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Archive for May 9th, 2021

On This Day in Space! May 9, 2003: Japan launches Hayabusa mission to asteroid

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On May 9, 2003, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched the first-ever asteroid sample return mission, Hayabusa. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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SpaceX’s Elon Musk lands on ‘Saturday Night Live’ to talk space, Mars (and yes, Dogecoin)

May 9th, 2021 by

SpaceX founder Elon Musk landed on late-night TV Saturday (May 8) as the host of “Saturday Night Live.”

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Physicists get close to taming the chaos of the ‘three-body problem’

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The intractable “three-body problem” gets closer to being solved with breakthrough study.

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8 extremely rare ‘millisecond pulsars’ discovered inside globular clusters

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Scientists using South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope have detected 8 new millisecond pulsars in the hearts of globular clusters.

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Huge Chinese rocket booster falls to Earth over Arabian Peninsula

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The 23-ton core stage of a Chinese Long March 5B booster crashed back to Earth Saturday night (May 8), ending 10 controversial days aloft that captured the attention of the world.

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SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites in record 10th liftoff (and landing) of reused rocket

May 9th, 2021 by

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit early Sunday (May 9) and stuck a landing in a record 10th flight.

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