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astronaut

astronaut

/ˈæstɹəˌnɑt/
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someone who is trained to travel and work in space
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Reportedly, the astronaut said, "I enjoyed it."

Well, that depends on what you're going to ask the astronauts to do.

The goal is to land U.S. astronauts back on the moon by 2024.

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atmosphere

atmosphere

/ˈætməsˌfɪɹ/
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the different types of gases that surround the earth or other planets
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A new home I spent a month at Moor House, in an atmosphere of warm friendship.

Burning biogas to make electricity is a way to harvest those gases before they enter the atmosphere.

And once the helium is in the atmosphere it easily escapes into space.

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space station

space station

/spˈeɪs stˈeɪʃən/
noun
a large structure used as a long-term base for people to stay in space and conduct research
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SpaceX had also previously lost two Falcon 9 rockets, one during a space station resupply mission in 2015.

We've got commercial crew now and eventually we're going to have commercial space stations themselves.

Any satellite, astronaut or space station in the way though will have a really bad time.

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sunlight

sunlight

/ˈsənˌɫaɪt/
noun
the natural light coming from the sun
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If plants cannot grow straight up, they receive less benefit from the sunlight.

That's because too many trees block winter snows in winter snows reflect sunlight.

Its way to stay alive is to create sugar out of thin air and sunlight.

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moonlight

moonlight

/ˈmunˌɫaɪt/
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the light coming from the moon
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And do you think my hair is like a golden waterfall in the moonlight?"

And do you think my hair is like a golden waterfall in the moonlight?"

I could see him clearly in the moonlight.

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asteroid

asteroid

/ˈæstɝˌɔɪd/
noun
any of the rocky bodies orbiting the sun, ranging greatly in diameter and also found in large numbers between Jupiter and Mars
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It might even have sent a deadly onslaught of asteroids our way.

The night sky could be filled with comets and asteroids raining down on the inner solar system.

Asteroids are millions of trillions of tons of rocks, metals, and ice.

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astronomer

astronomer

/əˈstɹɑnəmɝ/
noun
a scientist who studies or observes planets, stars, and other space phenomena
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Initial launch of SpaceX's Starlink satellites in May of 2019 took astronomers by surprise.

The man who solved the mystery was a Serbian mathematician and astronomer named Milutin Milankovic.

The 260-day sacred tzolkin persisted, but the Maya didn’t maintain a class of astronomerpriests.

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astronomy

astronomy

/əˈstɹɑnəmi/
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a branch of science that studies space, planets, etc.
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It's also popular with the military, firefighters, search and rescue a nd in astronomy.

Check out his astronomy blog here.

You want to learn about astronomy ?

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galaxy

galaxy

/ˈɡæɫəksi/
noun
a large number of star systems bound together by gravitational force
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It's little aliens, like little space galaxy.

If you want to talk about a galaxy far, far away.

but none of those structures and galaxies are gravitationally bound to us.

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to launch

to launch

/ˈɫɔntʃ/
verb
to send an object, such as a satellite, missile, etc., into space
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Rather than launch Smell-O-Vision as the next evolution in entertainment, the film flopped.

And this comes at a good time because last night I actually just launched a new shirt campaign.

And it was the COVID outbreak in the spring of 2020 that launched him to international celebrity status.

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to orbit

to orbit

/ˈɔɹbət/
verb
to move around a star, planet, or a large object in the space
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However, having thousands of new satellites orbiting the Earth comes with its own set of problems.

Instead, tourists would spend five days orbiting the Earth atop SpaceX's crew Dragon capsule.

The beach ball sized satellite was the first manmade object to orbit the Earth.

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rocket

rocket

/ˈɹɑkət/
noun
a jet engine with liquid or solid fuel that is propelled by a burning gas stream
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There's no rocket science in what we are doing here.

The Houston Rockets' very first logo featured a player wearing a rocket pack while twirling a basketball.

It features an R made of a rocket ship.

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satellite

satellite

/ˈsætəˌɫaɪt/
noun
a natural body in space that moves around the earth or other planets
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When satellite data for the region became available, they showed that huge forces had just transformed East Africa.

The Americans are watching the island by satellite, but they don’t want to tell us why.

The mq nine requires a ground station satellite links and maintenance for its high tech hardware and software.

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solar system

solar system

/sˈoʊlɚ sˈɪstəm/
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the sun and the group of planets orbiting around it, including the earth
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Now take the alternative scenario where you move out into the solar system.

Many people live in cities or may not have access to a rooftop where they could install a solar system.

The night sky could be filled with comets and asteroids raining down on the inner solar system.

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spacecraft

spacecraft

/ˈspeɪsˌkɹæft/
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a vehicle designed to travel in space
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Cathleen Lewis: Spacesuits are so expensive because they're complex, human-shaped spacecraft.

