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Astronaut cosplays as 'Gravity' spacefarer in epic space station shot

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 3:52pm
Samantha Cristoforetti channeled her inner Sandra Bullock in a space station nod to "Gravity."
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Harmful pig poop lagoons mapped from space (images)

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 3:34pm
North Carolina State University scientists are using satellite images to monitor the expansion of the state's swine waste lagoons.
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NASA's metal asteroid mission Psyche won't launch before mid-2023 (and could face cancellation)

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 3:17pm
NASA's Psyche asteroid mission is facing an uncertain future after software testing issues forced an extended launch delay expected to last at least until July 2023.
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Rogue rocket's moon crash site spotted by NASA probe (photos)

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 2:23pm
The grave of a rocket body that slammed into the moon more than three months ago has been found.
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Telescope deals: Top picks from Celestron, Sky-Watcher and others

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 12:44pm
We keep this best telescope deals guide up to date all year round — so keep checking back for the best discounts today.
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Europe's veteran Mars orbiter gets upgrade to key instrument for seeking water

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 12:00pm
The European Space Agency is upgrading software on its venerable Mars Express orbiter to enable it to see beneath the surface of Mars and its moon Phobos in greater detail than before.
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Best photo editing apps for astrophotography 2022

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 11:41am
Make your night sky images shine brighter by using one of the best photo editing apps for astrophotography.
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Space weather: What is it and how is it predicted?

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 11:15am
Space weather refers to conditions in the region of space that is affected by the sun. It is tricky to predict and can wreak havoc on the technological world.
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This newfound fast radio burst challenges what astronomers know about the powerful astronomical phenomena

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 11:00am
This fast radio burst comes from a faraway galaxy and shows some unique properties
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Mercury shows off craters in amazing pictures from BepiColombo flyby

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 11:00am
BepiColombo's second close flyby of Mercury Thursday (June 23) gave a stunning set of close-ups of the planet's craters and volcanic regions.
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Mysterious 'hot Jupiter' planets can form quickly or slowly, Gaia spacecraft reveals

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 10:00am
The Gaia spacecraft is helping to fill the gaps in our understanding of "hot Jupiters," mysterious, massive planets that orbit very close to their stars.
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Save up to $110 on the Elegoo Mars 2 Pro 3D printer at Amazon

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 9:47am
That's a huge discount on a 3D printer we've tested and rate very highly
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Is a mirrorless camera worth the cost?

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 9:45am
Mirrorless cameras are rapidly rising in popularity, but are they actually worth the hefty price tag?
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Mars meteorite challenges leading theory of how the Red Planet formed

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 9:00am
A new analysis of a Martian meteorite is challenging current thinking about how terrestrial planets acquired volatile elements early in their formation.
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Mars stares back with eerie eyeball-like crater (photo)

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 6:00am
This new Mars image was snapped by Europe's Mars Express orbiter, which spied an unusually creepy crater.
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Venus and the crescent moon get together in dazzling dance early Sunday

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 6:00am
Get up early Sunday to see a celestial rendezvous between the two brightest objects in the night sky: Venus and the moon.
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Funko to can NASA astronauts as limited-edition Soda vinyl figures

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 6:00am
NASA astronauts are finally crossing into "Pop" culture. Funko, the collectibles company best known for its line of Pop! vinyl figures, has revealed its first product depicting a NASA astronaut.
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NASA funds nuclear power systems for possible use on the moon

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 5:34pm
Three companies will demonstrate their potential to power lunar infrastructure using nuclear fission systems, under new joint NASA contracts announced on Tuesday (June 21).
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NASA declares Artemis 1 moon mission test successful, begins prepping for launch

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 3:38pm
The most recent Artemis 1 "wet dress rehearsal" wasn't perfect, but it was good enough to keep the NASA moon mission on course for liftoff a few months from now.
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South Korea cancels Apophis asteroid probe: report

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 2:00pm
South Korea has canceled its effort to visit the space rock Apophis during a close, but harmless, flyby of our Earth in 2029, according to a media report.
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