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Blood Moon, Aurora, and Milky Way Captured in One Photo

Photographer Justin Anderson shot a trio of gorgeous celestial elements together. During the total lunar eclipse, he was able to capture the Blood Moon, aurora, and the Milky Way galaxy together in one stunning panorama. While Anderson only picked up his first camera five years ago, he immediately found himself drawn to wide landscapes and …

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Boeing’s Starliner Docks With Space Station for NASA

A couple of years later than had been hoped, Boeing’s Starliner space taxi arrived at the International Space Station on Friday evening. There were no astronauts inside for this trip, but it marked a crucial milestone that eluded Boeing during a troubled flight test in 2019, when the same uncrewed spacecraft failed to reach the …

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Here’s how we can escape planetary destruction, according to physicists

Our species faces a pivotal moment in human history. Either we develop the technology to safely harness the energy needed to escape our planet, or we kill ourselves in some great cataclysm, a stark new study claims. But, the new paper argues, if we can achieve the former and avoid the latter, then we might …

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This tiny space rock might be the 1st physical evidence of a rare supernova

A space rock discovered more than two decades ago may be the first physical evidence of a rare type of powerful stellar explosion called a Type Ia supernova, according to a new study. In 1996, a researcher working in the Egyptian desert found a small pebble that scientists later determined was likely extraterrestrial in origin, …

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Why Future Space Farms Depend on Plants Grown in Antarctica

Figuring out how to feed people in space is a major part of a larger effort to demonstrate the viability of long-term human habitation of extraterrestrial environments. On May 12, 2022, a team of scientists announced that they had successfully grown plants using lunar soil gathered during the Apollo moon missions. But this is not …

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‘Ghost’ fossils preserve haunting record of ancient life on a hellish Earth

Ghostly imprints of tiny plankton-like creatures have been found haunting the sediments of prehistoric oceans at a time when such organisms were thought to be extinct. The so-called nannofossil imprints reveal that the organisms survived acidic oceans caused by climate change, and could offer a clue for how modern creatures can endure rising ocean temperatures, …

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Webb Space Telescope Nearly Set to Explore the Solar System

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the next of NASA’s Great Observatories; following in the line of the Hubble Space Telescope, the Compton Gamma-ray Observatory, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Spitzer Space Telescope. JWST combines the qualities of two of its predecessors, observing in infrared light, like Spitzer, with fine resolution, like Hubble. …

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How To Watch Boeing’s Starliner Capsule Attempt ISS Docking

Conceptual view of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner.Image: Boeing It was a picture perfect launch of a ULA rocket Thursday evening at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The payload, a Boeing Starliner spacecraft, is now en route to the International Space Station, despite a bumpy orbital insertion burn. The capsule will attempt to dock at the orbital outpost …

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NASA Hubble Space Telescope hits new milestone in mystery of universe’s expansion rate

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! NASA announced Thursday that its Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has calibrated more than 40 “milepost markers” of space and time. The mile markers help scientists measure the expansion rate of the universe and astronomers have found – using data from the HST and other telescopes – a …

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Sun busts out trio of moderate solar flares that might herald more activity

A trio of moderate flares blasted off from the sun on Thursday (May 19), and there might be more in store. The solar flares come amid a noticeable uptick in solar activity in recent months. SpaceWeather.com says a storm is swirling around sunspot AR3014, to the extent that the region is “literally seething.” As the …

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