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Towel Day 2024: What’s the deal with towels in ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy?’

May 25th, 2024 by

An explanation of Towel Day and its meaning in the world of Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”

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A billionaire hopes to upgrade the Hubble Telescope on a private SpaceX mission, but could it really happen?

May 25th, 2024 by

Jared Isaacman, the billionaire funder and commander of the Polaris Program missions, spoke on social media recently about why he wants a Hubble Space Telescope mission.

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James Webb Space Telescope spots 3 of our universe’s earliest galaxies

May 25th, 2024 by

The James Webb Space Telescope has found three of the universe’s earliest galaxies, and they could reveal a lot about galactic dynamics. Here’s how.

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‘It’s so complicated:’ Boeing Starliner teams diagnosing helium leak ahead of June 1 astronaut launch

May 25th, 2024 by

NASA and Boeing are still working through “complicated” issues arising from a small Starliner spacecraft helium leak. Launch is June 1, but that’s pending a flight readiness review.

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Massive new NASA exoplanet catalog unveils 126 extreme and exotic worlds

May 25th, 2024 by

A new catalog of the masses and widths of 126 new exoplanets showcases the extreme and exotic nature of worlds beyond the solar system.

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Pakistani cubesat snaps images of the moon during China’s lunar far side mission (photos)

May 25th, 2024 by

The joint Chinese-Pakistani cubesat mission was released by China’s Chang’e 6 lunar far side sample return spacecraft on its way to the moon.

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Watch Rocket Lab launch a NASA climate change cubesat early on May 25

May 25th, 2024 by

Rocket Lab will launch the first of two satellites for NASA’s PREFIRE climate change mission early Saturday morning (May 25), and you can watch the action live.

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Sweden’s Arctic spaceport moves one step closer to orbital launches

May 25th, 2024 by

Swedish Space Corporation and Perigee Aerospace to launch satellites from Esrange Space Center, Sweden in 2025, with the Blue Whale 1 microlauncher.

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