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After the resounding success of the Artemis I mission, why stay two years away from showing up?

Zoom in / Orion, Earth and Moon captured during the Artemis I mission. NASA The launch of the Artemis I mission in mid-November was amazing, and NASA’s Orion spacecraft has worked almost flawlessly since then. If all goes as expected — and there’s no reason to think it won’t — Orion will splash around in …

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An unexpected source may be helping the universe glow more than it should

When the New Horizons probe reached the outer darkness of the solar system, past Pluto, its instruments picked up something strange. Very dim, the interstellar space glowed with optical light. This in itself was not unexpected. This light is called the cosmic optical background, and it is a faint luminosity from all sources of light …

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Where did Earth’s oxygen come from? A new study hints at an unexpected source

amount of oxygen Earth’s atmosphere makes it a habitable planet. Twenty-one percent of the atmosphere consists of this life-giving element. But in the deep past – since the modern era 2.8 to 2.5 billion years ago – this oxygen was almost absent. So how did Earth’s atmosphere become oxygenated? Our research published in Natural Earth …

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A gas giant exoplanet twice as dense as Earth has been discovered

A newly weighed exoplanet has left astronomers baffled. After taking measurements of a very small, Jupiter-sized exoplanet called HD-114082b, scientists found that its characteristics didn’t quite match either of the two popular models of gas giant planet formation. Simply put, it’s just too heavy for its age. “Compared to currently accepted models, HD-114082b has two …

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Blown! Watch NASA’s Artemis 1 Launch Abort System launch into space (video)

Outraged by the dying light in this new video. The cockpit of NASA’s Orion spacecraft glows pink from the glow of the Launch Cancellation System (LAS) tower, turning away from the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and spacecraft stack. It all happened as planned during the epic launch of the Artemis 1 mission to the …

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National Geographic’s New Stargazer’s Atlas Is A Breathtaking Guide To The Universe (Exclusive)

Those looking for the perfect gift for Astronomy The sweetheart in your life need look no further than the awesome images and heavenly heaviness “Stargazer Atlas: The Definitive Guide to the Night Sky.” (Opens in a new tab) Created by a team of National Geographic experts along with the curating efforts of Andrew Fazekas, aka …

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has spotted something Hubble has missed 7 times

The James Webb Space Telescope can capture a more complete view of galaxies, stars and planets. The powerful telescope is 100 times more powerful than the previous telescope, Hubble, and uses infrared light. JWST began science operations in July. Scientists confirm that it is just beginning to unveil the universe. loading Something is loading. Thank …

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