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The Shenzhou 12 crew is commanded by Nie Haisheng (center). Nie is joined by Liu Boming (right) and Tang Hongbo (left). Credit: XinhuaTwo veteran Chinese astronauts and a first-time space flier will be the first crew members to live and work aboard China’s new space station after launching Wednesday from [...]
Wed, Jun 16, 2021
Source: Spaceflight Now
Lyra, the Lyre, offers a wonderful assortment of double stars and deep-sky objects to keep you up at night. Break out your binoculars and telescope and join me for a summertime ramble. The post Summer Nights Offer Splendid Sights in Lyra appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Wed, Jun 16, 2021
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News
The 188,000-pound core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System is lowered between two solid rocket boosters Saturday, June 12, inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: NASA/Cory HustonThe core stage for NASA’s first Space Launch System, the heavy-lift rocket designed to carry astronauts back [...]
Wed, Jun 16, 2021
Source: Spaceflight Now
Astronomers have found that the largest structures in the universe spin, making twister-like strings of galaxies and dark matter in the cosmic web. The post Twisters in the Cosmic Web appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Wed, Jun 16, 2021
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News
European Commission backpedals on attempt to bar researchers in Switzerland, Israel, and United Kingdom from parts of Horizon Europe [...]
Wed, Jun 16, 2021
Source: Science / AAAS
In late 2019 and early 2020 the star Betelgeuse started behaving badly. Normally one of the very brightest stars in the sky, it dimmed drastically, and for a few weeks dropped in brightness to less than a quarter its normal luster. Then, just as suddenly, it began to brighten again. While [...]
Wed, Jun 16, 2021
Source: Bad Astronomy
STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION  European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA crewmate Shane Kimbrough floated outside the International Space Station early Wednesday for a spacewalk to install the first of six new solar wings intended to boost the lab’s power back to factory fresh levels. Floating in the [...]
Wed, Jun 16, 2021
Source: Spaceflight Now
Canadian startup General Fusion says pilot plant could turn on in 2025 [...]
Wed, Jun 16, 2021
Source: Science / AAAS
Low genetic diversity in male fossils from two Siberian caves suggests females moved to their mates’ families [...]
Wed, Jun 16, 2021
Source: Science / AAAS
Four-year windows of flexibility allow the insects to change their life cycles [...]
Tue, Jun 15, 2021
Source: Science / AAAS
The company’s ongoing launches of thousands of satellites for global high-speed Internet service may clash with preexisting environmental regulations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Jun 15, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Full committee authorizes a budget doubling and rules for new directorate [...]
Tue, Jun 15, 2021
Source: Science / AAAS
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a Northrop Grumman Minotaur 1 rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia. The mission will launch three payloads for the National Reconnaissance Office. Follow us on Twitter. A live video stream of the Minotaur 1 launch will be available on this [...]
Mon, Jun 14, 2021
Source: Spaceflight Now
A trove of new detections suggests that the bursts could be the result of at least two separate astrophysical phenomena -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Jun 14, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
China's Zhurong rover gets to work exploring Mars, with a new panorama of its landing site. The post China’s Zhurong Rover Snaps Selfie on Mars appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Mon, Jun 14, 2021
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News
A plethora of new countries and private companies are getting in on the quest to send people to orbit -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Jun 14, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
A new bright nova discovered in Hercules at 8th magnitude briefly rose to naked-eye visibility. It's currently easily visible in a pair of binoculars. The post Bright Nova in Hercules on a Roller Coaster Ride appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Sun, Jun 13, 2021
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News
There’s a detectable difference between a planet shining with reflected light and a planet glowing with its own artificial illumination -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sun, Jun 13, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
EnVision will follow NASA’s DAVINCI+ and VERITAS -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sat, Jun 12, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
The CHIME telescope has released its first catalog with 492 unique sources of fast radio bursts, the brief flashes of radio waves that have been intriguing astronomers over the past decade. The post Number of Known Mysterious Radio Flashes Nearly Quadruples appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Sat, Jun 12, 2021
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News

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