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Hubble and Web images reveal that the effect of DART was greater than expected

Hubble and Web images reveal that the effect of DART was greater than expected

The James Webb and Hubble telescopes on Thursday revealed their first images of a spacecraft that deliberately collided with an asteroid, with astronomers noting that the impact appears to be much larger than expected. Global telescopes set their sights on the space rock Demorphos earlier this week to conduct a historic test of Earth’s ability …

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SpaceX and NASA are looking into launching Dragon to serve the Hubble Space Telescope

SpaceX and NASA are looking into launching Dragon to serve the Hubble Space Telescope

Astronauts could visit the Hubble Space Telescope again one day, this time on a private spacecraft. Hubble It launched into Earth orbit in April 1990 and received five groups of visitors over the next two decades. These crews of astronauts, who arrived on NASA’s space shuttle missions, have repeatedly repaired, maintained and upgraded the iconic …

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An ‘exceptionally rare’ meteorite impact crater found in the Twin Cities metro

An ‘exceptionally rare’ meteorite impact crater found in the Twin Cities metro

An exceptionally rare meteorite crater was discovered in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, and its size indicates that if it had struck today, it would have wiped out a massive portion of the Twin Cities. The crater was discovered several hundred feet underground by researchers from the University of Minnesota Geological Survey (MGS). It is the …

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An ‘exceptionally rare’ meteorite impact crater found in the Twin Cities metro

An ‘exceptionally rare’ meteorite impact crater found in the Twin Cities metro

An exceptionally rare meteorite crater was discovered in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, and its size indicates that if it had struck today, it would have wiped out a massive portion of the Twin Cities. The crater was discovered several hundred feet underground by researchers from the University of Minnesota Geological Survey (MGS). It is the …

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James Webb Telescope reveals ‘bones’ of a distant galaxy in stunning new image

A new image taken by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has revealed the hidden gaseous ‘bones’ structure of a distant galaxy – and it’s absolutely stunning. The cosmic knot of gas, dust and stars belongs to the spiral galaxy IC 5332 is located in the constellation Sculptor, more than 29 million light-years from Earth. …

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DART asteroid crash seen by James Webb, Hubble Space Telescopes (photos)

The James Webb Space Telescope and its older counterpart, Hubble, photographed the impact of the asteroid-smashing NASA DART probe on the space rock Demorphos on Monday (September 26). The observations were the first mission performed by the two space telescopes simultaneously, according to NASA, and their collaboration will reveal new information about the devastating asteroid. …

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Update: SpaceX and NASA to study a potential re-enhancement mission for the Hubble Space Telescope

Update at 5:30PM EST on September 29th: NASA and SpaceX announced today that they are conducting a feasibility study on the potential use of the Dragon spacecraft to augment and possibly serve the orbit of the Hubble Space Telescope. Check back soon for a story detailing this study. You can listen to the press conference …

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Consequences of asteroid crashes: Why is Europe sending a probe to DART-hit Demorphos?

ESA’s Hera mission will reach the binary asteroid system Didymos more than four years after NASA’s DART probe collided with one of its two space rocks. By then, all the dust from the experimental collision will have settled, allowing Hera and its accompanying cubes to transform the Didymus duo into the best-explored space rocks in …

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