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China returns samples from the moon’s far side in historic 1st

June 25th, 2024 by

China’s Chang’e 6 mission has successfully returned samples from the moon’s far side to Earth, notching another spaceflight first for the nation.

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Powerful GOES-U weather satellite cleared for June 25 launch on SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

June 25th, 2024 by

NOAA’s GOES-U weather satellite has been cleared for its planned Tuesday (June 25) liftoff atop a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.

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China’s Chang’e 6 probe will soon bring samples of the moon’s far side to Earth — and scientists are getting excited

June 25th, 2024 by

China’s Chang’e 6 probe is scheduled to return to Earth on June 25, and scientists are starting to get excited about what its far side moon samples can tell us.

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Massive radio telescope array investigates the birth of planets around twin stars

June 25th, 2024 by

Using the ALMA radio telescope array, astronomers have investigated the disks of gas and dust around young binary stars to better understand how these systems procure planets.

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin could soon launch Nigeria’s 1st-ever space tourist

June 25th, 2024 by

A Nigerian could soon make it to space for the first time ever, via Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company Blue Origin.

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Supermassive black hole winds blowing at 36 million miles per hour can sculpt entire galaxies

June 25th, 2024 by

Astronomers have measured supermassive black hole winds that existed when the universe was less than a billion years old, showing how these cosmic titans shape galaxies.

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NASA sued after space junk from ISS crashes into Florida family’s home

June 25th, 2024 by

A Florida family is suing NASA after discarded components from the International Space Station crashed through their house.

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Air sealed in Perseverance’s Mars sample return tubes is as precious as the rocks themselves

June 25th, 2024 by

Scientists won’t only study the rocks NASA’s Perseverance rover has cached throughout its trek across Mars. They want the fresh Mars air, too.

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