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James Webb Space Telescope reaches destination, so now what?

Four weeks after launch, the James Webb Space Telescope has successfully reached the location from where it will explore deep space over the coming years.
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James Webb space telescope takes up station a million miles from Earth

$10bn observatory manoeuvred into position at four times the orbit of the moon, with first images expected in JuneThe world’s largest and most powerful telescope has reached its final destination – an observation post one million miles away from Earth.Nasa’s $10bn James Webb space telescope launched on Christmas Day last year from French Guiana on a quest to behold the dawn of the universe. Due to its sheer size, Webb had to launch folded inside the Ariane 5, a European rocket. Continue reading....
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NASA's powerful James Webb Space Telescope reached its destination 1 million miles from Earth

An artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope.NASA GSFC/CIL/Adriana Manrique Gutierrez NASA's James Webb Space Telescope just reached its destination in orbit 1 million miles from Earth.  "Webb" will hopefully capture never-before-seen pictures of the universe and will start sending images back this summer.  The telescope was launched into Space in December and successfully unfolded earlier this month.  NASA's James Webb Space Telescope just reached its destination in o...
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NASA delays launch of its first space tourism mission to ISS

Several issues have prompted NASA and Axiom Space to delay the first U.S.-organized space tourism trip to the International Space Station by about a month.
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Forget spacewalking, how about space running?

While a spacewalk requires climbing into an unwieldy spacesuit for a stint outside the orbital facility, a “space run” is an altogether different affair.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, International Space Station, Iss, Space Station, Matthias Maurer, Space Fitness, Space Gym


How to watch NASA’s update on James Webb’s arrival at L2

As the James Webb Space Telescope makes its final burn to enter its orbit around the sun, NASA will broadcast a Science Live show about the event.
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Hubble captures a beautiful galaxy with a nautical theme

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured another stunning image of deep space -- this one showing the distant galaxy NGC 3381.
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Mars Perseverance rover shakes loose troublesome pebbles

NASA has shared an update on progress of dislodging pebbles from the Perseverance rover, and the signs are looking good for its continuing mission.
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NASA’s TESS has discovered 5,000 exoplanet candidates

NASA's planet-hunting satellite, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, has passed an impressive milestone, having identified 5,000 potential exoplanets.
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Mars lander InSight is awake from safe mode after dust storm

NASA's InSight lander on Mars has returned to normal operations after a break of around two weeks due to a regional dust storm.
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NASA’s gamma-ray burst hunting Swift Observatory in safe mode

An issue with NASA's Swift Observatory has forced it to suspend science operations and enter safe mode while the team investigates.
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Swift Observatory in safe mode as NASA investigates issue

An issue with NASA's Swift Observatory has forced it to suspend science operations and enter safe mode while the team investigates.
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Martian dust storm delays next flight of Ingenuity helicopter

Earth isn't the only place where bad weather affects space flights. The weather on Mars can also be tricky, causing problems for the Ingenuity helicopter.
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See the sun flaring thanks to the Solar Dynamics Observatory

This week, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar flare, and the incident was caught in real-time by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
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James Webb is ready to settle into its new home: Lagrange Point L2

Webb is set to arrive at its new home on Monday: A location almost one million miles away called L2, or the second Sun-Earth Lagrange point.
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Here are 10 reasons why space exploration benefits Earth

Space exploration benefits Earth and everyone living on it in ways most people never expect — Here’s 10 reasons why investing in space is our best hope for humanity. Space exploration is the grandest endeavor the human race has ever undertaken. Reaching out beyond the planetary cradle on which we evolved represents the next logical step in the evolution of the human race. In the words of Gene Roddenberry, space truly is “the final frontier.” It is certainly tempting to think of exploration as co...
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Cargo Dragon departure from ISS delayed until today due to weather

The departure of an uncrewed SpaceX Cargo Dragon spacecraft from the ISS, which had been planned for this week, had to be delayed until this weekend.
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James Webb Space Telescope about to attempt next crucial step

Following its launch last month, the James Webb Space Telescope now faces another crucial step ahead of its work to explore deep space.
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Do Look Up! Could a comet really kill us all?

It’s no mystery why the movie industry likes dramatic stories. Certainly, the occasional contemplative movie may achieve critical praise and general acclamation, but a well-written story about death and destruction often carries the day. When it comes to catastrophic events for humans, a big nasty asteroid or comet colliding with Earth tops the chart, and several movies have exploited this scenario. The recent Netflix movie Don’t Look Up did that again, but as a satire and a warning. It is widel...
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SpaceX wins $102 million Air Force contract to transport military cargo and humanitarian aid around the world in a rocket

SpaceX founder Elon Musk at the company's HQ in Hawthorne, California on October 10, 2019.PHILIP PACHECO/AFP via Getty Images The US Air Force has awarded SpaceX a $102 million contract to help deliver cargo and aid worldwide. It's part of a program which will look at using large commercial rockets for the US military. A program manager told SpaceNews the Air Force plans to award other companies contracts too. SpaceX has won a US Air Force contract worth more than $102 million to help...
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Watch highlights of SpaceX’s spectacular Starlink night launch

Check out the highlights from SpaceX's spectacular night launch on Tuesday in which it deployed another 49 satellites for its Starlink internet service.
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Asteroid twice the size of Empire State Building flying by Earth today

An asteroid two-and-a-half times the size of the Empire State Building is hurtling toward Earth, but it’s OK to look up.
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A huge asteroid makes close approach to Earth today

An asteroid two-and-a-half times the size of the Empire State Building is hurtling toward Earth, but there's n cause for alarm.
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NASA raises issue of dwindling astronaut numbers

As NASA looks toward expanding its crewed trips to space, the agency has voiced concerns over a possible lack of astronauts to help fulfill the missions.
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How to watch SpaceX Cargo Dragon depart from ISS this week

This week, a SpaceX Cargo Dragon craft will depart from the International Space Station (ISS) carrying supplies and scientific experiments back to Earth.
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See the dramatic and beautiful flame nebula in Orion

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a spectacular pair of images showing the dramatic Flame Nebula as seen by a radio telescope.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Orion, European Southern Observatory ESO, European Southern Observatory, Nebula


Citizen scientists help discover a Jupiter-like planet 379 light-years away

Citizen scientists have helped comb through data from a NASA telescope to identify a gas giant planet located 379 light-years away.
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This weird exoplanet is shaped like a rugby ball

Exoplanets come in many sizes, and sometimes they also come in unusual shapes - like this planet the shape of a rugby ball.
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How to watch the Russian spacewalk outside the ISS this week

This week, two Russian cosmonauts will be taking a spacewalk outside the International Space Station to prepare a Russian space station module.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, International Space Station, Iss, How To Watch


Astronomers might have spotted one of the first exomoons

Astronomers from Columbia University believe they may have located evidence of an exomoon, or a moon outside our solar system.
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