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15 Months Ago, a Melting Iceberg Released 152 Billion Tonnes of Water

Space.com reports: A rogue iceberg that drifted dangerously close to an Antarctic penguin population in 2020 and 2021 released billions of tons of fresh water into the ocean during its breakup. A new study, based on satellite data, tracks the aftermath of the once-mighty iceberg A-68a, which held the title of world's largest iceberg for more than three years before shattering into a dozen pieces.... [T]he new research shows that the iceberg flooded the region with fresh water, potentially affe...
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European Space Agency whittles wannabe astronauts down from 23,000 to 1,391

Could there be a South Korean TV show somewhere in this? The European Space Agency (ESA) has completed stage one of its latest astronaut selection process, with 1,362 astronaut and 29 parastronaut applicants making the cut.…
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Europe Narrows Hunt for Next Astronauts, Eyes Crewed Flights

The European Space Agency has narrowed down the candidate list for its next generation of astronauts, including dozens who have a physical disability.
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European Space Agency: Come on, hack our satellite if you think you're hard enough

Space: The final frontier for cybersecurity The European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting applications from attackers who fancy having a crack at its OPS-SAT spacecraft.…
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As NASA Celebrates Successful Deployment of James Webb Telescope Mirror - What Happens Next?

"Mirror, mirror...is deployed," NASA tweeted Saturday, confirming that the James Webb telescope "has taken on its final form. For the next ~6 months, the space telescope will cool down, calibrate its instruments, and prepare to #UnfoldTheUniverse." With a diameter of 21.3 feet, the telescope's mirror is the largest mirror ever launched into space — a joint effort with the European Space Agency and Canadian Space Agency. "Good news keep coming," the ESA tweeted yesterday. " Mike Menzel, NASA W...
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NASA successfully completes unfolding of James Webb space telescope, which has been hailed as a groundbreaking achievement

An artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope.NASA GSFC/CIL/Adriana Manrique Gutierrez NASA successfully deployed its James Webb Telescope in space, the agency reported.  A team of scientists had slowly been unfolding the telescope since it launched on Christmas Day.  The milestone means the device has gone a few steps further in its mission to study the universe.  NASA achieved a major breakthrough Saturday after its James Webb Telescope successfully unfolded in space, the age...
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Can Nasa persuade Russia to back International Space Station plans?

Biden wants to extend the operation of the ISS to 2030 before replacing it – will Russia approve?The deadline for the decommissioning of the International Space Station (ISS) is worryingly close, and there is a danger that the commercial replacements the US was hoping for will not be ready to launch in time.With that in mind, on New Year’s Eve, Nasa announced that the Biden-Harris administration wanted to extend the operation of the ISS by six years to 2030. Continue reading...
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Jupiter's Moons Are About To Get JUICE'd For Signs of Life

The European Space Agency will soon send JUICE, or the JUpiter ICy moons Explorer on a mission to scout out Jupiter and three of its 79 moons: Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede. From a report: Scheduled to launch in April 2023, JUICE will blast off from an Ariane 5 rocket before embarking on a 7.6-year journey to reach the gas giant. Broken up by multiple gravitational assists -- or pushes that help adjust a spacecraft's speed and trajectory -- from Venus and Earth, the explorer will carry some of ...
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A failed Russian rocket stage crashed to Earth in an uncontrolled reentry into the atmosphere over the Pacific

A test launch of a heavy-class carrier rocket Angara-A5 at Plesetsk launch facility in the Arkhangelsk region of northwestern Russia.Russian Defense Ministry Press Service/ASSOCIATED PRESS A failed Russian rocket stage hurtled down to Earth over the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday. It was part of Russia's Angara-A5 rocket, which launched in December, TAS reported. The rocket stage was due to be in orbit for thousands of years, astronomer Jonathan McDowell told CNN. A Russian rocket part came c...
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We May Finally Be Able To Test One of Stephen Hawking's Most Far-Out Ideas

New submitter GFS666 shares a report from Live Science: We may soon be able to test one of Stephen Hawking's most controversial theories, new research suggests. In the 1970s, Hawking proposed that dark matter, the invisible substance that makes up most matter in the cosmos, may be made of black holes formed in the earliest moments of the Big Bang. Now, three astronomers have developed a theory that explains not only the existence of dark matter, but also the appearance of the largest black holes...
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To the moon and beyond: what 2022 holds for space travel

