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February 4, 2024


SLIM lander’s precise ‘moon sniper’ tech will lend itself to future lunar missions

The technology that enabled SLIM’s precision moon landing could assist future touchdowns by allowing spacecraft to land in relatively small areas amid rocky or uneven terrain. Comments (0). a roughly cube-shaped spacecraft covered in solar panels …

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SpaceX to launch NASA’s PACE ocean-monitoring satellite this week

A NASA satellite is about to take flight to map out the ocean’s many hues. NASA’s PACE spacecraft, which will help scientists gauge the health of oceans around the world, is set to launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida’s Cape Canaveral …

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The Washington Post

Scientists think our shrinking moon is causing concerning lunar quakes

But “the moon is a seismically active body.” Studies of moonquakes date back to the Apollo era. More than 50 years ago, astronauts placed seismometers around the near side …

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Humans reached icy northern Europe in time of Neanderthals

The international team of researchers found human bones and tools hiding behind a massive rock in a German cave, the oldest traces of Homo sapiens ever discovered so far north. The discovery could rewrite the story of …

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The Seattle Times

A fossilized tree that Dr. Seuss might have dreamed up

In the ancient prehistory of Earth, there is a chapter that waits to be told known as Romer’s gap. Researchers have identified a hiatus in the tetrapod fossil record between 360 million and 345 million years ago, after fish had begun to adapt to land …

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ABC News

NASA’s Hubble telescope delivers spectacular images of galaxies

From colourful smidges to striking streaks to captivating swirls, here’s a gallery of the latest interstellar finds. A merged galaxy. A luminescent purple shell coated in light blue swirls rest among orange specks.

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NASA Discovers “Super-Earth”, A Potentially Habitable Planet, Located 137 Light-Years Away

American space agency NASA has discovered a “super-Earth”, a planet that could potentially support life. It is located 137 light-years away. Announcing the same in a press release, they said, “A ‘super-Earth’ ripe for further investigation orbits a …

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Total solar eclipse: Where to find eclipse glasses in central Ohio

NASA says viewing any part of the sun through a camera lens, binoculars or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury.

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The Union Leader

Discovering Orion, the hunter of the winter sky

Tim Loftus is an environmental chemist and writer based in central Massachusetts. Illustration by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol. The Outside Story is assigned and edited by Northern Woodlands magazine and sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New …

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Space Daily

China plans to launch two test satellites into lunar orbit

HEFEI, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) — China is projected to launch two test satellites into a lunar orbit to establish a communication between the moon and the Earth. The twin satellites, weighing 61 kg and 15 kg respectively, will fly in formation in the orbit …

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