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NASA astronaut Bob Behnken tweets breathtaking pictures of the ‘boundary between night and day’
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NASA astronaut Bob Behnken tweets breathtaking pictures of the ‘boundary between night and day’

A number of the Flat Earthers took to the comment section questioning the authenticity of the photo, which shows that the Earth is round.

Eau de Space: Starting October, you could smell like space with both feet on Earth
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Eau de Space: Starting October, you could smell like space with both feet on Earth

The scent was reportedly created by NASA a decade ago to help astronauts train before launching in orbit.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully launches new GPS satellite for US Space Force
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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully launches new GPS satellite for US Space Force

The GPS satellite launched on this flight has better capabilities and security and has the potential to impact four billion users around the world.

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy, Bob Behnken to take part in second spacewalk at 5 pm IST today: How to watch it live
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NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy, Bob Behnken to take part in second spacewalk at 5 pm IST today: How to watch it live

The spacewalk is being conducted to swap out six nickel-hydrogen batteries with three lithium-ion batteries and will last six-seven hours.

EU to get serious about its space ventures; will plough in more money in order to keep up with Chinese, US ambitions
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EU to get serious about its space ventures; will plough in more money in order to keep up with Chinese, US ambitions

The EU budget will be used to support new technology to launch rockets, including reusable ones, said European Commissioner Thierry Breton.

Solar eclipses on Mars recreated based on data, visuals from NASA's Curiosity rover
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Solar eclipses on Mars recreated based on data, visuals from NASA's Curiosity rover

Though the Red Planet has two moons – Phobos and Deimos – neither is large enough to completely cover the Sun's disk.

Coronavirus Outbreak: NASA develops a PULSE pendant that is supposed to help keep your hands away from your face
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Coronavirus Outbreak: NASA develops a PULSE pendant that is supposed to help keep your hands away from your face

The PULSE pendant is supposed to be “simple and affordable” technology that can be easily replicated so that it can be widely distributed.

NASA's planetary scientist create a simulation to show how the different sunsets looks like on various planets
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NASA's planetary scientist create a simulation to show how the different sunsets looks like on various planets

The sunset on Uranus is a bright blue colour that fades to royal blue with hints of turquoise due to the interaction of sunlight with the atmosphere.

The search for Pluto’s successor continues with Rubin Observatory, could Planet X be the answer?   
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The search for Pluto’s successor continues with Rubin Observatory, could Planet X be the answer?  

The Rubin observatory, will start functioning in 2022, has a giant telescope that will help find the ninth planet of our solar sytem.

NASA will debut AI system on Mars rovers to direct the search for life on the Red planet and beyond
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NASA will debut AI system on Mars rovers to direct the search for life on the Red planet and beyond

By using AI to do an initial analysis of the data after it's collected but before it's sent to Earth, NASA can optimise what they receive which increases the scientific value of missions.

NASA announces ‘Lunar Loo Challenge’ to come up with best space toilet for its future lander
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NASA announces ‘Lunar Loo Challenge’ to come up with best space toilet for its future lander

The contest began on 25 June and the winner will get $35,000 in total prizes along with public recognition and a winner's certificate.

Astronomers discover new planet as big as Neptune using NASA's TESS and Spitzer space telescopes
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Astronomers discover new planet as big as Neptune using NASA's TESS and Spitzer space telescopes

The study reveals that the planet is up to 58 times as massive as the Earth and completes an orbit every 8.5 days.

NASA defers launch of Perseverance Mars rover to 22 July after contamination breach
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NASA defers launch of Perseverance Mars rover to 22 July after contamination breach

The Perseverance rover mission will still make the same launch window, after the scheduled launch moved by two days from 20 July.

NASA planning to fly  Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars to prove that powered-flight is possible on a planet other than Earth
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NASA planning to fly Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars to prove that powered-flight is possible on a planet other than Earth

Ingenuity's has an antenna, solar panel, landing legs and two rotors which makes deploying it a challenge.

NASA will allow SpaceX to reuse its Crew Dagon spaceships, Falcon 9 boosters to fly astronauts to the ISS
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NASA will allow SpaceX to reuse its Crew Dagon spaceships, Falcon 9 boosters to fly astronauts to the ISS

ASA states that a contract modification allows the extension of the Crew Dragon's Demo-2 test flight from two weeks to up to 119 days.

Virgin Galactic, NASA to work jointly on private tourism, space station visits
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Virgin Galactic, NASA to work jointly on private tourism, space station visits

For NASA, private partnerships with companies like Virgin Galactic and SpaceX are helping revive its own human missions.

Hubble captures stars in a pair of nebulas puff out unprecedented jets of gas in images
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Hubble captures stars in a pair of nebulas puff out unprecedented jets of gas in images

Researchers found unprecedented levels of complexity and rapid changes in jets and gas bubbles emanating from both these nebulas.

'Infant magnetar': 240 yo neutron star spotted after recent X-ray burst, youngest recorded
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'Infant magnetar': 240 yo neutron star spotted after recent X-ray burst, youngest recorded

It has a magnetic field 1,000 times stronger than a typical neutron star and some 100 million times stronger than the most powerful artificial magnets.

There are around six billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way galaxy, say scientists
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There are around six billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way galaxy, say scientists

To be considered Earth-like, a planet must be rocky, roughly Earth-sized and orbiting Sun-like stars and should orbit in the habitable zones of its star.

NASA New Horizons spacecraft returns stunning images of previously unseen 'parallax effect'
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NASA New Horizons spacecraft returns stunning images of previously unseen 'parallax effect'

The spacecraft has observed how Proxima Centauri and Wolf 359 appear in different positions than when observed from Earth than deep space.