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September 9, 2022
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Space.com

NASA’s venerable space telescope has spotted stars and gas spiraling towards the heart of a massive, curiously shaped stellar nursery in the nearby Small Magellanic Cloud. Astronomers think that the outer arm of this spiral …

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Space.com

The U.S. Space Force, which oversees the Eastern Range used for Florida rocket launches, requires NASA to test the FTS every 25 days, a process that requires the 322-foot-tall (98 meters) rocket to leave the launch pad and roll back to its hangar.

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Scientific American

It turns out that making new views of the Universe accessible to those with vision impairment has required some deep thought–and carefully chosen words. Full Transcript. Camilo Garzón: …

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Astronomy Magazine

Now, we’ve taken that minute attention to new heights, connecting tiny grains to Earth’s place in the galactic environment. Looking out to the universe. At an even larger scale, astrophysicists seek …

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Space.com

The fact that red dwarfs are so very common has made scientists wonder if they might be the best chance for discovering planets that can possess life as we know it on Earth. For example, in 2020, …

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Space.com

All six of the Raptor engines on SpaceX’s Ship 24 vehicle blazed briefly Thursday at 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 GMT) at Starbase, the company’s South Texas facility. The “static fire” …

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Smithsonian

Astronomers have observed a pair of exoplanets about 100 light-years from Earth, and they say one, which has never been seen before, is a strong candidate for supporting life. “The outer planet is in the inner edge of what is called the habitable zone, …

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Livescience.com

An artist’s interpretation of the “dragon-like” ancient reptile. The “dragon-like” ancient reptile used its wings to glide from tree to tree to evade potential predators …

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Salon

Bizarre planetary weather conditions, like diamond precipitation, may be more common than scientists thought. By Troy Farah. Published September 8, 2022 5:13PM (EDT). Planet Neptune and diamonds (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images) …

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NPR

Meanwhile, NASA engineers continue to repair the connection on the rocket where the liquid hydrogen leak was detected. Officials said they would conduct a tanking test to ensure the repairs were successful before any future launch.

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