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NASA Artemis Accords founding nations agree to peaceful Moon exploration

NASA Artemis Accords founding nations agree to peaceful Moon exploration

A total of eight nations have signed on as the founders of NASA's Artemis Accords, an agreement in which the nations have vowed to work together peacefully in space. The agreement was reached as part of NASA's Artemis program, which is working around the clock on new lunar missions with the goal of returning humans to the Moon's surface in 2024. NASA calls the accord a 'step forward' in its efforts.

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ESO telescopes record the final moments of a star being consumed by a black hole

ESO telescopes record the final moments of a star being consumed by a black hole

Telescopes at the European Southern Observatory and other organizations worldwide have spied a rare blast of light originating from a star as it was being ripped apart by a supermassive black hole. The phenomenon is known as a tidal disruption event, and the event was the closest flare ever recorded at 215 million light-years from Earth.

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NASA says Bennu data hints at an unprecedented asteroid sample

NASA says Bennu data hints at an unprecedented asteroid sample

Despite the pandemic, NASA is gearing up to conduct an asteroid sample mission later this month, an event that will -- assuming it is successful -- return some fine gravel from the asteroid Bennu to researchers on Earth. The space agency has spent many months studying the asteroid and collecting data, as well as several months scouting out the best locations from which to pluck the sample. In an update on the matter, NASA said a handful of newly published studies on the asteroid hint at exciting future discoveries.

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Exoplanet WASP-121b is so hot vaporized metal is in the atmosphere

Exoplanet WASP-121b is so hot vaporized metal is in the atmosphere

Scientists from the University of Bern and the University of Geneva have been conducting atmospheric research on an incredibly hot exoplanet called WASP-121b. During the study, they discovered several gaseous metals suspended in the planet's atmosphere. The planet is scorching with temperatures around 2500 to 3000 degrees Celsius.

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Critical fuel loading test for the SLS core stage happens this month

Critical fuel loading test for the SLS core stage happens this month

NASA is making preparations on multiple levels for the historic return of humans to the moon in the coming years. Engineers intend to conduct a critical test on the Space Launch System (SLS) core stage rocket that will help carry astronauts to the moon. Engineers will load cryogenic propellants into the core stage and expose the tank and internal plumbing to the extreme conditions of propellants that are hundreds of degrees below zero.

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What scientists thought was an asteroid may be an old rocket

What scientists thought was an asteroid may be an old rocket

NASA asteroid expert Paul Chodas has discovered something very interesting about an asteroid that was expected to get stuck in orbit around the earth next month. It turns out the asteroid is not an asteroid at all. Rather, he thinks it's an old rocket from a failed moon landing decades ago. That failed mission happened 54 years ago, and the rocket is just now making its way back to earth.

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SpaceX commercial crew mission delayed to investigate Falcon 9 engine issue

SpaceX commercial crew mission delayed to investigate Falcon 9 engine issue

NASA has announced that it has delayed the commercial crew mission slated for the first half of November to give SpaceX time to investigate an engine issue that happened during a recent Falcon 9 launch attempt. NASA announced the delay yesterday, October 10, only weeks ahead of the planned October 31 launch at Kennedy Space Center.

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Starman just made another flyby of Mars in his Tesla Roadster

Starman just made another flyby of Mars in his Tesla Roadster

One of the craziest things that Elon Musk has done in his days at SpaceX is to shoot his own Tesla Roadster into space. The car left Earth atop the very first Falcon 9 Heavy rocket that the company ever launched. The vehicle has been orbiting the sun ever since.

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Nobel Prize winner says the universe has gone through multiple Big Bangs

Nobel Prize winner says the universe has gone through multiple Big Bangs

When it comes to how the universe started, science holds that the universe began in what's known as the Big Bang. Many have wondered over the years what the end of the universe will be like. A 2020 Nobel Prize winner in physics named Sir Roger Penrose believes that the universe goes through cycles of death and rebirth.

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NASA will announce new space technology private partnerships

NASA will announce new space technology private partnerships

NASA has announced that administrator Jim Bridenstine will deliver a keynote address at the virtual fall Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium meeting on Wednesday, October 14. The event is co-hosted by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and Arizona State University. The entire event will be streamed live on NASA television and via the NASA website.

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NASA wants to know what you’d pack on a trip to the Moon

NASA wants to know what you’d pack on a trip to the Moon

We're still many years away from casual consumer trips to the Moon, but it's easy to fantasize about such trips. NASA is getting in on the fun with a new campaign presenting the public with a simple question: what would you pack if you were taking your own lunar trip? NASA is encouraging anyone interested to share a picture of what's in their bag (for this imagined Moon trip) using its new #NASAMoonKit social campaign.

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NASA details how Perseverance will hunt for life under Mars’ surface

NASA details how Perseverance will hunt for life under Mars’ surface

NASA has detailed one of its new Mars rover's most unusual instruments, explaining how Perseverance will map beneath the surface of the red planet and just what it's looking for. Set to land on Mars on February 18, 2021, having launched back in June, Perseverance is effectively a mobile survey lab on six wheels.

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