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SpaceX launches 4 astronauts to space station, beginning new era for NASA - CBS News
NASA aims to end reliance on Russia with first operational flight of Crew Dragon spacecraft.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/spacex-crew...


Heat and Dust Help Launch Martian Water High Into the Atmosphere Where Lost to Space - SciTechDaily
Scientists using an instrument aboard NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, spacecraft have discovered that water vapor near the surface of the Red Planet is lofted higher into the atmosphere than anyone expected was possible. There, it is …
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/OR/...


Cable failures endanger renowned Puerto Rico radio telescope - The Associated Press
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The giant, aging cables that support one of the world's largest single-dish radio telescopes are slowly unraveling in this U.S. territory, pushing an observatory...
https://apnews.com/article/puerto-rico-p...


The Leonid meteor shower peaks this week. How to watch the celestial show - CNET
Skywatchers can enjoy a display that lasts all month, with highlights on Monday, Nov. 16 and Tuesday, Nov. 17.
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-2020-leo...


SpaceX, NASA aim for historic launch today: Everything to know about Crew-1 - CNET
A SpaceX Crew Dragon will carry astronauts from NASA and JAXA to space in the first operational mission from US shores since 2011.
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/spacex-and-n...


Strange ‘electron’ object discovered around binary black holes could shed light on dark matter & space-time mysteries - RT
A team of astronomers have discovered a strange object that can exist around a pair of black holes. The discovery could help to unravel the identity of dark matter and reveal the nature of space-time.
https://www.rt.com/news/506788-black-hol...


Scientists Say There is a Chance That Monster Asteroid Apophis Will Hit The Earth - Sputnik International
The celestial body was first spotted in 2004 by astronomers at the Kitt Peak National Observatory located in the United States. Back then scientists predicted that...
https://sputniknews.com/science/20201115...


Astrophysicists reconstruct the Milky Way's family tree - Big Think
A team of astrophysicists uses AI to figure out which clusters of stars merged to become our galaxy.
https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/...


Leonid meteor shower will shoot fireballs across the sky this week - CNN
Fireballs and smaller meteors will streak across the sky on November 16 and 17. That's when the Leonid meteor shower peaks.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/15/world/leo...


Rock of ages … how asteroid dust may reveal secrets of life on Earth - The Guardian
A six-year mission will soon bring back a few grains of soil that could explain how water arrived on our planet
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/MO/...


Starship SN8 hoping for speedy return to testing as additional vehicles line up - NASASpaceflight.com
Following Starship SN8’s eventful Static Fire test, it was feared the test flight would likely…
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/11/...


The Average Temperature of the Universe has Been Getting Hotter and Hotter - Universe Today
A recent study by an international team of scientists shows that the Universe is getting hotter (not cooler) with time!
https://www.universetoday.com/148794/the...


Incredible Images Reveal a Mysteriously Formed Triple Crater on Mars - ScienceAlert
In its 4.6 billion-year-long history, Mars has taken its fair share of punches from hurtling asteroids and careening comets.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/PA/...


First Rocket Lab US launch delayed to 2021 - SpaceNews
The first launch of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket from the U.S. won’t take place until 2021 because of delays with its flight termination system.
https://spacenews.com/first-rocket-lab-u...


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