From lunar missions to anti-asteroid defence systems, there are plenty of exciting scientific developments to look forward toThis year promises to be an important one for space exploration, with several major programmes reaching the launch pad over the next 12 months. The US is to return to the moon, undertaking a set of missions intended to establish a lunar colony there in a few years. China is expected to complete its Tiangong space station while Europe and Russia will attempt to land spacecr...
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Elon Musk says there is room for 'tens of billions' of satellites, after facing criticism from Europe that SpaceX is blocking out rivals in orbit

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.Susan Walsh/AP Elon Musk rebuffed claims that Starlink was taking over orbit and blocking rivals, per the FT. Musk said there's room for "tens of billions" satellites in low Earth orbit, where Starlink is. It comes after the head of the European Space Agency said Musk was "making the rules" in space. Elon Musk has pushed back on claims from the European Space Agency that SpaceX was blocking out rivals in space, saying there was room for "tens of billions" of satellite...
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Elon Musk rejects mounting criticism his satellites are clogging space

SpaceX founder says planned 42,000-strong network will not dominate slots or radio frequenciesElon Musk has rejected criticisms that his company is taking up too much room in space, saying his tens of thousands of planned satellites would be able to coexist with many others.As well as building up Tesla into the world’s most valuable carmaker by pioneering electric cars, Musk has shaken up the space industry by founding SpaceX, a private rocket company that is also seeking to become a major telec...
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'A Christmas Gift for Humanity' - Cheers Erupt After Webb Telescope Completes Flawless Launch

"We have LIFTOFF of the @NASAWebb Space Telescope!" NASA tweeted seven hours ago, sharing a 32-second video of the launch. "At 7:20am ET (12:20 UTC), the beginning of a new, exciting decade of science climbed to the sky," they wrote, adding that the telescope "will change our understanding of space as we know it." The CBC reports: The world's largest and most powerful space telescope rocketed away Saturday on a high-stakes quest to behold light from the first stars and galaxies, and scour the ...
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NASA launches its long-awaited $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope, kicking off a cosmic revolution

An Ariane 5 rocket, carrying the James Webb Space Telescope, lifts off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on December 25, 2021.NASA TV NASA launched the James Webb Space Telescope on Saturday, after years of delays and budget hikes. Webb is 100 times more powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope and expected to revolutionize astronomy. The telescope must first unfold itself in space, travel 1 million miles, and calibrate its instruments. NASA sent $10 billion worth of delicate hardw...
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Nasa launches $10bn James Webb space telescope

Successor to the Hubble telescope takes off on board rocket from ESA’s launch base in French GuianaThe world’s largest and most powerful infrared telescope has been launched into space on a mission to examine the first stars and galaxies and scour the universe for signs of life.Scientists from Nasa, who worked with colleagues from the European and Canadian space agencies, believe the roughly $10bn James Webb space telescope – a successor to Hubble – will be the foremost space-science observatory...
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Astronomers on tenterhooks as $10bn James Webb telescope set for lift off

Nasa’s flagship mission counts down to launch at 1220 GMT on Christmas Day from Kourou, French GuianaFinal checks and fuelling are under way for the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, a flagship mission for Nasa that aims to observe worlds beyond the solar system and the first stars and galaxies that lit up the cosmos.If all goes to plan, the $10bn (£7.4bn) observatory will become the largest and most powerful telescope ever sent into space when it blasts off at 12.20pm UK time on Christm...
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After 50 Years, Vacuum-Sealed Container From 1972 Moon Landing Will Finally Be Opened (slashdot)

"Apollo mission planners were really smart. Recognizing that future scientists will have better tools and richer scientific insights, they refrained from opening a portion of the lunar samples returned from the historic Apollo missions," writes Gizmodo. "One of these sample containers, after sitting untouched for 50 years, is now set to be opened." The sample in question was collected by Gene Cernan in 1972. The Apollo 17 astronaut was working in the Taurus-Littrow Valley when he hammered a 2...
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After 50 Years, Vacuum-Sealed Container From 1972 Moon Landing Will Finally Be Opened

"Apollo mission planners were really smart. Recognizing that future scientists will have better tools and richer scientific insights, they refrained from opening a portion of the lunar samples returned from the historic Apollo missions," writes Gizmodo. "One of these sample containers, after sitting untouched for 50 years, is now set to be opened." The sample in question was collected by Gene Cernan in 1972. The Apollo 17 astronaut was working in the Taurus-Littrow Valley when he hammered a 2...
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UK space firm secures £7.6m to fund trial of factory satellites

From a humble garage to international backing, Space Forge plans to manufacture alloys, medicines and semiconductors in microgravityLast year, when Josh Western and Andrew Bacon set up their company Space Forge, they had a garage to work in and little else. Today, the two Cardiff-based entrepreneurs have a staff of 25 and are now planning further expansion after raising £7.6m of international seed-funding.The financing – to be announced later this week – should allow the company to start a remar...
Tags: Space, UK, Science, Earth, European Space Agency, Gravity, Cardiff, Manufacturing sector, Space Forge, Josh Western, Andrew Bacon


