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December 8, 2021

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Space.com

Record-breaking alien planet spotted circling massive, superhot star duo (photo)

A newfound alien world may force scientists to rethink some of their ideas about planet formation. An exoplanet 11 times more massive than Jupiter resides in b Centauri, a young binary star system about 325 light-years from Earth, a new study reports.

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Space.com

‘Mystery hut’ on the moon just the latest weird lunar find by China’s Yutu 2 rover

Yutu 2 discovered an object in the middle of a small crater that was initially described by Our Space — a Chinese-language science outreach channel affiliated with the China National Space Administration — by the term “胶状物” (“jiao zhuang wu”), which can …

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Space.com

NASA returns Hubble Space Telescope back to full science operations

In late October, Hubble experienced a glitch with the synchronization of its internal communications. This took all four of the scope’s science instruments offline and temporarily made Hubble operational. The first of the instruments to come back …

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Space.com

SpaceX will launch a new X-ray space telescope for NASA Thursday. Here’s how to watch live.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX will launch a new space observatory for NASA overnight and you can watch the action live online. The private spaceflight company will launch the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) on one of its previously flown …

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Space.com

Look up! The moon is visiting bright Jupiter in the night sky

The moon and its planetary pals are putting on quite the sky show this week. The moon has already visited Venus and Saturn in the night sky over the past few days, and tonight (Dec. 8) Earth’s natural satellite will sidle up next to Jupiter.

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Space.com

See the total solar eclipse of 2021 from nearly 1 million miles away in this stunning photo

The photo, taken by NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DISCOVR), tracked the solar eclipse as the moon’s shadow passed over a remote stretch of Antarctica and the south pole on Dec. 4. Taken from …

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CNN

Massive planet found orbiting 2 of the hottest, most massive stars

This is an artist’s illustration of a Neptune-type exoplanet in the icy outer reaches of its star system. It could look something like a large, newly discovered gas giant that takes about 20 years to orbit a star 11 light years away from Earth.

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Space.com

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, two crewmates arrive at International Space Station

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, video producer Yozo Hirano and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin made contact with the orbiting lab Wednesday (Dec. 8) at 8:40 a.m. EST (1340 GMT).

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Phys.Org

Gravitational waves could be key to answering why more matter was left over after Big Bang

In fact, standard theories say matter and anti matter should have been produced in exactly equal quantities, but the existence of humans, Earth, and everything else in the universe proves there must be more, undiscovered physics.

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Livescience.com

Rare evidence of Roman crucifixion uncovered in the UK

A man in Roman England, possibly a slave, died brutally when he was crucified in the third or fourth century A.D., according to the archaeologists who found his remains, including a nail hammered through one of his heel bones.

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