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How to photograph a rocket launch

July 6, 2018 For the past 13 years, I've photographed some challenging subjects, but rarely do I get the chance to capture a 224-foot-long metal spout that explodes with 5 million pounds of pressure. Not until we arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral in April, where a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket dropped on the launch plate ready …

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The sky of the week in brief, July 6 – 14

Regulus has drawn near Venus, boasting it with more than 100 times. Mercury, 15 ° to Venus on the right, is quite easy to see if you catch it at the right time. Venus and Regulus in conjunction. Aldebaran only emerges from the glow of the sunrise when the descending moon disturbs it or goes close to it (depending on …

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Asteroid News: Spacebergs formed from ancient alien worlds

Remarkable new research has shown that 85% of 200,000 asteroids in the inner belt come from these planets that never made it to adulthood. Researchers from the University of Florida found that these space stones came from fragmentation or eruption, of the old smaller planets that were four billion years ago. It is also possible that the remaining 15% comes …

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Trending Science: Could one of Saturn's moons support life? | News | CORDIS

The discovery of complex molecules from one of Saturn's moons suggests that it could support life. © Dotted Yeti, Shutterstock For years, the scientific community has been exploring the galaxy's far reaches, searching for exoplanets with any signs of alien life. In 2017, NASA provided new evidence that Saturn's Enceladus was one of the two most likely places to find …

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