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Jupiter at Opposition 2022, Closest in 59 Years

Be sure to observe Jupiter this week, during its finest apparition of a lifetime. You’ve never seen Jove like this. Jupiter opposition season for 2022 is upon us tonight, as the King of the Planet shines rising in the east opposite to the setting Sun in the west. This is the very best time to catch Jupiter and its retinue ...

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Delta 4-Heavy rocket deploys spysat on final planned mission from ‘Slick Six’

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated Sept. 25 with satellite sightings and radio signal detections. ULA’s Delta 4-Heavy rocket climbs away from Space Launch Complex 6 at Vandenberg Space Force Base to begin the NROL-91 mission Saturday. Credit: Brian Sandoval / Spaceflight Now United Launch Alliance sent a triple-core Delta 4-Heavy with a top secret U.S. government spy satellite into orbit Saturday from California’s ...

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NASA waves off Tuesday launch for Artemis moon rocket

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket on pad 39B. Credit: Spaceflight Now Faced with stormy weather ahead of soon-to-be Hurricane Ian, NASA managers Saturday ruled out a third attempt to launch the Artemis 1 moon rocket Tuesday but held open the option of making a run at blastoff on October 2, the current backup date. That would require leaving the $4.1 ...

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Live coverage: SpaceX launches another successful Starlink mission from Florida

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The Starlink 4-35 mission will launch SpaceX’s next batch of 52 Starlink broadband satellites. Follow us on . SFN Live Another group of 52 Starlink internet satellites rocketed into orbit Saturday night from Cape Canaveral ...

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Space Diamonds are Even Harder Than Earth Diamonds

In a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team of researchers led by Monash University in Australia have verified the existence of a rare hexagonal structure of diamond called lonsdaleite, within ureilite meteorites from the inside of a dwarf planet that formed approximately 4.5 billion years ago. Lonsdaleite is named after Dame ...

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Axiom’s Next Trip to the ISS Will Carry the First Saudi Woman in Space

Axiom Space says it’s working with the Saudi Space Commission to send two spacefliers from the Arab kingdom, including the first Saudi woman to go into orbit, to the International Space Station as early as next year. The inclusion of a female astronaut is particularly notable for Saudi Arabia — where women were forbidden to drive motor vehicles until 2018, ...

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