Boeing Tests Starliner Astronaut Capsule

(NASA/Bill Ingalls)Starliner Capsule | NASA/Bill Ingalls

Boeing has launched its new Starliner astronaut capsule on a test flight from Florida bound for the International Space Station on Thursday. Starliner lifted off a pad at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 6:54 PM, setting off the …

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NASA Helicopter Captures Rover Wreckage on Mars

Fourth EstateNASA’s Perseverance Rover - NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter recently captured the wreckage of the Perseverance rover that descended onto the Martian surface on February 18 of last year. The process of the Perseverance rover’s entry at nearly 12,500 mph (20,000 kph) into the Martian …

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Venus and Jupiter Will Appear to Collide in Annual Planetary Conjunction

Fourth EstateJupiter - Paul Stewart

Venus and Jupiter will appear to collide with each other in the sky at the end of the month. According to EarthSky, Venus will be 0.2 degrees south of Jupiter on April 30, set to continue on their courses by …

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European Space Agency Stops Cooperation with Russian Lunar Missions

The European Space Agency ended cooperation with Russia on three missions to the Moon due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine on Wednesday, following a previous decision to do the same for a Mars mission. The European Space Agency said it …

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NASA Spots ‘Largest Comet Ever Seen’

Fourth EstateNASA imagery of C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein) - NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) spotted the largest icy comet nucleus that astronomers have ever seen as it barrels towards the Earth at 22,000 miles (35,405 kilometers) per hour. NASA estimates that the comet named C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein) …

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NASA’s Hubble Telescope Discover Farthest Star Yet

Fourth EstateEarndel Cluster - NASA

NASA announced that a group of astronomers has identified the furthest star yet discovered, a blue giant that originated nearly 13 billion years ago at the beginning of the cosmos using the Hubble Space Telescope,  The newly discovered star was …

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NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei Goes Home in Russian Space Capsule

(NASA/Bill Ingalls)NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei is seen outside the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft - NASA/Bill Ingalls

Mark Vande Hei, a record-breaking NASA astronaut, is set to return to Earth from the International Space Station on March 30th in a Russian Soyuz rocket along with two Russian cosmonauts. Vande Hei had been on the ISS since April …

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Albert Einstein’s Notes on Theory of Relativity Sold for Over $15 Million at Auction

A rare manuscript with early calculations made by Albert Einstein that led to his general theory of relativity was sold for over €13 million ($15 million) on Nov. 23 at a Paris auction. The 54-page, handwritten document became the most …

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