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Space calendar 2022: Rocket launches, sky events, missions & more!

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 4:35am
Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2022, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences.
Categories: Astronomy

NASA's CAPSTONE cubesat launch to the moon delayed again for systems checks

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 12:42pm
NASA has called off plans to launch a small cubesat to the moon on Monday (June 27) to allow more time to check its Rocket Lab booster for flight.
Categories: Astronomy

Watch NASA's CAPSTONE cubesat launch to the moon to test unique lunar orbit

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 9:36am
Rocket Lab will launch NASA's CAPSTONE cubesat to the moon from New Zealand atop an Electron booster and you can watch it live online.
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Marvel at the majestic galaxies in this classic Hubble telescope photo

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 7:53am
NASA revisits a spectacular Hubble Space Telescope shot of the dwarf galaxy ESO 318-13 in this stunning photo.
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Buzz Lightyear has really flown in space. Here are the videos to prove it.

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 6:48am
At 468 days in space, Buzz Lightyear has spent the longest time ever in space on a single mission.
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See the moon shine near Mercury before dawn on Monday as it concludes its planet tour

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 6:38am
The moon will pass close to Mercury in the predawn sky on Monday (June 27). Find out how and where to see this skywatching event.
Categories: Astronomy

You can watch the rare 5-planet alignment in a live webcast for free today

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 6:35am
You can watch the five naked-eye planets align for free on a livestream that will be running Sunday (June 26).
Categories: Astronomy

Flashes from neutron star tidal waves may signal impending mergers

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 6:30am
Researchers have found a new way to detect some of the most cataclysmic mergers in the universe before they happen.
Categories: Astronomy

Gaia mission: 5 revealing insights from its latest data

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 6:30am
The Gaia star-mapping mission gives us brand new information about star formation and moons around asteroids, as well as secrets about the Milky Way's origins and possible future.
Categories: Astronomy

Celestron Advanced VX 8 Edge HD telescope: Full review

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 11:09am
This portable telescope setup is ideal for intermediate amateur astronomers who want to get serious.
Categories: Astronomy

'Blade Runner' at 40: Director Ridley Scott's dystopian masterpiece continues to reverberate today

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 10:28am
Director Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic "Blade Runner" celebrates its 40th anniversary in June 2022.
Categories: Astronomy

This Week In Space podcast: Episode 17 — Incoming comms (we talk to YOU!)

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 10:06am
On this episode of This Week in Space, Rod and Tariq are back to argue across the generational divide about the best and worst space sci-fi on TV ever.
Categories: Astronomy

Don't miss Venus meet the moon before dawn on Sunday in gorgeous photo opportunity

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 9:23am
A gorgeous photo opportunity will greet skywatchers on Sunday (June 26) when the slim crescent moon meets Venus in the early morning sky.
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China launches 4 satellites with 2 rockets in 2 days

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 9:20am
China is continuing its quest to carry out more than 50 orbital launches this year with a pair of missions lifting off within just over 24 hours of each other.
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The top space stories of the week!

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 9:19am
Artemis 1 rehearsal declared a success, the International Space Station dodges Russian space debris, and NASA's InSight lander favors science over energy at its mission end.
Categories: Astronomy

Space photos: The most amazing images this week!

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 8:18am
See the best photos on Space.com this week.
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Extreme microbes in salty Arctic water could aid search for life on Mars

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 7:51am
Never-before-seen microbes living deep beneath the permafrost at one of the coldest and saltiest water springs on Earth could provide a blueprint for life on Mars.
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NASA to launch 3 sounding rockets from Northern Territory in boost for Australian space efforts

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 7:34am
NASA to launch three rockets from the Arnhem Space Centre in the Northern Territory of Australia
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'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' episode 7 teases the return of an epic character

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 5:36pm
'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' episode 7 teases the return of an epic character in a nuanced episode that is great for additional viewing.
Categories: Astronomy

See the rare alignment of 5 planets and the moon in this stunning night sky photo

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 4:59pm
The rare sight of five bright planets lining up with the moon wowed skywatchers around the world Friday and you can still see it this weekend.
Categories: Astronomy