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Space shuttle rocket boosters roll into California for Endeavour orbiter exhibit

September 11th, 2020 by

Two rocket boosters whose parts were used in 80 space shuttle missions are parked outside of Los Angeles, a step closer to joining NASA’s retired Endeavour orbiter in an stand-up display.

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How to see Uranus in the night sky (without a telescope) this week

September 11th, 2020 by

Just how many planets are visible without a telescope? Most people will answer “five,” but there is a sixth planet that can be glimpsed without visual aid: the planet Uranus.

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Astronomy and the climate crisis: Scientists make some connections

September 11th, 2020 by

Astronomers address the intersection between climate change and astronomy in three new studies.

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Hubble telescope observations highlight dark matter’s weirdness

September 11th, 2020 by

Once again, scientists have realized that when it comes to dark matter, they are missing a piece or two of the puzzle.

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On This Day in Space: Sept. 11, 1985: International Cometary Explorer completes 1st comet flyby

September 11th, 2020 by

On Sept. 11, 1985, the International Cometary Explorer, or “ICE” became the first spacecraft to fly by a comet.

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Astronaut Clayton Anderson will promote children’s literacy in 1st ‘Virtual Astronaut’ talk next week

September 11th, 2020 by

Two-time NASA spaceflyer Clayton Anderson is the first speaker in a new virtual initiative designed to keep astronauts in the public eye.

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