NASA captures rare asteroid worth 70,000 times world economy | Daily Sabah

U.S. space agency NASA has captured a rare asteroid the size of Massachusetts orbiting between Mars and Jupiter – valued at $10,000 quadrillion. A metallic rarity,16 Psyche was discovered back in 1852 with NASA’s Hubble Telescope finally offering citizens of Earth a closer glimpse. https://www.dailysabah.com/life/science/nasa-captures-rare-asteroid-worth-70000-times-world-economy

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Ten Things to Know About Bennu

NASA’s first mission to return a sample NASA’s first mission to return a sample from an ancient asteroid arrived at its target, the asteroid Bennu, on Dec. 3, 2018. This mission, the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, is a seven-year long voyage set to conclude upon the delivery to Earth of at […]

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SpaceX’s Starman and Elon Musk’s Tesla just made their 1st Mars flyby | Space

Starman got less than 5 million miles from the Red Planet. Starman just cruised by Mars for the first time. The spacesuit-clad mannequin is “driving” SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster, which launched in February 2018 on the debut flight of the company’s powerful Falcon Heavy rocket. And the duo just hit a big […]

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Rosetta spacecraft detects unexpected ultraviolet aurora at a comet

Data from Southwest Research Institute-led instruments aboard ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft have helped reveal auroral emissions in the far ultraviolet around a comet for the first time. At Earth, auroras are formed when charged particles from the Sun follow our planet’s magnetic field lines to the north and south poles. There, solar particles strike atoms and molecules in […]

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US Space Force developing a strategy to improve satellite communications

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. Space Force builds out its fiscal 2022 budget, the nascent service is developing a new strategy to govern how it builds and leases satellite communications and services, Lt. Gen. Bill Liquori explained during the Defense News Conference Sept. 9. The strategy follows the Enterprise SATCOM Vision the Space Force released in […]

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The big Delta IV Heavy rocket will try to loft a classified mission tonight – Ars Technica

Is anyone ready to see a heavy-lift rocket take flight? Especially one that creates a giant fireball mere seconds before liftoff? United Launch Alliance’s largest booster, the Delta IV Heavy, has not launched since January, 2019. Now the big rocket—the second-most-powerful launch vehicle in the world after SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy—is back on the pad to loft a […]

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