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NASA to retire the International Space Station by crashing it into the Pacific Ocean

NASA intends to keep operating the International Space Station until the end of 2030, after which the ISS would be crashed into a remote part of the Pacific Ocean known as Point Nemo, according to newly published plans outlining its future. In the International Space Station Transition Report, NASA said the plan was for the […]

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James Webb telescope arrives at final position in space to observe the universe

Thirty days after it was launched, the James Webb telescope has arrived at the position in space where it will observe the Universe. The Lagrange Point 2, as it’s known, is a million miles (1.5 million km) from Earth on its nightside. Webb was finally nudged into an orbit around this location thanks to a […]

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Tonga underwater volcano eruption was hundreds of times more powerful than WW2 Hiroshima atomic bombing

A volcanic eruption in Tonga that triggered a tsunami was hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bomb the US dropped on Hiroshima during World War Two, Nasa says. The eruption “obliterated” a volcanic island north of the Tongan capital Nuku’alofa, the agency said. Tonga says more than four-fifths of the population has been […]

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‘DON’T LOOK UP!’ Kilometer-wide asteroid known as 7482 (1994 PC1) to flyby Earth next week

An asteroid estimated to be a kilometer wide will fly by Earth on January 18. It will pass within 1.2 million miles of our planet, moving at 47,344 miles per hour, according to NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies, which tracks potentially hazardous comets and asteroids that could collide with our planet. The approaching […]

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James Webb Space Telescope successfully opens its gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror panel

The James Webb Space Telescope has completed its two-week-long deployment phase, unfolding its huge, gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror panel as it readies to study every phase of cosmic history. Engineering teams cheered back at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland as NASA announced on Twitter that the final portion of the 6.5-metre (21-foot) mirror […]

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‘Everything is hunky-dory’: NASA’s new space James Webb Space Telescope faces issues

NASA’s newest space telescope is on the verge of completing the riskiest part of its mission — unfolding and tightening a huge sunshade. This comes after ground controllers fixed a pair of problems, officials said Monday. The tennis court-size sunshield on the James Webb Space Telescope is now fully open and in the process of […]

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‘Voyage back to the birth of the Universe’: $10 billion James Webb telescope lifts off

The $10 billion James Webb telescope has left Earth on its mission to show the first stars to light up the Universe. The observatory was lifted skyward by an Ariane rocket from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. Its flight to orbit lasted just under half an hour, with a signal confirming a successful outcome […]

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe makes historic pass through Sun’s atmosphere

U.S space agency’s Parker Solar Probe flew through the outer atmosphere of the Sun — the first time for any spacecraft. The historic feat was achieved by the Parker Solar Probe, which dipped, for just a short while, into a region around our star that scientists call the corona. It occurred in April, but the […]

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Astronauts onboard International Space Station forced to take cover after debris float dangerously close

Astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) were forced to take emergency measures after debris floated dangerously close by. Crew members were instructed to take cover in their docked capsules amid fears of a collision with the “space junk”. The US Space Command said it is currently tracking the field of debris, believed to […]

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NASA’s Artemis moon mission delayed to 2025 due to funding shortfall and landing vehicle lawsuit

The first Nasa mission since 1972 to put humans on the Moon’s surface has been pushed back by one year to 2025. Few observers expected Nasa to make the previous 2024 date, because of a funding shortfall and a lawsuit over the landing vehicle. But the space agency’s chief Bill Nelson confirmed the delay in […]

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Four astronauts returning to Earth aboard SpaceX capsule to wear diapers due to broken toilet

Astronauts aboard the SpaceX capsule coming home Monday will have an extra challenge to deal with – no working toilet. The four members on SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavor will be wearing diapers as they splash down. The crew for this mission, known as Crew-2, has been at the International Space Station since April, and have […]

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SpaceX Inspiration4: Amateur astronauts blast off on their private mission to orbit

Four amateur astronauts blasted off from Florida on their private mission to orbit. The Inspiration4 crew, comprising one billionaire and three “ordinary citizens”, rode out of the Kennedy Space Center in a Dragon capsule provided by the SpaceX rocket company. The quartet will spend the next three days circling the Earth. Following this latest mission, […]