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May 12, 2024

BBC News

Chang’e-6 is just the tip of China’s ambitions for the Solar System

The Chang’e-6 spacecraft spent roughly 4.5-days on its voyage to the Moon. Once in orbit around the Moon, a lander separated from the orbiter and targeted a landing area within Apollo crater on the far side of the satellite, where it is expected to land in …

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This Week In Space podcast: Episode 110 — Voyager 1’s Brush with Silence

On Episode 110 of This Week In Space, Rod and Tariq talk with Linda Spilker, Voyager project scientist, about the recent rescue of Voyager 1 from beyond the solar system. The Voyager probes have been transiting space since 1977, and they’re still at it …

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NASA’s Quest to Touch the Sun

Experiments have also sniffed the sun’s atmosphere, captured puffs of the solar wind, collected solar neutrinos and high-energy particles, and mapped our star’s magnetic field—or tried to, since we have yet to really observe the polar regions that are key …

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WCVB Boston

New telescope images reveal ghostly ‘God’s Hand’ in Milky Way reaching across the cosmos

What appears to be a ghostly hand reaching across the universe toward a defenseless spiral galaxy in a new telescope image is a rarely seen cosmic phenomenon, according to astronomers. Video above: Webb Telescope detects chemical ingredients in stars.

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James Webb telescope detects 1-of-a-kind atmosphere around ‘Hell Planet’ in distant star system

Using the James Webb Space Telescope, scientists have discovered evidence of a carbon-rich atmosphere around the hellish world 55 Cancri e. This marks the best evidence yet of an atmosphere around a rocky exoplanet. A rendering of 55 Cancri lit by a …

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Yahoo News

SpaceX to launch 23 Starlink satellites from Florida as Northern Lights continue

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — SpaceX is targeting a Falcon 9 launch of 23 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Florida Sunday night as the Northern Lights are expected to continue beautifying the night sky. The rocket will lift off from Space Launch …

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Astronomers finally detect a rocky planet with an atmosphere

An artist’s concept shows the exoplanet 55 Cancri e, a so-called super-Earth, a rocky planet significantly larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune, along with the star it orbits in this undated illustration. (Ralf Crawford, NASA) …

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News 13 Orlando

SpaceX prepares for Mother’s Day Starlink launch

Leaving from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, the company’s Falcon 9 rocket is set to leave at 8:53 p.m. ET, SpaceX stated. It will have additional chances to take …

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Florida Today

SpaceX to launch Starlink Sunday night from Cape Canaveral, Florida

It’s launch day here on the Space Coast! SpaceX has officially announced they have moved the launch time to 8:53 p.m.. A reason for the delay of the Sunday evening launch from Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) has not been provided.

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EL PAÍS in English

Helium-3: Mining the fuel of the future on the Moon

There are still many questions to be answered about the Moon’s origin, its evolution and the evolution of the solar system’s first epochs. The absence of atmosphere and magnetic field provides very special conditions for astronomical observations on its …

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