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Astronomers may have discovered a tiny moon in the outer solar system

In the far reaches of the solar system, behind Neptune’s orbit, things are becoming increasingly difficult to see. It is really difficult to image small objects directly in the darkness of the Kuiper belt in which Pluto is located. This makes a recent discovery all the more exciting. If you know where something is, you can watch it by waiting …

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Dragon Solar Array affects the duration of the first test flight with the crew – Spaceflight Now

Artist concept for a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule docked at the International Space Station. Photo credit: SpaceX NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be prepared for long-range travel when they launch a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft from the Kennedy Space Center later this month, but they won’t know exactly how long they will be in orbit until they …

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Astronomers find “alien” asteroids in our solar system

Scientists have been studying the first observed interstellar visitors to our solar system in recent years. These include a comet called 2I / Borisov, which was discovered in 2019 and is still being traversed, and an asteroid called “Oumuamua”, which flew quickly around the area in 2017. Now astronomers have noticed a more permanent presence of outsiders in our solar …

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