ExoMars parachutes just about good enough to land rover safely on the Red Planet

Nobody wants to see Rosalind Franklin scattered over Oxia Planum The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosalind Franklin ExoMars rover has successfully completed a high-altitude drop test.…
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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will spend its first year looking for primordial galaxies, gold-forging explosions, and habitable planets

An artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope.NASA GSFC/CIL/Adriana Manrique Gutierrez NASA is set to launch the James Webb Space Telescope — the world's most powerful space observatory. Webb's first year will include bold searches for primordial galaxies and habitable planets. Webb could spot gold being forged in violent cosmic collisions and lava raining on distant planets. NASA is about to open a never-before-seen window into the cosmos. Starting next year, astronome...
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New NASA Telescope Will Provide X-Ray Views of the Universe

A brand-new space telescope will soon reveal a hidden vision of the cosmos, potentially transforming our understanding of black holes, supernovas and even the nature of the universe itself. No, not that one. From a report: Much attention is being devoted this month to the James Webb Space Telescope, from NASA and the European Space Agency, which is set to launch on Dec. 22. But a more exclusive cadre of astronomers watched excitedly on Thursday during the trip to space of a smaller, but also tra...
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Nasa’s new space telescope and its search for extraterrestrial life | podcast

On 22 December, if all goes to plan, the £7.5bn James Webb space telescope (JWST) will be blasted into space on top of a giant European Ariane 5 rocket. As it travels to its final destination – a point about a million miles away – it will begin to unfold its gold, honeycombed mirror; a vast light-catching bucket that could give us a view of the universe deeper and more sensitive than we’ve ever had before.JWST could also reveal clues about possible life-supporting planets inside our galaxy. One ...
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Elon Musk 'is making the rules' in space with rapid expansion of SpaceX's Starlink internet service, agency boss says

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.Pool Elon Musk is "making the rules" in space, European Space Agency boss told the Financial Times. The ESA boss urged European countries to stop enabling Musk to dominate the space industry. Governments in Europe should give equal opportunities to internet providers, he told the FT. Rapid expansion of SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet service is letting CEO Elon Musk make the rules in the sector, the head of the European Space Agency said. "You have one person own...
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High-speed space junk risk prompts NASA to abruptly delay spacewalk on the International Space Station

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet conducts a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on June 20, 2021.NASA NASA delayed an astronaut spacewalk Tuesday, citing potential debris near the International Space Station. Russia blew up a satellite this month, adding a cloud of dangerous, high-speed shrapnel to space. It's unclear if debris from the Russian test threatened NASA's spacewalk, but space junk is worsening. NASA postponed a spacewalk on Tuesday due to a thre...
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The James Webb space telescope: in search of the secrets of the Milky Way

Billions of dollars over budget and years late, the most expensive, complex telescope to be sent into space will launch next month. What will it learn?In a few weeks, the most ambitious, costly robot probe ever built, the £6.8bn James Webb space telescope, will be blasted into space on top of a giant European Ariane 5 rocket. The launch of the observatory – which has been plagued by decades of delays and massive cost overruns – promises to be the most nervously watched liftoff in the history of ...
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Watch NASA launch a probe to smash into an asteroid. It's practice for pushing city-killing space rocks away from Earth.

An illustration of the DART spacecraft firing its NEXT–C ion engine.NASA/Johns Hopkins APL NASA is sending a spacecraft to slam into a distant asteroid, nudging the space rock into a new orbit. The mission is testing a method NASA could use to divert city-killing asteroids headed for Earth. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) launches at 1:20 a.m. ET on Wednesday. Watch it live, below. NASA is about to launch a new space probe on a long journey to self-destruction.The mission, called ...
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A broken clamp rattled NASA's new $10 billion space telescope, risking damage just weeks before launch

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope in the clean room at Northrop Grumman, Redondo Beach, California, in July 2020.NASA/Chris Gunn NASA is checking its James Webb Space Telescope for damage after an incident in a launch-preparation facility. Just weeks before launch, a clamp band snapped off, sending vibrations through the delicate spacecraft. The $10 billion telescope is NASA's most ambitious space observatory since Hubble launched in 1990. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope suffere...
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Launch of New NASA Space Telescope Delayed After Incident

The European Space Agency says the launch of a new NASA telescope to replace the famed Hubble observatory is being postponed to allow experts to check the device for possible damage following an incident at its spaceport in French Guiana.
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