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NASA has Purchased 5 More Crew Dragon Missions, Keeping the ISS Going Until 2030

   08 Jun 20:00:07  |  Universe Today

To keep the International Space Station in continuous operation until 2030, NASA has ordered five more SpaceX Dragon spacecraft.
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Hubble Finds a Bunch of Galaxies That Webb Should Check out

   08 Jun 20:00:06  |  Universe Today

The Universe is full of massive galaxies like ours, but astronomers don’t fully understand how they grew and evolved. They know that the first galaxies formed at least as early as 670 million years after the Big Bang. They know that mergers play a role in the growth of galaxies. Astronomers also know that supermassive …
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Juno?s Entire 42nd Flight Past Jupiter in One Amazing Mosaic

   07 Jun 20:00:13  |  Universe Today

On May 23, 2022, the Juno spacecraft made another close pass of Jupiter, with its suite of scientific instruments collecting data and its JunoCam visible light camera snapping photos all the while. This close pass, called a perijove, is the 42nd time the spacecraft has swung past Jupiter since Juno’s arrival in 2016. As soon …
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Ingenuity has Lost its Sense of Direction, but It?ll Keep on Flying

   07 Jun 20:00:12  |  Universe Today

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First Images From JWST are Coming on July 12th

   06 Jun 20:00:08  |  Universe Today

We’re about to reach a milestone that many thought we would never reach. After years of wrangling, cost overruns, threats of cancellation, and lobbying by the science community, the James Webb Space Telescope is only weeks away from its first images. The Hubble Space Telescope barely got going before scientists started thinking about the telescope …
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Perseverance is Seeing A LOT of Dust Devils

   06 Jun 20:00:08  |  Universe Today

While the Mars InSight lander is still waiting for a passing dust devil to clean off its solar panels, it appears the Perseverance rover sees dust devils several times a day. A new paper detailing the first 216 days of Perseverance?s mission in Jezero Crater reports how the newest rover on Mars appears to be …
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Astronomers Find 116,000 New Variable Stars

   05 Jun 20:00:17  |  Universe Today

What do two guys from Ohio, the GAIA mission, a worldwide network of ground-based telescopes, machine learning, and citizen scientists all have to do with each other? Thanks to this interesting combo of people and computers, astronomers now have more than 116,000 new variable stars to study. Until now, they knew of about 46,000 of …
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Does a ?Mirror World of Particles? Explain the Crisis in Cosmology

   05 Jun 20:00:16  |  Universe Today

A mirror universe model might explain why measurements of Hubble constant disagree.
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See All Naked Eye Planets This Month? in Order

   04 Jun 20:00:11  |  Universe Today

June 2022 offers early risers the chance to trace out the naked eye planets, from Mercury to Saturn.
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The Early Solar System was Total Mayhem

   04 Jun 20:00:11  |  Universe Today

There’s no question that young solar systems are chaotic places. Cascading collisions defined our young Solar System as rocks, boulders, and planetesimals repeatedly collided. A new study based on chunks of asteroids that crashed into Earth puts a timeline to some of that chaos. Astronomers know that asteroids have remained essentially unchanged since their formation …
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