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NASA says Christina Koch will spend 328 days in space

Enlarge / For Christina Koch, NASA's newest long-term stay, there will be many pizza nights Astronaut. NASA On Wednesday morning, NASA announced that Christina Koch, who already lives aboard the International Space Station, will extend her mission to 328 days. In this way, she will be the second Astronaut of the space organization, who has spent almost a year in …

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NASA video: Mice have fun in the weightless space station

NASA shared a video in which mice learned how to move in weightlessness on a space station. The images are part of a study to understand how space affects astronauts on longer missions. The mice ate, cleaned and cuddled, but adapted the behavior to the weightless environment. Some walked in circles around their cage, a behavior NASA called "race tracking." …

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Here's How Scientists Turned the World into a Telescope (to See a Black Hole)

black hole image st 196 196 1945,,, last last last last last last last last last last [[[[[[[[[[[[[ Event Horizon Telescope partnership behind the groundbreaking observations has already expanded, with more telescopes looking to join the fray soon. Each new instrument wants to share their thoughts with them. Dan Marrone, the hardest work is already done astronomer at the University …

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You can watch the launch of a Cygnus cargo ship to the space station today! Here is how

WALLOPS ICELAND, VA. – At 4:46 pm EDT (2046 GMT) today (17 April) Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket will fire Antares and launch a robotic Cygnus cargo ship packed with 7,600 kg. (3,447 kilograms) of hardware, crew material and scientific experiments against the International Space Station ISS. The NG-11 mission becomes the 11th and final flight of NASA's first commercial resupply …

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Meteor may rip through the night sky of N.J., while a bright fireball is reported on the east coast

Hundreds of people in New Jersey and on the East Coast reported seeing a seemingly meteor-like sky late Tuesday night. The American Meteor Society claimed to have received 325 reports from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Virginia, and Vermont about a bright fireball that occurred just before 11pm the horizon shoots. Several people …

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5-6 attempts to restart the engine of the Israeli Moon Lander failed

Six days after the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft crashed on the moon, SpaceIL announced Wednesday that it had completed the first phase of its internal investigation into why the main engine had failed during the landing attempt. The investigation found that a malfunction was detected in an accelerometer called IMU. A command sent to the sensor resulted in a chain reaction …

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The investigation shows the causes for the fall of the Beresheet moon

According to the preliminary survey of the Israeli spacecraft Beresheet's failed landing maneuver, an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) malfunction command was uploaded into the spacecraft from the main engine and prevented proper engine activation. The SpaceIL team and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) continue to investigate what happened during the mission. In the coming weeks, the final results of the study …

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Comment: What does it actually mean to see a black hole?

"We saw what we thought was invisible," the astronomer said, as if someone knew that the ear of history was being pushed to the door. He stood in the silent attention of the room in Washington, when he called the picture on the screen behind him. You know it now: a smoke ring, an orange donut, a blurred circle of …

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