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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of a partial solar eclipse from its unique vantage point in space - the only place where it was visible

NASA probe snaps an image of a solar eclipse showing ‘lunar mountains backlit by solar fire’

A solar eclipse… from SPACE! NASA probe snaps the moon passing in front of the sun in stunning images capturing the ‘lunar mountains backlit by solar fire’ NASA spacecraft has captured the moon passing in front of the sun from space in a stunning series of images Solar eclipse was not visible from Earth, and …

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'Deepest image of our universe' ever taken by Webb Telescope will be revealed in July

‘Deepest image of our universe’ ever taken by Webb Telescope will be revealed in July

The James Webb Space Telescope will release its first high-resolution color images on July 12. One of those images “is the deepest image of our universe that has ever been taken,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson during a news conference on Wednesday. “If you think about that, this is farther than humanity has ever moved …

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New method significantly speeds up the search for dangerous asteroids

New method significantly speeds up the search for dangerous asteroids

Note: This article was written in part to help promote Asteroid Day on June 30, a global effort to raise awareness about the dangers and scientific importance of asteroids. It’s on June 30 every year, the anniversary of the big Tunguska impact of 1908, and the B612 Foundation mentioned below is one of the founding …

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Incredible Virus Discovery Offers Clues About the Origins of Complex Life

“Origin of Life” artist’s concept. The first discovery of viruses infecting a group of microbes that may include the ancestors of all complex life has been found, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) report in Nature Microbiology. The incredible discovery offers tantalizing clues about the origins of complex life and suggests …

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NASA Forced To Scrap Planned 2022 Launch of Psyche Asteroid Mission

This artist’s illustration imagines a violent collision early in Psyche’s history. Credit: ASU/Peter Rubin NASA announced on Friday, June 24, 2022, that the Psyche asteroid mission, the agency’s first mission designed to study a metal-rich asteroid, will not make its planned 2022 launch attempt. Due to the late delivery of the spacecraft’s flight software and …

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How NASA might protect tomorrow’s astronauts from deep space radiation | Engadget

There are , whether it’s from or , or . And is death by radiation. Those same energetic emissions from our local star that give you a tan can if it doesn’t . While today’s low Earth orbit crew and cargo capsules may not come equipped with miniature magnetospheres of their own, tomorrow’s might — …

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Giant sunspot doubled in size in 24 hours, and it's pointing right at Earth

Giant sunspot doubled in size in 24 hours, and it’s pointing right at Earth

A gigantic sunspot has swelled to twice Earth’s size, doubling its diameter in 24 hours, and it’s pointed right at us.  The sunspot, called AR3038, grew to 2.5 times Earth‘s size — making the sunspot roughly 19,800 miles, or 31,900 kilometers, in diameter — from Sunday (June 19) to Monday night (June 20), according to …

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Scientists Identify a Possible Source for Red Cap on Pluto’s Largest Moon Charon

Scientists Identify a Possible Source for Red Cap on Pluto’s Largest Moon Charon

Southwest Research Institute scientists combined data from NASA’s New Horizons mission with novel laboratory experiments and exospheric modeling to reveal the likely composition of the red cap on Pluto’s moon Charon and how it may have formed. New findings suggest drastic seasonal surges in Charon’s thin atmosphere combined with light breaking down the condensing methane …

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Ongoing Artemis moon rocket's final prelaunch test faces issues on the launchpad

Ongoing Artemis moon rocket’s final prelaunch test faces issues on the launchpad

The fourth attempt of a final prelaunch test started on Saturday, with fueling of the rocket expected to begin Monday morning. The crucial test, known as the wet dress rehearsal, simulates every stage of launch without the rocket leaving the launchpad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This process includes loading supercold propellant, going through …

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