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NASA says a meteorite the size of the Great Pyramid will hit Earth on May 6

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What would you do if a massive asteroid was coming our way? We’ve all likely enacted disaster movie scenarios in our heads. Thankfully though, we won’t have to witness one on May 6, despite recent reports to the contrary. The reports came over the weekend with news that NASA had estimated a space rock the size of …

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NASA calls off 3rd attempt to fuel up Artemis 1 moon rocket

NASA calls off 3rd attempt to fuel up Artemis 1 moon rocket

The third attempt was not the charm for NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar mission. Today (April 14), the space agency canceled the last attempt to load fuel for the enormous Artemis 1. space launch system (SLS), a crucial part of the mission’s “wet dress rehearsal” at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Artemis 1 Team members detected …

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China’s Mars rover completes its first 60 Martian days on an alien world

Scientists from China presented the first detailed analysis of the Zhurong rover’s findings on Mars, the country’s first rover to reach the red planet. In a press statement, the scientists explained that they found the first “notable evidence of relatively strong topography” as well as a “surface shaped by wind and potentially by water.” Their findings …

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Everything we know about The Mandalorian season 3

Everything we know about The Mandalorian season 3

The Mandalorian season 3 is supposed to release this year, but with no trailer and little information on the future of Grogu and Mando’s adventures, we thought we’d break down everything we know about The Mandalorian’s latest adventures. The latest episode of The Mandalorian was absolute Star Wars heaven for fans. The hype surrounding it …

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On This Day in Space! March 6, 1986: Vega 1 flies by Halley’s Comet

On This Day in Space! March 6, 1986: Vega 1 flies by Halley's Comet

On March 6, 1986, the Soviet Union’s Vega 1 spacecraft flew by Halley’s Comet. Vega 1 was the first of five missions to fly by Halley’s Comet in the same month. This fleet of spaceships has been called the “Halley Armada”. Related: Halley’s Comet Photos Through History Because Halley’s Comet only appears once every 75 …

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Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starlink asked to block Russian news sources by some governments

Elon Musk says SpaceX's Starlink asked to block Russian news sources by some governments

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said Saturday that his company won’t block access to Russian media sources on its Starlink internet system despite requests from some governments.  “Starlink has been told by some governments (not Ukraine) to block Russian news sources,” Musk wrote on Twitter Saturday (March 5). “We will not do so unless at gunpoint.”  …

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Elon Musk says SpaceX focusing on cyber defense after some Starlink signals jammed near Ukraine conflict areas

Elon Musk says SpaceX focusing on cyber defense after some Starlink signals jammed near Ukraine conflict areas

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Friday that his company is now focusing on cyber defense and overcoming signal jamming of its Starlink internet satellites amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. . Musk and SpaceX sent Starlink terminals to Ukraine at the request of a government official after the Russian invasion disrupted internet service …

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in satellite photos

Russia's invasion of Ukraine in satellite photos

(Image credit: Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies) Luninets Air Base in Belarus as seen on Feb. 14, 2022.  “Su-25 ground attack aircraft (total of 32), helicopters, an S-400 air defense unit, ground force equipment and a UAV/drone unit are seen at Luninets airfield (location: 52.276, 26.780), approximately 50 kilometers [31 miles] north of the border …

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British rocket startup’s staff helping defend Dnipro, Ukraine’s space city

British rocket startup's staff helping defend Dnipro, Ukraine's space city

Ukrainian employees of the U.K.-headquartered rocket company Skyrora are helping to defend the space city of Dnipro as it braces for air strikes, while the company’s Ukraine-born CEO admits that “there is nothing we can realistically do for them right now.” Volodymyr Levykin, a Ukraine-born tech entrepreneur, spoke to Space.com on Wednesday (March 2), the …

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