known Star Captured With Unprecedented Clarity

Nestled in the center of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud is the largest star yet discovered. International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA Acknowledgment: Image processing: T.A. Rector (University …

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Space.com

No, NASA’s massive Saturn V rocket didn’t melt concrete with sound or set fires a mile away

“Decibels are logarithmic, so every 10 decibels is an order of magnitude increase,” BYU professor Kent L. Gee, lead author of a paper on the team’s research, said in a statement. “One hundred and seventy decibels would be equivalent to 10 aircraft engines.

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