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NASA’s mighty new space telescope is hit by a larger-than-expected micrometeoroid

NASA’s powerful new space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, was bombarded by a larger-than-expected micrometeoroid in late May, causing detectable damage to one of the spacecraft’s 18 main mirror segments . The impact means the mission team will have to correct for the distortion created by the strike, but NASA says the telescope is …

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Hubble captures record ‘taste’ of James Webb Space Telescope discoveries

What is happening The Hubble Space Telescope has just captured the largest near-infrared image of the sky. why is it important This giant survey could pave the way for discoveries from the Next-Generation James Webb Space Telescope and possibly help humans understand some of the most elusive regions of our universe. Amid the thrill of …

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Russian space agency plans German X-ray telescope Space-Jack

A view of the eROSITA X-ray telescope before final packaging in its carbon fiber structure. Photo: MPE The Russian space agency has announced plans to unilaterally take control of a German telescope mounted on a Russian-built spacecraft. It’s a terrible, irresponsible idea, like even Russian scientists will admit. The German developer of the eROSITA telescope, …

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Wow! The International Space Station and the Boeing Starliner captured in the same incredible image

The Boeing Starliner (left) during Orbital Flight Test 2 as it approaches the International Space Station, as seen in an image taken from London on May 20, 2022. (Image credit: Szabolcs Nagy/Space Station Guys) Set phasers to dizzy: A photographer on the ground spotted a spacecraft 400 kilometers above his head, about to join the …

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DAVINCI Deep Atmosphere Probe on Venus

NASA’s DAVINCI space probe will dive into the hellish atmosphere of Venus

NASA’s DAVINCI mission will study the origin, evolution and current state of Venus in unprecedented detail from cloud tops to the planet’s surface. The mission’s goal is to help answer long-standing questions about our neighboring planet, particularly whether Venus was ever wet and habitable like Earth. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Last year, NASA …

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Watch Blue Origin launch its fifth passenger flight to the far reaches of space

On Saturday morning, aerospace company Blue Origin is set to conduct its fifth sightseeing flight, sending a crew of six to the far reaches of space and out of West Texas. Once again, this is a flight without any big celebrities on board, as the company moves on to making those quick space jaunts relatively …

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