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Space Launch System Performs a Dramatic Hot Fire Test, Blasting With all 4 Engines at Once

NASA accomplished a major milestone today when it conducted a Hot Fire Test of the SLS Core Stage, firing all four of its engines at once.

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The UK is Considering Nuclear Propulsion in Space

The UK Space Agency recently contracted with the British Rolls Royce company to research nuclear propulsion, which could allow for all kinds of deep-space missions!

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James Webb Unfolds Sunshield

It's almost time. Soon the James Webb Space Telescope will be on its way to the Sun/Earth L2 Lagrange point and will begin its at least 5-year science mission. Really, it's going to happen. Despite several delays since the program began in 1996 and a budget that has exceeded the original by several billion dollars, …

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Thanks to Perseverance, We’re Finally Going to Hear What Mars Sounds Like

Many consider the various rovers we've sent to Mars as the next best thing to sending a geologist to the Red Planet. Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity have carried all the necessary equipment similar to what human geologists use on Earth, and are able to navigate the terrain, “see” the landscape with the various cameras, pick …

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NASA Has Given Up on Trying to Deploy InSight’s Mole

It’s always a sad day when a mission comes to an end. And it’s even sadder when the mission never really got going in the first place. That’s where we’re at with NASA’s InSight lander. The entire mission isn’t over, but the so-called Mole, the instrument designed and built by Germany’s DLR, has been pronounced …

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Mars is Still an Active World. Here’s a Landslide in Nili Fossae

A image released by the MRO mission shows a landslide near the location where the Perseverance rover will land, illustrating how Mars is still a active world.

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Astronomers see a Hint of the Gravitational Wave Background to the Universe

Astronomers have found evidence of faint gravitational waves using an array of pulsars in our galaxy.

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The Roman Space Telescope’s Version of the Hubble Deep Field Will Cover a 100x Larger Area of the Sky

Remember the Hubble Deep Field? And its successor the Hubble Ultra Deep Field? We sure do here at Universe Today. How could we forget them? Well, just as the Hubble Space Telescope has successors, so do two of its most famous images. And those successors will come from one of Hubble’s successors, NASA’s Roman Space …

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