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January 4, 2024

CBS News

Pittsburgh’s Astrobotic one of two companies to attempt first US moon landings since Apollo missions

Then there’s Japan, which will attempt to land in two weeks. The Japanese Space Agency’s lander with two toy-size rovers had a big head start, sharing a September launch with an X-ray telescope that stayed behind in orbit around Earth.

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For Astrobotic, big risk (and bigger reward) ride on private Peregrine moon lander’s Jan. 8 launch

The upcoming liftoff of a moon lander — Peregrine Mission One — is a nail-biter for many reasons. As a privately built spacecraft, it represents an undertaking advanced by NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative.

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Male astronauts headed to Mars could thrive on this vegetarian salad

Mars-bound astronauts will now enjoy the “perfect” space meal thanks to new research on nutritional, sustainable and tasty options for long-duration missions. Comments (0). a colorful salad in a glass bowl. This salad made up of soybeans, poppy seeds, …

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Science Magazine

Evolutionary paths to new phenotypes

By Guillaume Chomicki, Gustavo Burin, Lucas Busta, et al. … By Sean Stankowski, Zuzanna B. Zagrodzka, Martin D. Garlovsky, et al. … Springboard trapping is a composite trait that arose in carnivorous pitcher plants through coincident spontaneous evolution.

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The genetic basis of a recent transition to live-bearing in marine snails

Individuals do not cluster by reproductive mode in a genome-wide phylogeny, but local genealogical analysis revealed numerous small genomic regions where all live-bearers carry the same core haplotype. Candidate regions show evidence for live …

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Astrobiology News

A New Way To Identify Liquid Water On Exoplanets

Scientists have devised a new way to identify habitable planets and potentially inhabited planets, by comparing the amount of carbon dioxide in their atmosphere, to neighbouring planets. An international team of researchers from the University of …

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Hubble Space Telescope

NASA’s Hubble Observes Exoplanet Atmosphere Changing Over 3 Years

By combining several years of observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope along with conducting computer modelling, astronomers have found evidence for massive cyclones and other dynamic weather activity swirling on a hot, Jupiter-sized planet 880 …

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Professor Adrian Michael Cruise awarded OBE for services to space

Currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Birmingham, where he established Gravitational Wave research, he made contributions to the first confirmed detection of gravitational waves in 2015. Dr Paul Bate, CEO of the UK Space …

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Delaware Gazette

Getting most out of new telescope

After the holiday gift-giving season, I usually receive several emails from people who received Christmas telescopes. Their first experiences are inevitably disheartening. They either can’t figure out how to use their new computer-controlled telescopes …

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UNM Newsroom

Tracking the impacts of climate change on food webs in high-latitude ecosystems

The research, titled Climate warming restructures food webs and carbon flow in high-latitude ecosystems, is featured in Nature Climate Change. Philip Manlick led the study as an adjunct professor in the UNM Department of Biology …

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