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September 9, 2023


How NASA has prepared to scoop up an asteroid sample landing in the desert

Rather than coming in for a landing, the OSIRIS-REx mission will drop off the sample of rocks and soil and continue on its journey to study another asteroid. Teams have been rehearsing how to retrieve …

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Spaceflight Now

Live coverage: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket with 22 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral

Update 11:39 p.m. EDT: The Falcon 9 rocket launched the Starlink 6-14 mission at 11:12 p.m. EDT (0312 UTC) with the first stage booster, B1076, landing on the drone ship, A Shortfall of Gravitas, about eight and a half minutes after liftoff.

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New mosaic of Mars could enable humans to settle on another world

This map of Mars, created by researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi, uses color photographs of the entire planet. EMM/EXI/Dimitra Atri/NYU Abu Dhabi Center for Astrophysics and …

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The New York Times

Don’t Miss Comet Nishimura This Weekend, a Once-in-a-Lifetime View

Astronomy aficionados are buzzing about a bright new comet. The ball of dust and ice is formally named C/2023 P1, but is also called Comet Nishimura, for Hideo Nishimura, the Japanese photographer who first spotted it. And you may have an opportunity …

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The green power of fungi

Patrycja Golinska from the Department of Microbiology at the Faculty of Biological and Veterinary Sciences NCU. – Among inorganic nanoparticles, we can distinguish nanoparticles of metals such as silver, gold, titanium, copper, metal oxides …

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India’s lunar lander finds 1st evidence of a moonquake in decades

The possible moonquake was detected by India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission on its third day on the lunar surface. Comments (0). a lander on the lunar surface. Chandrayaan-3 lunar rover on the surface of the moon on August 30, 2023. (Image credit: ISRO).

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Laser Focus World

Laser comms hitch a ride to deep space on Psyche spacecraft

“Historically, the data return capacity for NASA missions has grown by increasing the radio frequencies,” says Abi Biswas, supervisor for optical communications at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “Extrapolating it further into optical frequencies …

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Florida Today

After Friday’s SpaceX launch ULA teams target Sunday for Atlas V launch following scrub

First of two back-to-back launches from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station lifted off late Friday night. Next mission set for Sunday morning, a delay of 24 hours for ULA teams. Jamie Groh. Florida Today. SpaceX wrapped up the work week late Friday …

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Texas Public Radio

India wins and Russia loses in the new race to the moon

Chris Combs is the D. Howard Endowed Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the director of aerospace engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio. TPR’s Jerry Clayton spoke with Combs about these missions and the …

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WKRN News 2

Flickering ‘alien’ lights fly across Middle Tennessee sky, sparking questions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A string of lights was spotted flying across parts of Middle Tennessee this week, and multiple News 2 viewers asked us to investigate. “It just looked like they were deadly and in a straight line, and I’ve never seen anything …

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