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NASA Releases Ridiculously Sharp Webb Space Telescope Images

NASA Releases Ridiculously Sharp Webb Space Telescope Images

NASA held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the precise alignment of the Webb Space Telescope and the spacecraft’s upcoming scientific operations. The space agency also released images from the telescope that put Webb’s progress on dazzling display. “I’m delighted to report that the telescope alignment has been completed with performance even better than …

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Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Went Silent, Leaving Anxious NASA Team in the Dark

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Went Silent, Leaving Anxious NASA Team in the Dark

Late last week, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter managed to reestablish its connection with the Perseverance rover following a brief communications disruption. The space agency says the looming winter is likely responsible and is making adjustments as a result. On Thursday, Ingenuity—mercifully—sent a signal to Perseverance after the intrepid helicopter missed a scheduled communications session. It marked …

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No One on Jeopardy!  Know About NASA's New Moon Missions

No One on Jeopardy! Know About NASA’s New Moon Missions

Artist’s interpretation of a crewed Artemis mission to the Moon. Picture: NASA A super-discouraging moment happened last week on Jeopardy!when none of the show’s three contestants could answer a very basic question about NASA’s multi-trillion dollar Moon program. The question, as asked by Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings on the May 4 broadcast, fell into the …

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Inaugural Launch of NASA's SLS Rocket Delayed to at Least August 2022

Inaugural Launch of NASA’s SLS Rocket Delayed to at Least August 2022

NASA’s SLS rocket as seen through the windows of Firing Room One in the Rocco A. Petrone Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Photo: NASA/Joel Kowsky NASA will attempt another countdown rehearsal of the Space Launch System in early June, but the space agency warned that multiple tests of its finicky rocket might …

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Europe's Space Agency Needs You to Find the Differences Between These Pictures

Europe’s Space Agency Needs You to Find the Differences Between These Pictures

Between 2014 and 2016, the European Space Agency‘s Rosetta spacecraft orbited and studied a comet hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, collecting data on the space rock’s structure and geology. Now, the ESA is asking the public to study images of the come and go differences in its surface features over time. The object …

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Europe's Space Agency Needs You to Find the Differences Between These Pictures

Europe’s Space Agency Needs You to Find the Differences Between These Pictures

Between 2014 and 2016, the European Space Agency‘s Rosetta spacecraft orbited and studied a comet hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, collecting data on the space rock’s structure and geology. Now, the ESA is asking the public to study images of the come and go differences in its surface features over time. The object …

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