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NASA launches first rocket from Australian space center

NASA launches first rocket from Australian space center

The rocket took off shortly after midnight local time on Monday from the Arnhem Space Center on the Dhupuma plateau near Nhulunbuy township, according to Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA), the center’s developer, owner and operator. The rocket is expected to travel more than 300 kilometers (186 miles) into space on its mission to observe the …

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From Windows 98 to Mars 2022: Big Update for 19-Year-Old Martian Water-Spotter

From Windows 98 to Mars 2022: Big Update for 19-Year-Old Martian Water-Spotter

Artist’s impression of the Mars Express. The background is based on a real image of Mars taken by the spacecraft’s high-resolution stereo camera. Credit: Spacecraft image: Medialab ESA/ATG; Mars: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO The MARSIS instrument on the European Space Agency[{” attribute=””>Mars Express spacecraft, famous for its role in the discovery of signs …

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NASA hopes to launch a very special microwave-sized satellite on Monday

NASA hopes to launch a very special microwave-sized satellite on Monday

A small satellite is ready to set the stage for something much bigger: a complete lunar space station. NASA’s CAPSTONE satellite is scheduled to launch on Monday and then travel into a unique lunar orbit on a search mission to the Artemis Programthat seeks to return humans to the Moon by the end of this …

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New bacteria the size and shape of an eyelash sets record size

New bacteria the size and shape of an eyelash sets record size

Here. Thiomargarita magnificadiscovered in the mangroves of the French Caribbean, is a member of the genus Thiomargarita.”/> Extend / the bacteria, about Thiomargarita magnificadiscovered in the mangroves of the French Caribbean is a member of the genus Thiomargarita. Tomas Tyml Clinging to debris sunk in shallow marine mangrove forests in the French Caribbean, tiny thread-like …

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Rocket Booster Crash Moon

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spots mysterious rocket impact site on the Moon

Artist’s animation of a rocket crashing into the moon. Astronomers discovered a rocket body heading towards a lunar collision late last year. The impact took place on March 4, 2022, with[{” attribute=””>NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) later spotting the resulting crater. Surprisingly the crater is actually two craters, an eastern crater (18-meter diameter, about 19.5 …

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5 planets take center stage as they line up in the night sky

5 planets take center stage as they line up in the night sky

The event began in early June and continued to get clearer and easier to see as the month progressed, according to Diana Hannikinen, observant editor at Sky & Telescope. A waning crescent moon will join the party between Venus and Mars on Friday, adding another celestial object to the lineup. The moon will represent Earth’s …

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New life: NASA's InSight Mars Lander gets a few extra weeks of science operations

New life: NASA’s InSight Mars Lander gets a few extra weeks of science operations

NASA’s InSight Mars spacecraft uses a seismometer to study the inner layers of Mars. The seismic signals of earthquakes change as they pass through different types of materials; seismologists can “read” the squiggles of a seismogram to study the properties of the planet’s crust, mantle, and core. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The InSight mission team chose to …

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Scientists reveal bionic robot fish to remove microplastics from the seas

Scientists have designed a tiny robot fish programmed to remove microplastics from the seas and oceans by swimming and adsorbing them onto its soft, flexible, self-healing body. Microplastics are the billions of tiny plastic particles that break down from the bigger plastic things used every day, like water bottles, car tires and synthetic T-shirts. They …

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NASA counts down to 29 seconds after launch of large SLS rocket

NASA counts down to 29 seconds after launch of large SLS rocket

Extend / NASA’s Space Launch System rocket, reflected in the maneuvering basin at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, launches for a fourth wet test attempt on June 6, 2022. Trevor Mahlmann NASA attempted three times in April to complete a critical fuel test of its large Space Launch System rocket. And three times, due to …

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