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November 30, 2022

Spaceflight Now

Japanese commercial moon lander, UAE rover ready for launch on SpaceX rocket

The one-ton Hakuto-R lander is set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 3:39 a.m. EST (0839 GMT) Wednesday. The Falcon 9 rocket will send the spacecraft on a …

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The New York Times

Physicists Create ‘the Smallest, Crummiest Wormhole You Can Imagine’

In an experiment that ticks most of the mystery boxes in modern physics, a group of researchers announced on Wednesday that they had simulated a pair of black holes in a quantum computer and sent a message between them through a shortcut in space-time …

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See Mars at its best in the night sky on Wednesday (Nov. 30)

On Wednesday (Nov. 30), Mars will make its closest approach to Earth, appearing bigger and brighter in the sky than usual and offering skywatchers an excellent opportunity to observe the Red Planet.

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Fossil overturns more than a century of knowledge about the origin of modern birds

For more than a century, it had been assumed that the mechanism enabling a mobile beak evolved after the extinction of the dinosaurs. However, the new discovery, reported in the journal Nature, suggests that our understanding of how the modern bird skull …

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The Weather Channel

India’s SARAS Telescope Peers into the Cosmic Dawn, Finds Clues to Earliest Galaxies of the Universe!

And this first-of-its-kind work was made possible by an indigenously designed and built SARAS 3 radio telescope, which was deployed at the Dandiganahalli Lake and Sharavati backwaters in Northern Karnataka. SARAS is an acronym for Shaped Antenna …

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Another Supermassive Black Hole Near Earth Could Soon Be Revealed

Only a few of our universe’s voids lie this close to our planet, and understanding them could be the key to astronomy’s future. Monisha Ravisetti headshot.

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Yahoo News

A Supermassive Black Hole Shot a Jet at the Speed of Light Towards Earth

This phenomenon is known as a tidal disruption event (TDE). It’s rare. But if astronomers spot one, it gives them the chance to observe a black hole eating celestial objects in action.

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Two minerals, never-before-seen on Earth, found in one of planet’s largest known meteorites

Two minerals never seen on Earth before were discovered in a gigantic meteorite weighing 16.5 tons, offering researchers possible clues about how the space rocks are formed. The brand new minerals were found in a 2.5-ounce slice of the El Ali meteorite …

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NASA Doubles Down on Gaming

Although the Orion spacecraft is uncrewed for this mission, Artemis I is just the first step in taking humans back to the moon. And the moon is not really the final goal either. It’s more of a stepping stone on the path to Mars.

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Science News

Mammoths may have gone extinct much earlier than DNA suggests

Ancient DNA may be leading paleontologists astray in attempts to date when woolly mammoths and woolly rhinos went extinct. In 2021, an analysis of plant and animal DNA from the Arctic spanning about the last 50,000 years suggested that mammoths …

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