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January 21, 2024

ABC News

Private US lander destroyed during reentry after failed mission to moon, company says

A U.S. company’s failed moonshot has ended with a fiery plunge over the South Pacific. ByMARCIA DUNN AP aerospace writer. January 19, 2024, 11:52 AM. This illustration provided by Astrobotic Technology in 2024 depicts the Peregrine lunar lander on the …

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BBC News

Earth’s earliest creatures dated from Welsh rocks

The ancient disc-shaped invertebrates probably lived in shallow waters along the coast of volcanic islands. Researchers say the organisms – too primitive to be described as animals – are “completely unlike any …

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NASA loses contact with Ingenuity Mars helicopter

closeup of a four-rotor drone sitting on pebbly red dirt. The Ingenuity helicopter, imaged on Mars by the Perseverance rover on Aug. 2, 2023. ( …

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Popular Mechanics

Scientists Made A Pseudo-Model Black Hole in a Lab

Black holes are notoriously difficult to study, as they are both far away and so massive that not even light can escape. So, scientists from the University of Nottingham created a “giant quantum vortex” using a helium superfluid with 500 times less …

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NASA finally cracks asteroid space sample canister: ‘It’s open!’

Late last year, a spacecraft containing samples of 4.6-billion-year-old asteroid Bennu landed safely in the desert after a 1.2-billion mile journey. There was only one little problem: NASA couldn’t get the canister containing its prized rocks open.

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NASA regains contact with mini-helicopter on Mars

Ingenuity, a drone about 1.6 feet (0.5 meters) tall, arrived on Mars in 2021 aboard the rover Perseverance and became the first motorized craft to fly autonomously on another planet. Data from the helicopter …

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Yahoo! Voices

NASA finally figures out how to open a $1-billion canister

After months of tinkering, scientists at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston finally dislodged two stuck fasteners that had kept the pieces of the asteroid Bennu out of researchers’ hands. “It’s open! It’s open …

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Dennis Mammana: Orion Distances May be Farther Than They Appear

With the moon appearing so bright this week, it’ll be hard to see much in the night sky except for the moon itself along with the brilliant planet Jupiter high overhead. Fortunately, at this time of year, our sky is adorned with some of the brightest …

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Evening Standard

Best budget drones for beginners, tried and tested: Soar high, pay low

Best for full 4K fun: NMY N300 – £190, Amazon; Best for cut-price 2K tech-trickery: Deerc D10 – £81, Amazon; Best for aerial photography excellence: Holy Stone …

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