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NASA Is Going Back to the Moon

  NASA's 1st Moon Rocket Mission Since Apollo                                                Source:  NASA Artemis 1 Artemis 1 NASA is making a return to the Moon.  The NASA Artemis 1 mission will be launched in February 2022.  It will contain the latest, next-generation of deep space exploration technologies for Artemis 1 to explore on and around the Moon.  NASA will use it huge and powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket to reach the Moon.  The SLS rocket is 332 feet tall!  The Apollo missions officially ended in 1975.  NASA is investing a great deal of technology, strategic goals and NASA agency scientific aspirations into their newest venture to the Moon.  Integrated Testing Underway for Take-off This mission will be conducted without any human crew onboard.  What NASA calls final integrated tests are now taking place.  The tests include interface verification, total end to end communications systems, specific engineering programs and much more.  The technology involved is aw


Astronomers Spot 4 "Edge-Brightened Discs" in Deep Space Source:  Image of Deep Space Space:  What's Up There? Four mystery objects have been spotted by astronomers in deep space.  The global team of astronomers say they've never seen anything like these objects before.  Astronomers from the Royal College of Canada and Queens University, along with a team in Australia, discovered the objects using massive radio telescopes.  They describe them as "edge-brightened discs", two are relatively close together and space objects "never probed before."  These are incredible discoveries delivered by highly advanced, massive telescope technologies. Deep Space Mystery  This discovery is one of the biggest mysteries in the universe.  Astronomers are asking:  What Are They?  According to the team that discovered them:  "We speculate they may be spherical shock waves from an extra-galactic event or a remnant from a radio galaxy viewed end-


New World Being Created in a Swirling Orange Disc Source:  European Space Agency  Creation of a Planet Deep in Space Astronomers have discovered a new planet being born inside a swirling orange disc surrounding a distant young star.  And, the team of international astronomers who discovered it say this is the first time that humanity has witnessed the birth of a planet.  They add this discovery will help them to better understand how planets come to exist around stars. Celestial Creation As you can see in the picture, the new planet is forming in the very bright yellow twist in the inner region of the orange, swirling disc that surrounds the young star AV Aurigae.  It was spotted by the European Space Agency's European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in northern Chile. 520 Light Years Away The birth of the new planet is taking place 520 light years from Earth.  Lead astronomer Anthony Boccaletti of the Observatoire de Paris in France says the image shows