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Betelgeuse Is Dimming Again – ScienceAlert

Just as you thought it was safe to go back to ignoring Betelgeuse, the red giant star started acting up again. After its first round of dimming, and then brightening, Betelgeuse has now started to dim once again. Moreover, this new dimming is inconsistent with Betelgeuse’s current brightness variation cycle – so, once again, the…

NASA Is Tracking a Vast, Growing Anomaly in Earth’s Magnetic Field – ScienceAlert

NASA is actively monitoring a strange anomaly in Earth’s magnetic field: a giant region of lower magnetic intensity in the skies above the planet, stretching out between South America and southwest Africa. This vast, developing phenomenon, called the South Atlantic Anomaly, has intrigued and concerned scientists for years, and perhaps none more so than NASA…

SpaceX and NASA push next astronaut launch to late October – Teslarati

SpaceX and NASA are ready to send their next team of astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) and October 23rd has been set as the earliest launch date. The mission, named Crew-1, was originally planned for late September. “Crew-1 will launch in late October to accommodate spacecraft traffic for the upcoming Soyuz crew rotation…

Physicist predicts the ‘mindboggling’ number of years before the universe ends – SYFY WIRE

Tick-Tock. Tick-Tock. The universe’s perpetual clock keeps on clicking off the seconds, even in peculiar times such as these, when work weeks seem to fly past like hours and months are a silent blur.  But just to put things into proper perspective for how insignificant our strictly-defined daily blocks of time truly are, one inquisitive scientist has devised a formula to predict…

One of the Most Difficult Missions Humanity Has Ever Undertaken: NASA Establishes Board to Review Mars Sample Return Plans – SciTechDaily

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will store rock and soil samples in sealed tubes on the planet’s surface for future missions to retrieve, as seen in this illustration. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The board will assist with analysis of current plans and goals for one of the most difficult missions humanity has ever undertaken. NASA has established…

Mars helicopter reaches “big milestone” on flight to planet – CBS News

NASA launches mission to Mars NASA launches mission to Mars 01:52 So far, so good for the small helicopter that is poised to become the first to fly in outer space. NASA announced that the Mars Ingenuity helicopter is alive and well and was successfully recharged while in mid-spaceflight.  Ingenuity is currently positioned in the…