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Florida's Space Coast on track after Ian, scheduled for 3 launches in 3 days

Florida’s Space Coast on track after Ian, scheduled for 3 launches in 3 days

Enlarge / United Launch Alliance moves its Atlas V booster into the Vertical Integration Facility adjacent to Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Monday, August 26. United Launch Alliance Hurricane Ian cut a devastating swath across Florida this week, and its core passed directly over Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral …

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Jupiter Moon Europa Juno 2022 Crop

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures closest view of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa in 22 years

On September 29, 2022, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured the complex, ice-covered surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa during a close flyby. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SWRI/MSSS Observations of the icy moon’s close passage by the Juno spacecraft provided the first close-up in more than two decades of this ocean world, resulting in remarkable images and unique science. Earth has …

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See NASA's DART asteroid crash through the lens of the Webb and Hubble telescopes

See NASA’s DART asteroid crash through the lens of the Webb and Hubble telescopes

NASA was not going to miss the opportunity to capture his historic ambush of an asteroid through the eyes of its most powerful space observatories. On Thursday, NASA and the European Space Agency released new images taken by the Hubble and James Webb telescopes showing the moment the The DART spacecraft crashed into the asteroid …

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NASA is working on a plan to keep Hubble alive (by flying a SpaceX ship there)

NASA is working on a plan to keep Hubble alive (by flying a SpaceX ship there)

NASA has partnered with SpaceX and the Polaris program to explore the potential of using a Dragon spacecraft to push the Hubble Space Telescope into a higher orbit, thereby extending its lifespan. Since its launch in April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has become a science powerhouse. To date, it has captured over 1.5 million …

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The Water-Lakes-on-Mars debate just got more interesting

The Water-Lakes-on-Mars debate just got more interesting

This image taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows ice caps at the south pole of Mars. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/JHU Scientists have argued for years over the ambiguous radar scans of Mars’ south pole. Do they reveal underground lakes of liquid water? Or something else? Two new articles published this week added even more …

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The Pacific Ocean is set to make way for the world's next supercontinent

The Pacific Ocean is set to make way for the world’s next supercontinent

A possible Amasia configuration 280 Myr in the future. Credit: Curtin University New research led by Curtin University has revealed that the world’s next supercontinent, Amasia, will most likely form when the Pacific Ocean closes in 200 to 300 million years. Posted in National Science Reviewthe research team used a supercomputer to simulate the formation …

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Liking another band doesn't mean you dislike yours

Liking another band doesn’t mean you dislike yours

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain More than 70 years ago, a couple of psychologists conducted a study in which they asked young black girls to choose between black and white dolls. Girls overwhelmingly chose white dolls, giving them positive attributes. Black girls’ choices and reasoning were interpreted by the study authors as indicating “a sense of …

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