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This week in rocket history, we have a groundbreaking mission in x-ray astronomy involving the Space Shuttle Columbia.
When launch schedule announcements are not forthcoming, our team uses Notices to Airmen to determine possible locations and dates for launches.
In an open letter, Jeff Bezos has offered NASA $2 billion of support from Blue Origin if his company can be part of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon.
NASA announced that NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft will launch on a commercial launch vehicle, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, in 2024.
Understanding the composition of exoplanetary atmospheres is the next wave of study, as scientists work to analyze temperatures, clouds, and rainfall using better spectrographic instruments.
A short gamma-ray burst observed for just 0.65 seconds in 2020 turns out to have been a long gamma-ray burst cut short, lacking the energy to sustain itself.
Using both archival and recent spectrographic data taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have discovered water vapor in the atmosphere of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede.
A new image released from the Hubble Space Telescope has provided scientists with another spectacular example of gravitational lensing.
Thanks to an instrument at the Very Large Telescope, astronomers have been able to make out planetary nebulae in a galaxy 110 million light-years away.