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How to watch this week's rare "super flower blood moon" total lunar eclipse

How to watch this week’s rare “super flower blood moon” total lunar eclipse

A spectacular full moon is fast approaching, with plans to grace the night sky on Sunday night. It marks not only a supermoonbut also a blood moon — thanks to a lunar eclipse. The last total lunar eclipse occurred a year ago, on May 26, 2021. If the weather is clear, millions of skywatchers in …

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James Webb Space Telescope's optical alignment "perfect," NASA says

James Webb Space Telescope’s optical alignment “perfect,” NASA says

Four-and-a-half months after the James Webb Space Telescope‘s Christmas Day launchingengineers have achieved near-perfect alignment of its complex optical system, setting the stage for final instrument calibrations and the release of the first showcase science images in July, officials said Monday. “I’m delighted to report that the telescope alignment has been completed with performance even …

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NASA reveals 1,600 ft asteroid will make 'close approach' in six days

NASA reveals 1,600 ft asteroid will make ‘close approach’ in six days

Earth is braced for a close brush with a massive asteroid bigger than the Empire State Building in a matter of days. NASA has been keeping an eye on the rock and has revealed it’ll be a “close approach” in space terms. Thankfully, it will still be well over 3.5 million miles away, so there’s …

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NASA reveals 1,600 ft asteroid will make 'close approach' in six days

NASA reveals 1,600 ft asteroid will make ‘close approach’ in six days

Earth is braced for a close brush with a massive asteroid bigger than the Empire State Building in a matter of days. NASA has been keeping an eye on the rock and has revealed it’ll be a “close approach” in space terms. Thankfully, it will still be well over 3.5 million miles away, so there’s …

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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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Listen to eerie sounds from echoing black holes

Listen to eerie sounds from echoing black holes

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Millions of elusive black holes hide in plain sight across the Milky Way galaxy, only giving away their presence occasionally through bursts of X-ray light when they feed on stars. Astronomers have been …

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NASA's mega moon rocket will get another prelaunch test in June

NASA’s mega moon rocket will get another prelaunch test in June

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The Artemis I mega moon rocket is gearing up for another attempt of its final prelaunch test in June, according to NASA officials. The NASA team is preparing to roll the 322-foot-tall (98-meter-tall) …

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