June 16, 2024
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Space superlatives | The planetary society

Exo! Exo! Read all about them! He latest issue of The Planetary Report These are exoplanets, the diverse and intriguing worlds that orbit other stars. Read about the latest in the search for Earth-like worlds, learn about some superlative exoplanets, see exoplanet artwork created by members, and much more. Pictured: Artist's impression of the exoplanet

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This week, out of the world: another private space mission to the ISS, Japan lands robots on the Moon (with a snag), and much more…

 This is where you can donate to help Ukrainian refugees and war victims.…  …and here is (a) place where you can donate to help the children in Afghanistan, trapped under the Taliban regime.       Choose podcasts:   PROPAGANDA From the video store: Japan lands a robotic probe on the Moon… although there may be

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Asteroid mining will play a major role in 'For All Mankind' season 4

Yesterday Apple TV+ published a not yet listed trailer for season 4 of For all humanity Alternate history sci-fi television series, revealing that asteroid mining will play a major role in season 4, set in 2003. The trailer also revealed more details about the future international “self-sufficient” initiative. Happy Valley base on Mars, depicted for

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Lupus 3 star formation region | Earth Blog

A dark cloud of cosmic dust meanders across this spectacular wide-field image, illuminated by the bright light of new stars. This dense cloud is a star-forming region called Lupus 3, where dazzlingly hot stars are born from the collapse of masses of gas and dust. This image was created from images taken with the VLT

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Hidden depths and a cosmic mystery

China has launched a new Moon relay satellite. Missions to the far side of the Moon cannot communicate with Earth without a relay satellite. Queqiao-2 launched this week to provide that relay solution for China's lunar exploration program. Mission objectives include supporting the next Chang'e-6 Lunar far-side sample return mission, scheduled to launch in 2024.

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Webb Telescope Sees Evidence of Asteroid Collision Around Nearby Star – Sky & Telescope

This artist's concept shows the young star Beta Pictoris from the outer edge of a disk of planet-forming debris. (In reality, there are probably several debris disks around the star, as well as two companions that were not known when this concept was created.)NASA / FUSE / Lynette Cook The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

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Karaoke in space, Japan lands on the Moon and much more…

This is where you can donate to help Ukrainian refugees and war victims.… …and here is (a) place where you can donate to help the children in Afghanistan, trapped under the Taliban regime. Choose podcasts: PROPAGANDA From the video store: Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) 4.0 Ax-3 crew enters space station after SpaceX Dragon

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Ceres, the capital of the Belt, in the television series “The Expanse”

Ceres, located in the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, is the largest known asteroid (~940 km diameter) and the only dwarf planet in the inner solar system. In the universe of the extension Television series (a science fiction political drama set in the mid-24th century, when humans colonized the entire

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Spiral galaxy NGC 7331 | Earth Blog

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a spiral galaxy known as NGC 7331. First observed by prolific galaxy hunter William Herschel in 1784, NGC 7331 is located about 45 million light years away, in the constellation of Pegasus (The Winged Horse). . In front of us partially edge-on, the galaxy shows its

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The elections and NASA's planetary program

Following the results of the presidential election, I'm sure many of you are wondering how planetary exploration will fare at NASA over the next few years. The short answer is that no one knows. However, I can discuss some of the factors that may decide that question. The key thing will be how well the

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