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Opinion – Point: The Webb Telescope Is a Bargain – Inside Sources

Photo: Mirror Assembly for the James Webb Space Telescope (Courtesy NASA) Those spectacular pictures of galaxies forming at a time very near the origin of the universe from the James Webb Space Telescope came at a pretty price: $9.7 billion, to be precise. It is fair to ask, “Is the Webb telescope project worth the

Russia

Russia To Drop Out of International Space Station After 2024 – Associated Press

Russia will pull out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country’s new space chief said Tuesday amid high tensions between Moscow and the West over the fighting in Ukraine. The announcement, while not unexpected, throws into question the future of the 24-year-old space station, with

Space

Baby stars, dancing galaxies: NASA shows new cosmic views – Associated Press

This image provided by NASA on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, shows Stephan’s Quintet, a visual grouping of five galaxies captured by the Webb Telescope’s Mid-Infrared Instrument A sparkling landscape of baby stars. A foamy blue and orange view of a dying star. Five galaxies in a cosmic dance. The splendors of the universe glowed in

Science

NAU scientist joins extended OSIRIS-REx mission to visit another asteroid

Image: Artist’s rendering of the OSIRIS-APEX spacecraft firing thrusters near the surface of the asteroid Apophis. Credit: Heather Roper, NASA graphic designer Because of the potential to deepen our understanding of the solar system and beyond, NASA this week extended the missions of eight of its spacecraft, including OSIRIS-REx—and NAU planetary geologist Chris Haberle will be one

Science

World’s space achievements a bright spot in stressful 2020

Astronauts blasted into orbit from the U.S. for the first time in nearly a decade, three countries sent spacecraft hurtling toward Mars, and robotic explorers grabbed rocks from the moon and gravel from an asteroid for return to Earth. Space provided moments of hope and glory in an otherwise difficult, stressful year. It promises to

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