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Crew flies to Florida before launch to the International Space Station

Two NASA astronauts, a Japanese space veteran and the only Russian female astronaut, flew to the Kennedy Space Center on Saturday to prepare for Wednesday’s launch on a flight to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. The Falcon 9 rocket rolled atop Historic Platform 39A before dawn on Saturday and rotated …

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The missing ingredient for life may be found in the vicinity of Saturn’s moon Enceladus

A new study has revealed that the ocean inside Saturn’s moon Enceladus may be rich in phosphorous, an element important to life as we know it. Phosphorous is a vital element in the biochemistry of life. For example, it joins polysaccharides to provide the “backbone” of DNA, and it connects the four nuclear bases to …

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After 8 years of hard work, India’s Mangalyaan ran out of fuel: report

The Rs 450 Crore Mars Orbiter Mission launched aboard PSLV-C25 in 2013. (File) Bengaluru: India’s Mars Orbiter has run out of fuel and its battery has run out to the safe limit, fueling speculation that the country’s first interplanetary mission ‘Mangalyaan’ may have finally completed its long roles. The Rs 450 Crore Mars Orbiter mission …

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NASA and SpaceX Investigate Re-enhancement of the Hubble Orbital Telescope to Add Years to Its Operational Life

3D animation showing the Hubble Space Telescope above Earth. Credit: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & LL Christensen) Thursday, September 22nd NASA Founded in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that succeeded the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA). It is responsible for the civilian …

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The Hubble Space Telescope discovers the protective shield that defends a pair of dwarf galaxies

Scientists have used ultraviolet spectroscopic observations from quasars to discover and map the Corona Magellanic, a diffuse halo of hot, supercharged gas surrounding the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds. Shown in purple, the halo extends more than 100,000 light-years from the main mass of stars, gas and dust that make up the Magellanic Clouds, and …

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‘Shiny, shiny object’ in James Webb satellite image

President Biden hailed the unveiling of the first full-color photograph of James Webb Astronomers have made a fascinating discovery in what was the first full-color image released from the new James Webb hyperspace telescope. The image, presented to the world by US President Joe Biden in July, shows a fantastically deep view of the universe, …

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Possible first effects of the first stars in the universe

Astronomers may have discovered the ancient chemical remains of the first stars that illuminated the universe. Using an innovative analysis of a distant quasar spotted by the 8.1-meter Gemini North Telescope in Hawaii, which is operated by the National Science Foundation’s NOIRLab, scientists have found an unusual proportion of the elements that, they say, can …

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Ancient solar eclipse records reveal how the Earth’s rotation has changed

Records of eclipses observed about 1,500 years ago revealed the history of Earth’s rotation and how the motion of our planet has changed throughout recent human history. Researchers looked at records from the Byzantine Empire – the eastern half of the Roman Empire that lasted after the fall of the Western Roman Empire – from …

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