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January 13, 2022

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Space.com

The hunt is on for exomoons around alien planets and scientists may have just found one

It’s time for another tantalizing glimpse of what alien solar systems might look like. Astronomers have announced the possible detection of an exomoon, or a moon in another stellar system from our own, the second such candidate observation to date.

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Space.com

SpaceX readies for Transporter-3 launch this morning

The launch, a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket flight called Transporter-3, is scheduled to take off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station here in Florida. Liftoff is expected to take place during a 29-minute-long window that opens at …

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Space.com

Streams of stars orbiting the Milky Way shed light on galaxy’s dark matter

Stellar groupings orbiting in the outskirts of the Milky Way shed new light on the evolution of our galaxy as well as the elusive dark matter that surrounds it. Scientists from the Carnegie Institution for Science mapped a dozen associations of stars …

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CNN

Giant object could be an ‘exomoon’ more than twice the size of Earth

It’s only the second space object discovered that may be an exomoon, or a moon outside of our solar system. The giant moon was found orbiting a Jupiter-size planet called Kepler 1708b, located 5,500 light-years from Earth.

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Phys.Org

Tuning the bonds of paired quantum particles to create dissipationless flow

But, known superconducting materials need to be kept cold—often impractically so. To raise the temperature of energy-loss-free devices, researchers need to better understand what drives the formation of quantum condensates in the first place.

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CNN

An icefish colony discovered in Antarctica is world’s largest fish breeding ground

(CNN) A breeding colony of 60 million fish has been discovered in Antarctica’s ice-covered Weddell Sea — a unique and previously unknown ecosystem that covers an area the size of Malta. The fascinating find shows how little is known about the ocean …

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Phys.Org

Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument creates largest 3D map of the cosmos

DESI is an international science collaboration managed by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) with primary funding for construction and operations from DOE’s Office of Science. DESI scientists are presenting the …

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The New York Times

‘Major Discovery’ Beneath Antarctic Seas: A Giant Icefish Breeding Colony

As soon as the remotely operated camera glimpsed the bottom of the Weddell Sea, more than a thousand feet below the icy ceiling at the surface, Lilian Boehringer, a student researcher at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany, saw the icefish nests.

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Phys.Org

Astronomers catch ‘intruder’ red-handed in rarely detected stellar flyby event

Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) made a rare detection of a likely stellar flyby event in the Z Canis Majoris (Z CMa) star system. An intruder object—not bound to the …

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Florida Today

NASA needs to hire more astronauts and train them differently, report says

NASA’s Astronaut Office currently focuses its efforts on ensuring enough astronauts are trained and ready to crew the International Space Station. And it has been doing so in a post-shuttle era when NASA could only send astronauts to space as passengers on …

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