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One small step, one giant leap: NASA’s 64-year-long space journey

It has been 64 years since the inception of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for the civil space program, aeronautics research, and space research, which has now become the global leader in space exploration. So let’s take a look at the incredible long …

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25 things we’ve learned about the moon since 1969 | Clayton News Photo Slideshows

For millennia, the moon has been an endless source of fascination for mankind. Sitting roughly 240,000 miles from Earth, it is our only natural satellite and the largest visible object in the night sky. Its beauty is described by poets, it is thought to affect our moods, and it’s studied by scientists and stargazers alike. …

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French-built seismometer records giant ‘Marsquakes’

Issued on: 07/26/2022 – 10:10Modified: 07/26/2022 – 10:13 A seismometer built by the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris and the space optics specialists Sodern has recorded a monster quake on Mars, the largest ever measured on the red planet. The instrument, called Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure, which is part of NASA’s InSight …

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Meet Dave: Unique ancient shark skeleton on display at Manitoba fossil museum – Winnipeg

If you take the trip to Morden, Man., make sure to stop in at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Center (CFDC) and say hello to Dave. Dave is a shark — a very, very old shark. He’s part of a new exhibit at the museum, and according to CDFC director Adolfo Cuetara, he might be the …

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NASA delays VIPER lunar rover’s search for water by one year

1/3 An illustration depicts a small lunar rover, or CubeRover, as built by Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic next to its lander on the moon. Image courtesy of Astrobotic July 19 (UPI) — NASA is delaying a major moon mission as it continues testing the spacecraft that will deliver a rover to the lunar surface in search of …

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Micrometeoroid causes ‘uncorrectable’ damage to James Webb Space Telescope – National

A joint report from NASA, the Canadian Space Agency and the European Space Agency has revealed that the $10-billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) suffered “uncorrectable” damage left by a micrometeoroid strike in late May. The paper was authored by more than 200 scientists and outlined the performance of the space telescope during its commissioning …

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Strange ‘heartbeat’ signal picked up by astronomers from a galaxy far, far away

Astronomers have detected a strange radio signal that emits periodically “like a heartbeat” and is coming from the depths of space. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States were caught by surprise due to the intensity of the radio bursts, as well as their regularity. The signal is classified as …

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Astronomers Just Detected an Asteroid That’s Passing Extremely Close to Earth Today

A small asteroid the size of a bus will make an extremely close approach to Earth on Thursday (July 7), passing within just 56,000 miles (90,000 kilometers) – or about 23 percent of the average distance between Earth and the Moon. And just a few days ago, no one knew it was coming The asteroid, …

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