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Solar flares will increase, cause problems on Earth through 2025, NASA says

Solar flares will increase, cause problems on Earth through 2025, NASA says

(WGHP) — The sun has been very active lately, which could cause a few problems for us here on Earth, according to NASA. While the solar cycle is not yet at its peak, the space agency said activity has already surpassed predictions. Solar flares and eruptions will likely increase from now until 2025, as we …

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10 Years Since Landing, NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Still Has Drive – NASA Mars Exploration

10 Years Since Landing, NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Still Has Drive – NASA Mars Exploration

Despite signs of wear, the intrepid spacecraft is about to start an exciting new chapter of its mission as it climbs a Martian mountain. Ten years ago today, a jetpack lowered NASA’s Curiosity rover onto the Red Planet, beginning the SUV-size explorer’s pursuit of evidence that, billions of years ago, Mars had the conditions needed …

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Fix to Malfunctioning Lucy Probe Good Enough to Complete Asteroid Mission, NASA Says

Fix to Malfunctioning Lucy Probe Good Enough to Complete Asteroid Mission, NASA Says

Lucy is equipped with a pair of 22-feet-wide solar arrays on either side.Photo: NASA Just a few hours into its 12-year journey to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, the Lucy spacecraft ran into a problem. One of its solar arrays refused to fully open and mission controllers have been working on the problem ever since. There’s good …

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This is the picture which Etienne Klein, a renowned physicist, philosopher and research director at the French Atomic Energy Commission, posted to Twitter claiming - as a joke - that it was the latest astonishing photograph from the cutting edge James Webb Space Telescope of the star Proxima Centauri

Silly sausage! French physicist forced to apologise for ‘planet’ photo that was a snap of chorizo

A prominent French physicist has been forced to apologise for a photograph that he said was from NASA’s new space telescope but which was in fact a piece of chorizo. Etienne Klein, a renowned philosopher and research director at the French Atomic Energy Commission, informed his followers that ‘no object belonging to Spanish charcuterie exists …

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Tonga's volcano blasted enough water into the atmosphere to fill 58,000 Olympic swimming pools — potentially warming Earth

Tonga’s volcano blasted enough water into the atmosphere to fill 58,000 Olympic swimming pools — potentially warming Earth

When Tonga’s Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano violently erupted earlier this year, it spewed an unprecedented amount of water vapor into the atmosphere — and it will likely have noticeable effects on Earth’s temperatures.  The January 15 eruption near the Pacific archipelago nation caused a tsunami and a sonic boom that circled the Earth twice, and …

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NASA Lucy Mission Solar Array Anomaly

NASA Troubleshoots Asteroid-Bound Lucy Spacecraft From Millions of Miles Away

Shortly after Lucy launched, one of its solar arrays failed to fully deploy, putting the mission at risk. This artist’s concept animation depicts Lucy’s solar array anomaly. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab Just after the successful launch of NASA’s Lucy spacecraft on October 16, 2021, a group of engineers huddled around …

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Contender: Kayla Barron, who has been an astronaut for five years, is the second youngest to be chosen for NASA's Artemis programme

Meet the hopeful astronauts vying to be the first WOMAN to walk on the moon

It has been more than half a century since humans first walked on the moon, with Neil Armstrong uttering those immortal words: ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’. Eleven more Americans followed, including Buzz Aldrin, Alan Shepard and Eugene Cernan, but all of them were men. Now, NASA is planning …

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Far, far away: The most distant known star in the universe has been captured by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. Earendel is almost 28 billion light-years away from Earth and is shown here in this image where the white arrow is

James Webb Space Telescope captures its first image of the most distant known star in the universe

An image of the most distant known star in the universe has been captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Named Earendel, after a character in J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel ‘The Silmarillion’, it is almost 28 billion light-years away from Earth. That is over 10 billion light-years more distant than the next-furthest …

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Private astronaut missions to the ISS will soon require a NASA chaperone

Private astronaut missions to the ISS will soon require a NASA chaperone

During the mission, dubbed AX-1, the four-member crew spent nearly two weeks off of Earth’s surface, at least in part conducting experiments and other scientific work. Other space tourism companies like Blue Origin or Virgin Galactic only offer customers short trips that allow for a few minutes of microgravity. Among the most notable new policies …

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Shaun's spacecraft will enter a low-Earth orbit before its upper stage fires off, taking it into a translunar orbit. The Orion capsule will then perform a flyby of the moon, using the gravity to gain speed and propel itself 43,500 miles (70,000 km) beyond the lunar satellite, before splashing back down in the Atlantic Ocean up to 42 days later

Shaun the Sheep will be the first ‘astronaut’ to fly on the Artemis I mission around the moon

The identity of the first astronaut to blast off onboard the Artemis I mission to the moon has been revealed – and it is none other than Shaun the Sheep. A figurine of Aardman’s beloved character will be placed onboard the NASA’s Orion spacecraft before liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA later …

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