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Soviet-era cosmonaut Vyacheslav Zudov, who survived only Soyuz splashdown, dies

7 hours 31 min ago
Soviet-era cosmonaut Vyacheslav Zudov, whose failed Soyuz 23 docking with Russia's Salyut 5 space station ended with the first and only emergency splashdown on board a Soyuz spacecraft, has died.
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Boeing's 1st Starliner astronaut mission return delayed to June 22

8 hours 4 min ago
The return of Boeings 1st crewed Starliner mission has been delayed to June 22.
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How China's Chang'e 6 minirover snapped its epic photo on the moon's far side

8 hours 31 min ago
China has revealed details about a miniature rover tucked away on the country's pioneering Chang'e 6 lunar far side sample-return mission.
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Boeing's Starliner astronaut taxi spotted at ISS (satellite photo)

9 hours 31 min ago
Maxar's WorldView-3 satellite captured a striking image of Boeing's Starliner capsule docked to the ISS on June 7, a day after the vehicle arrived at the orbiting complex.
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China's Chang'e 6 spacecraft finds long-sought particles on far side of the moon

9 hours 43 min ago
A European experiment aboard China's Chang'e 6 mission has recorded certain charged particles previously undetected on the moon's surface.
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The sun's magnetic field is about to flip. Here's what to expect.

12 hours 32 min ago
As we approach solar maximum, something strange is happening to the sun's magnetic field. We explore this flip in polarity in more detail and look at the effects it could have on Earth.
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The Unistellar eVscope 2 is $1160 off ahead of Prime Day

13 hours 6 min ago
Get Amazon's lowest price on a smart telescope, which we rate very highly, save over $1160 and beat the crowds in this pre-Pime Day deal.
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Former SpaceX employees sue company, Elon Musk for retaliation, sexual harassment

Thu, 06/13/2024 - 7:30pm
Eight former SpaceX employees are suing the company and its founder and CEO, Elon Musk, alleging sexual harassment and wrongful termination.
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NASA telescope spots 'cosmic fireworks' and faint echos from the Milky Way's supermassive black hole

Thu, 06/13/2024 - 4:00pm
NASA's NuSTAR telescope found evidence of cosmic fireworks and X-ray echoes coming from the Milky Way's supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*.
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Billion-dollar disasters have been sweeping across the US this year

Thu, 06/13/2024 - 3:25pm
There have been nearly a dozen billion-dollar disasters so far this year, with two powerful severe weather events adding to the list in May.
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'The spacecraft really reacted great:' NASA astronauts praise Boeing Starliner’s performance (video)

Thu, 06/13/2024 - 2:30pm
The first astronauts to fly Boeing's new Starliner vehicle have spoken of the spacecraft in glowing terms.
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Bark! Meow! Cluck! NASA uses lasers to beam pictures of pet dogs, cats and chickens to the ISS

Thu, 06/13/2024 - 2:00pm
NASA is testing how infrared light can transfer far more information than radio frequency communications.
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NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope captures closest super star cluster to Earth (image)

Thu, 06/13/2024 - 1:00pm
NASA's Chandra X-ray space telescope has imaged Westerlund 1, the largest and closest super star cluster to Earth, in stunning detail.
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Mars meteorites reveal clues about what lies within the Red Planet

Thu, 06/13/2024 - 12:00pm
Volcanic meteorites from Mars give scientists a glimpse into the planet's structure.
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Scientists find a surprise ingredient in exoplanet cake mix — sulfur dioxide

Thu, 06/13/2024 - 11:00am
The presence of sulfur dioxide around a hot Neptune exoplanet with an evaporating atmosphere could help us understand how it formed.
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Hubble Telescope maps high-speed 'burps' from nearby feeding supermassive black hole for 1st time

Thu, 06/13/2024 - 10:00am
Hubble has mapped the outflow "burps" of a nearby feeding supermassive black hole-powered quasar for the first time, measuring speeds of 6.5 million mph, around 8,500 times the speed of sound.
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Secrets of radioactive 'promethium' — a rare earth element with mysterious applications — uncovered after 80-year search

Thu, 06/13/2024 - 9:00am
Scientists have revealed key properties of radioactive promethium, a rare earth element with poorly understood applications, using a groundbreaking new method.
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NASA calls off spacewalk at International Space Station due to 'spacesuit discomfort'

Thu, 06/13/2024 - 8:54am
NASA has postponed a scheduled EVA today (June 13), as the two astronauts slated for the spacewalk were already putting on their suits.
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International Space Station: Live updates

Thu, 06/13/2024 - 8:38am
Find out what's going on at the International Space Station.
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Cosmic 'koi fish' swims through starry sea in stunning telescope photo

Thu, 06/13/2024 - 8:00am
The Gum 3 nebula, which resembles a swimming koi fish, is captured in a stunning new photo from the European Southern Observatory's VLT Survey Telescope.
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