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September 5, 2022
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Space.com

New images of ancient waterways of Mars could unlock the secrets of planet’s past

The European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft captured impressive images of the Holden Basin on Mars, part of an area key for the ongoing search for life on the Red Planet. The images and further investigation of the region could help reveal how …

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Space.com

NASA’s iconic Voyager 1 marks 45 years in space

NASA’s venerable Voyager 1 spacecraft has reached a key milestone. The Voyager 1 probe launched 45 years ago, on Sept. 5, 1977, just weeks after its twin Voyager 2 but soon overtaking it. The two spacecraft were designed to fly past Jupiter and Saturn, …

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The New York Times

Frank Drake, Who Led Search for Life on Other Planets, Dies at 92

Frank Drake, who pointed a radio telescope at a pair of stars in 1960 hoping to find alien civilizations and thus kindled a continuing endeavor called the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI, died on Friday at his home in Aptos, Calif.

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Space.com

ESA’s Solar orbiter just got smacked by a coronal mass ejection

The sun-exploring Solar Orbiter spacecraft came face to face with a massive eruption of plasma from the sun, just ahead of a pivotal flyby of Venus. An enormous coronal mass ejection (CME), a burst of charged particles from the sun’s upper atmosphere, …

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Live coverage: Falcon 9 to launch Starlink satellites, Boeing rideshare payload

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The Starlink 4-20 mission will launch SpaceX’s next batch of 51 Starlink broadband satellites and a …

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Space.com

See Venus pair up with Regulus on Monday (Sept. 5)

On and around Labor Day, Monday Sept. 5, 2022, sky watchers on Earth will have the opportunity to see Venus move next to the bright star Regulus. The conjunction between the brightest planet in the night-sky, Venus, and the brightest star in the …

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Space.com

Astronauts’ blood shows signs of DNA mutations due to spaceflight

Astronaut cancer risk needs careful monitoring, concludes a study that stored spaceflyer blood for 20 years. All fourteen astronauts in the study, from NASA’s space shuttle program, had DNA mutations in blood- …

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Astronomy Magazine

Mission into the unknown: Voyager probes celebrate 45 years in space

In February 2013, the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) spotted Voyager 1’s faint radio signal, confirming it to be the most distant object built by human hands. At the time, this robotic emissary of Earth was 11.5 billion miles (18.5 billion kilometers) …

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Big Island Now

Thelma Parker Library to Host Webb First Images Celebration

Carina Nebula, one of the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s newest space science observatory. (Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI). Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library is joining hundreds of sites throughout the country …

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CNET

NASA Captures Jupiter’s True Colors, and It’s a Special Sight

Most of the time, scientists add artistic flourishes to their space-y images. This isn’t just for fun (though it is quite fun), but because a little bit of colorizing goes a long way when emphasizing raw planetary visuals or depicting cosmic light …

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