May 26, 2021   SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, May 26 for the next Falcon 9 launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The instantaneous window is at 2:59 p.m. EDT, or 18:59 UTC, and a backup opportunity is available on Thursday, May 27 at 2:37 p.m. EDT, or…

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Total Eclipse of the Supermoon on May 26 (video)

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  The full moon will sweep through the dark umbral shadow of the Earth on May 26, 2021, this will cause a total eclipse of the moon. The full moon is closest of 2021, it will be the closest and the brightest full moon of the year… it is called a supermoon. For those living in western North America, the eclipse will…

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NASA, ESA, JAXA Host Hackathon to Study COVID-19’s Environmental Effects


The measures countries have taken in response to COVID-19, ranging from large-scale lockdowns to the mass deployment of personal protective equipment, have resulted in environmental effects. To study those, NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will host an Earth Observation Dashboard Hackathonfrom June 23-29, taking advantage of powerful Earth observation tools.   During the…

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What were those lights in the sky above Arizona? (video)

Earlier this month, many witnesses saw an array of lights streaking above the sky in perfect formation. The lights move too quickly to be a star and are too perfectly aligned to be a meteor shower, so what was it? Well, it wasn’t aliens.. It was the SpaceX Starlink satellite array, a part of the Starlink Constellation. On the evening…

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FDA Approves First Targeted Therapy for Subset of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Rybrevant (amivantamab-vmjw) as the first treatment for adult patients with non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors have specific types of genetic mutations: epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 20 insertion mutations. The FDA also approved the Guardant360 CDx (Guardant Health Inc.) as a companion diagnostic for Rybrevant today. “Advances in precision oncology continue…

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Natural Radio Signal Discovered in Venus’ Atmosphere (video)

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On May 3, 2021, NASA announced a discovery in the atmosphere of Venus. According to new measurements from the Parker Solar Probe, an unexpected natural radio signal was detected emitting from Venus’ ionosphere. It was discovered while the probe was using the planet as a “gravity slingshot” for the close to the sun approach. The Parker Solar Probe is a NASA Space Probe that was…

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Parker Solar Probe Discovers Natural Radio Emission in Venus’ Atmosphere

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During a brief swing by Venus, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe detected a natural radio signal that revealed the spacecraft had flown through the planet’s upper atmosphere. This was the first direct measurement of the Venusian atmosphere in nearly 30 years — and it looks quite different from Venus past. A study published today confirms that Venus’ upper atmosphere undergoes puzzling changes over…

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    WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden joined Amtrak executives for a ceremony to pay homage to the past and share Amtrak’s bold vision for the future. Streamed live today from Gray 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, the ceremony highlighted the remarkable contributions of Amtrak employees past and present as well as ambitious plans to expand and improve rail service for…

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Long March 5B Re-entry, falls into Indian Ocean (video)

  Debris from a large Chinese rocket stage fell into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives, late May 8, as people around the world waited and watched for signs of the fiery reentry of the country’s Long March 5B, empty core stage, in the skies above. Remnants from the roughly 30-meter-long, five-meter-wide empty core stage fell into the Indian Ocean…

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