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Celebrate Hubble’s 30th Birthday by Gazing Into This Shimmering Stellar Expanse

It was on this day in 1990 that the Space Shuttle Discovery deposited the Hubble Space Telescope into low Earth orbit. To commemorate this important anniversary, NASA and the European Space Agency have released this stunning Hubble image of two nearby nebulae—vast expanses of clouds and dust in which stars are born.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Celebrate Hubble’s 30th Birthday by Gazing Into This Shimmering Stellar Expanse

It was on this day in 1990 that the Space Shuttle Discovery deposited the Hubble Space Telescope into low Earth orbit. To commemorate this important anniversary, NASA and the European Space Agency have released this stunning Hubble image of two nearby nebulae—vast expanses of clouds and dust in which stars are born.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Two Satellites Could Smash Into Each Other Over the U.S. Tonight

A pair of decommissioned satellites are at risk of colliding later today, potentially producing hundreds if not thousands of new pieces of space debris. Regardless of what happens, however, this incident illustrates our dire need for sensible space management practices. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellites Are Already Causing a Headache for Astronomers

Astronomers at a Chilean observatory were rudely interrupted earlier this week when a SpaceX satellite train consisting of 60 Starlink satellites drifted overhead, in what scientists are apparently going to have to accept as the new normal. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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