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How the world-famous Griffith Observatory became a huge Hollywood star

Sat, 06/15/2024 - 8:00am
An examination of the iconic Griffith Observatory, which has appeared in scores of films throughout the history of Hollywood.
Categories: Astronomy

How are galaxies destroyed?

Sat, 06/15/2024 - 6:00am
Eventually, all galaxies, including our own Milky Way, will meet their end. But how do galaxies die? If you're in the mood to destroy an entire galaxy, you have several options, depending on your desired level of destructiveness.
Categories: Astronomy

Private space-junk-inspection probe spots discarded rocket in orbit up close (photo)

Fri, 06/14/2024 - 6:00pm
A discarded Japanese rocket was recently imaged up close by the ADRAS-J mission.
Categories: Astronomy

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket suffers rare last-second abort during Starlink satellite launch (video)

Fri, 06/14/2024 - 5:42pm
A SpaceX rocket suffered a last-second abort during the attempted launch of 22 Starlink internet satellites from Florida on Friday (June 14).
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Voyager 1 is back online! NASA's most distant spacecraft returns data from all 4 instruments

Fri, 06/14/2024 - 5:40pm
Following a technical error in November 2023, NASA's deep-space explorer has resumed full science operations.
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What ultimately happened to the USS Discovery in the 'Star Trek: Discovery' series finale?

Fri, 06/14/2024 - 5:00pm
Strangely, the Star Trek: Discovery ship's far-future fate was revealed in 2018 'Short Trek' episode 'Calypso'.
Categories: Astronomy

Astronomers get closer to solving the lingering mystery of fast radio bursts

Fri, 06/14/2024 - 3:00pm
Astronomers using the CHIME telescope are looking at strange, one-off cosmic explosions with a new angle. This could bring us closer to solving the lingering mystery of fast radio bursts.
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12 billion years of black hole history, revealed through X-rays and simulations

Fri, 06/14/2024 - 2:00pm
New findings show the black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy had a late growth spurt.
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Astronauts could mix moon dust with old satellites to make fuel

Fri, 06/14/2024 - 1:00pm
Soil sourced directly from the lunar surface could help astronauts establish and sustain a permanent presence on the moon.
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To calibrate telescopes on Earth, NASA's launching an 'artificial star' to orbit

Fri, 06/14/2024 - 12:00pm
In 2029, the Landolt satellite launched into Earth's orbit will serve to calibrate telescopes on Earth.
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Soviet-era cosmonaut Vyacheslav Zudov, who survived only Soyuz splashdown, dies

Fri, 06/14/2024 - 11:00am
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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NASA delays landing of Boeing's 1st Starliner astronaut mission to June 22

Fri, 06/14/2024 - 10:27am
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

Fri, 06/14/2024 - 10:00am
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)

Fri, 06/14/2024 - 9:00am
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

Fri, 06/14/2024 - 8:48am
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.

Fri, 06/14/2024 - 6:00am
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.
Categories: Astronomy

The Unistellar eVscope 2 is $1160 off ahead of Prime Day

Fri, 06/14/2024 - 5:25am
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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