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December 6, 2023
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Three robotic missions target Moon landings over one week in January

Intuitive Machines engineers loading the IM-1 mission Nova-C lunar lander into its custom container in Houston, TX. Image: Intuitive Machines. In a blend of interesting circumstances and happenstance, two private companies and Japan’s space agency are …

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Space.com

‘Wavy space-time’ may explain why gravity won’t play by quantum rules

A new theory suggests that the unification between quantum physics and general relativity has eluded scientists for 100 years because huge “fluctuations” in space and time mean that gravity won’t play by quantum rules. Since the early 20th century, …

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Space.com

Gravitational waves rippling from black hole merger could help test general relativity

to black circles distort a dense gaseous field of stars and galaxies. A simulation shows the merging of two black holes. (Image credit: SXS (Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes) …

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Space.com

How exotic alien life could thrive in the giant molecular clouds of deep space

There are several plausible chemical pathways a hypothetical methane-based life-form could use to generate energy. Comments (0). a gray-black dark nebula spreads through space, obscuring dozens of background stars.

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Space.com

NASA’s Psyche spacecraft finds its ‘first light’ while zooming to a metal asteroid (image)

And on Dec. 5, the mission team announced that on its way to 16 Psyche, the Psyche spacecraft’s imaging instrument (a set of twin cameras) has officially taken its first space photo.

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CNN

India sends Chandrayaan-3 propulsion module back to Earth orbit after historic moon landing mission

The Chandrayaan-3 mission’s lunar lander is shown on the moon’s surface. The Vikram lander touched down August 23 after separating from the propulsion module, which remained in lunar orbit. Now, the propulsion module is back in orbit around Earth, India’s …

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Smithsonian

Here’s What We Know About Neanderthals So Far

Still, it’s hard to know what these differences mean, Stringer says, or even if those gene variants are truly Neanderthal. Studying a more genetically diverse sample of Homo sapiens today might reveal more variation in our own species, and possibly more of …

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Space.com

Over 100 galaxies seen spewing powerful winds that can halt star formation

Exploding stars in normal galaxies have been caught contributing to a wind of radiation that can shut down further star formation. Comments (0). A pale blue beam of light is seen cutting the image diagonally, while reddish hazes.

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ABC News

NASA celebrates 25th anniversary of the ISS with call to crew aboard the station

The federal space agency will broadcast a live conversation between the Expedition 70 crew and NASA Associate Administrator Robert Cabana and Joel Montalbano, space station program manager, at 12:25 p.m. ET. The ISS launched …

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USA TODAY

Ancient ‘ghost galaxy’ shrouded in dust detected by NASA: What makes this ‘monster’ special

The star-forming galaxy AzTECC71, shrouded in dust and difficult for telescopes to penetrate, is nearly as old as the Big Bang, according to the astronomers who recently re-discovered it. Eric Lagatta. USA TODAY. The image may appear blurry, …

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