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Smacked asteroid's debris trail more than 6,000 miles long

Oct. 04, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The asteroid that got smacked by a NASA spacecraft is now being trailed by thousands of miles of debris from the impact. Astronomers captured the scene millions of miles away with a telescope in Chile. Their remarkable observation two days after last...

Iran says it launched test 'tug' into suborbital space

Oct. 04, 2022 06:13 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state media said Tuesday the government has launched a space tug capable of shifting satellites between orbits. State TV said the Saman test spacecraft was built by the country’s Space Research Center and launched Monday by the Defense Ministry. ...

Space telescopes capture asteroid slam with striking clarity

Sep. 29, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world now has stunning new photos of this week’s asteroid strike, the first planetary defense test of its kind. NASA on Thursday released pictures of the dramatic event taken by the Hubble and Webb space telescopes. A few hours...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Sep. 29, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. September 27, 2022. Editorial: A Giant Leap Toward Protecting The Earth For some people, it probably wasn’t earthshaking news — and if all goes as hoped, that will be the point. Monday, a NASA probe crashed into a small...

NASA spacecraft buzzes Jupiter moon Europa, closest in years

Sep. 29, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Juno spacecraft has made the closest approach to Jupiter’s tantalizing, icy moon Europa in more than 20 years. Juno on Thursday zipped within approximately 219 miles (352 kilometers) of Europa, thought to have an ocean flowing beneath its...

3 Russian cosmonauts return safely from Intl Space Station

Sep. 29, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Three Russian cosmonauts returned safely Thursday from a mission to the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft carrying Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveyev and Sergey Korsakov touched down softly at 4:57 p.m. at a designated site in the steppes of...

Albania secures 2 satellites to monitor territory from space

Sep. 29, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania on Thursday reached a three-year agreement with an American company for a dedicated satellite constellation to provide the country with satellite imagery capabilities across its territory. The Albanian government signed the $6 million (6.2 million...

3 Russian cosmonauts return safely from mission to International Space Station

Sep. 29, 2022 07:07 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — 3 Russian cosmonauts return safely from mission to International Space Station.

NASA moon rocket back in hangar, launch unlikely until Nov.

Sep. 27, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

NASA’s moon rocket returned to the safety of its hangar Tuesday as Hurricane Ian approached Florida, its launch now unlikely before mid-November. Instead of trying to send it on its first test flight, the launch team moved the 322-foot (98-meter) rocket off the pad at Kennedy...

Bam! NASA spacecraft crashes into asteroid in defense test

Sep. 26, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft rammed an asteroid at blistering speed Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock menaces Earth. The galactic slam occurred at a harmless asteroid 7 million miles (11.3 million kilometers) away, with the...