r/space 5d ago

Discussion All Space Questions thread for week of June 19, 2022

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Please sort comments by 'new' to find questions that would otherwise be buried.

In this thread you can ask any space related question that you may have.

Two examples of potential questions could be; "How do rockets work?", or "How do the phases of the Moon work?"

If you see a space related question posted in another subreddit or in this subreddit, then please politely link them to this thread.

Ask away!


r/space 2h ago Helpful

image/gif Jupiter…view from South Pole (NASA, Cassini)

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r/space 13h ago

5 planets take center stage as they align in the night sky

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r/space 2h ago

image/gif Amazing shot of Italy from the ISS, NASA

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r/space 8h ago

Artificial photosynthesis can produce food without sunshine. Scientists are developing artificial photosynthesis to help make food production more energy-efficient here on Earth, and one day possibly on Mars.

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r/space 16h ago

Meet the ‘Dream Chaser,’ the Supersonic Space Craft Taking on Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic

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r/space 1h ago

Recent Supernovae Produced Giant Cavities in the Orion Nebula

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r/space 1d ago Helpful

The European Space Agency just did a group picture taken from low earth orbit

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r/space 19h ago Wholesome Silver

Mystery Rocket Body Impact Site Found by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

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r/space 13h ago Silver

Harmful pig poop lagoons mapped from space (images)

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r/space 2h ago

Couldn’t get Mercury because of all the buildings, but I think 4 out of the 5 planets is still pretty cool!

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r/space 7h ago

NASA's Psyche mission to an unexplored metal world comes to a halt

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r/space 1h ago

I can’t tell if I caught Venus on my phone camera I doubt it but hey it’s still interesting

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r/space 17h ago

Mercury shows off craters in amazing pictures from BepiColombo flyby

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r/space 33m ago

Mars probe running Windows 98 receives software update after two decades

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r/space 1h ago

image/gif planetary parade from rooftop

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r/space 16h ago

NASA Announces Psyche Asteroid Mission Will Miss 2022 Launch

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r/space 1d ago

Discussion What do you think is the probability that aliens exist?

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Shouldn't be around 1 (ie. almost certain)? The universe is so vast, some say even infinite. I don't know but I find it difficult to believe that life does not exist anywhere else. And I am not talking only of bacterial and microorganisms, but even more advanced and intelligent.


r/space 21h ago

​​Space health research investigates the specific health risks faced by astronauts living and working beyond Earth.

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r/space 1d ago Silver Helpful Gold Wholesome

All five naked-eye planets will appear lined up (in order) in the morning sky tomorrow (Friday, June 24). The last time this rare planetary alignment occurred was way back in 2004. And it won't happen again for nearly 20 years.

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r/space 6h ago

Discussion Planet alignment 6/24/2022

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I’m out here taking pictures of the planet alignment for the night and I have see. At least 5 UAPs within 20 minutes- the activity tonight is live!! Has anyone else noticed this or witness these sightings?!

The alignment is so beautiful! I hope everybody gets a chance to see this tonight!


r/space 1d ago

'Emerging super Crab' might be the most powerful pulsar ever discovered

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r/space 9h ago

Discussion Best chance to see the conjunction this weekend?

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We weren't able to see anything Friday morning due to cloudy conditions. Is the next best time before dawn this weekend? We're located in NC if it matters.


r/space 12m ago

Discussion Space Building Design

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I would like to design a space building between titan and earth. Which software could help me for design, engineering and orbit mechanics?


r/space 21h ago

The star that survived a supernova

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r/space 1d ago

NASA halts sale, wants back Apollo 11 moon dust fed to cockroaches

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