Think about them in terms of spacecraft, not as work clothes.

These people-shaped spacecraft are packed with complex components.

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to voyage

to voyage

/ˈvɔɪədʒ/, /ˈvɔɪɪdʒ/
verb
to travel over a long distance by sea or in space
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Centuries later, in the Middle Ages, Egyptian cats voyaged up to the Baltic Sea on the ships of Viking seafarers.

The need for more accurate clocks came about when explorers started to voyage across the world by sea.

The maiden voyage on the line's Scarlet Lady cruise ship was delayed until August 7th.

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aerospace

aerospace

/ˈɛɹoʊˌspeɪs/
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the earth's atmosphere and the space beyond it
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Aerospace manufacturing has also been huge.

American aerospace giant Boeing sells missile systems like the harpoon.

And quite frankly, the traditional aerospace industry isn't equipped to support those volumes.

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constellation

constellation

/ˌkɑnstəˈɫeɪʃən/
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a specific group of stars that form a pattern and have a name related to their shape
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And they investigated the moon’s cycles, as well as constellations.

Mind you, not every group of stars makes a constellation.

I mean that you're focused on a constellation of ideas that surround a single activity.

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gravity

gravity

/ˈɡɹævəti/, /ˈɡɹævɪti/
noun
(physics) the universal force of attraction between any pair of objects with mass
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Those yards in South Asia use the dangerous gravity method.

When the recruit is told to shoot out their brake hand, gravity quickly takes effect.

The sloped gravity ramp is more effective than a flat arrester bed.

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lunar

lunar

/ˈɫunɝ/
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related to the moon
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Worse still, the lunar surface is covered in a layer of nasty jagged dust.

Say, and purifying the lunar ice and turning it into the water for human use.

Now, private contractors arrive looking to get rich off lunar resources and support services.

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meteor

meteor

/ˈmitiɝ/
noun
a piece of rock coming from outer space that passes through the Earth's atmosphere, producing light
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It's almost like a meteor hit the entire planet.

There might have been other factors at play, but the meteor didn’t help.

Twinkle twinkle little star, Wait, actually, no, you're a meteor Breaking up in the atmosphere.

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rotation

rotation

/ɹoʊˈteɪʃən/
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the action of circular movement around a fixed point
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This rotation is so powerful, that space itself is dragged along.

The special thing about Uranus is that its axis of rotation is tilted sideways in contrast to the seven other planets.

And Earth's rotation has slowed as well.

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axis

axis

/ˈæksəs/
noun
an imaginary line in the middle of an object around which the object revolves
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Axes, shovels, rakes, chainsaws to help them clear brush and control which way a fire burns.

The special thing about Uranus is that its axis of rotation is tilted sideways in contrast to the seven other planets.

Right now, based on the direction of Earth's axis, winter occurs in the northern hemisphere.

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weightless

weightless

/ˈweɪtɫəs/
adjective
having or seeming to have no or little weight, caused by the absence of gravity
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Neutrinos are tiny, almost weightless particles that only interact via gravity and nuclear decay.

It's as if you're weightless.

And they taught them meditation and compared them to a weightless control group.

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mission

mission

/ˈmɪʃən/
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an operation carried out in space
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Half of proceeds go to a very good mission.

This is the man behind the mission.

We really love to bring our social mission values into our naming process.

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booster

booster

/ˈbustɝ/
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a rocket that gives a spacecraft or missile the extra power it needs to leave the Earth's atmosphere
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We tried to put boosters at the top.

We tried to put boosters at the bottom.

There's three sonic booms per booster

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countdown

countdown

/ˈkaʊntˌdaʊn/
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the act of counting numbers backwards to zero before the launch of a missile or spacecraft
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Give me a countdown and tell me when you are going to attack.

Can you give me a countdown to science?

That signal starts the countdown.

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probe

probe

/ˈpɹoʊb/
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an unmanned spacecraft used to gather information from space and send it back
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There is a noticeable surge in the aircraft when those probes go up.

Since May 2019, the DOJ has opened antitrust probes into the likes of Apple, Google and Facebook.

The allegations were enough to spark a DOJ antitrust probe into Microsoft in 1998.

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to wane

to wane

/ˈweɪn/
verb
(of the moon) have a progressively less significant part of its seeable surface illuminated so that it seems to reduce in size
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So the support never waned, but I imagine it wobbled.

And therefore, I think you would wane.

I sat pleasantly engaged in these thoughts until the Verbaluce began to wane.

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to wax

to wax

/ˈwæks/
verb
(of the moon) have a progressively more significant part of its seeable surface illuminated so that it seems to increase in size
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People wax on about the marvels of gravity that holds entire worlds together.

She quickly puts some wax on the scales.

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