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Weekly roundup of space news: Returning asteroid samples, birth of a black hole and more

Sometimes it’s hard to remember that we and everyone we know live on a rock that is moving rapidly through an infinite and mysterious place about which we still know very little—the universe. From the gamma-ray burst that swept across our planet from the birth of a star, to how some stars give a ‘warning’ …

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The International Space Station will resume spacewalks six months after the incident

NASA has green-lit exits outside the International Space Station after a flight readiness check. Spacewalks have been suspended for nearly seven months since March 23 when a small amount of water was found in the helmet of ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer. “Crew safety is a top priority for NASA and our international …

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Artemis I Moon mission: NASA's Big Next-Generation Rocketship will launch on THIS DATE- Details here

Artemis I Moon Mission: NASA’s Large Next Generation Rocket Launches THIS DATE – details here

The US space agency has now set another launch attempt for the Artemis I Moon mission on November 14 after facing two failed attempts due to a liquid hydrogen leak in one of the engines. The launch of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket carrying the Orion spacecraft is scheduled during the 69-minute launch window. …

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Just like 'Armageddon', NASA spacecraft crashes into asteroid in first planetary defense test

Just like ‘Armageddon’, a NASA spacecraft crashes into an asteroid in the first test of planetary defense

A NASA spacecraft hit an asteroid at breakneck speed on Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day the deadly rock threatens Earth. The galactic grand slam occurred on an innocuous asteroid 9.6 million kilometers away, with a spacecraft named Dart crashing into a small space rock at 22,500 km/h. Scientists expected the impact …

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James WEbb Space Telescope images of Mars

The James Webb Space Telescope took the first images and spectra of Mars

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the first images and infrared spectrum of Mars from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The Webb telescope took its first images and spectra of the red planet on September 5, 2022. Webb is located approximately 1.5 million kilometers from our planet at the second Sun-Earth Lagrangian point …

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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope captures first images of Mars- Pic inside

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captured the first images of Mars-Pic inside

Launched in December 2021 and successfully operating, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope recently captured its first images of our neighboring planet Mars. The telescope, an international collaboration with ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency), provides a unique perspective thanks to its infrared sensitivity on Mars and complements data collected by orbiters, rovers …

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Artemis-1’s launch was aborted again after a liquid hydrogen leak

The space agency NASA had to abort its Artmemis-1 mission to the moon for the second time in a week after discovering a leak of liquid hydrogen while refueling the rocket engine’s fuel tanks. A similar problem interrupted the planned launch of the mission last Sunday (August 29). At that time, the problem of insufficient …

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NASA to re-attempt launch of Artemis-1 moon rocket - Check where to watch live

NASA will try again to launch the Artemis-1 lunar rocket – See where to watch live

NASA is preparing for a critical second attempt to launch its Artemis 1 mission to the moon after the Aug. 29 failure. NASA will make the second attempt at 2:17 PM Florida time, which will be around 11:47 PM for India. . A Space Launch System (SLS) rocket will launch the unmanned Orion spacecraft on …

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NASA to make second attempt at debut moon rocket launch on Saturday

NASA will try to launch a rocket to the moon for the second time on Saturday

NASA will try again on Saturday to launch its rocket to the new moon for a test flight after engine trouble halted the first countdown this week. Managers said Tuesday they are changing fueling procedures to deal with the problem. The 322-foot-long (98-meter) rocket remains on the pad at Kennedy Space Center with an empty …

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NASA scrubs debut test flight of new moon rocket due to engine problem

NASA scraps first rocket test flight to new moon due to engine problem

A fuel leak and then an engine problem during final launch preparations led NASA to scrub the launch of its massive Artemis I new moon rocket on Monday during a shakedown flight with three test dummies on board. The next attempt to start will happen on Friday at the earliest. As precious minutes ticked by, …

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