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December 7, 2023
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‘The Brick’ is at the center of our galaxy. An unexpected new finding may help unlock its mysteries

“The Brick” is the dark blob at the center of the image, and the more advanced James Webb Space Telescope is offering researchers a closer look. NASA/Caltech/Solange V.

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The New York Times

Particle Physicists Offer a Road Map for the Next Decade

Particle physicists should begin laying the groundwork for a revolutionary particle collider that could be built on American soil, a committee of scientists wrote in a draft report on the future of particle physics released on Thursday.

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Space.com

India returns Chandrayaan-3 moon mission’s propulsion module to Earth orbit

The propulsion module, a box-shaped component of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft powered by solar panels, now circles Earth every two weeks. ISRO has not revealed what it plans to do with the spacecraft when it runs out of fuel.

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Space.com

SpaceX, US Space Force set to launch secretive X-37B space plane on Dec. 10

A Falcon Heavy rocket is scheduled to launch the robotic vehicle at 8:14 p.m. EST on Sunday (Dec. 10). Comments (0). a black-and-white space plane sits on a runway at night. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing …

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Space.com

Hubble Space Telescope will turn back on after gyroscope problem, NASA confirms

The orbiting observatory went into an automatic safe mode in November, but the agency is working to bring Hubble back on. Comments (0). An image of the Hubble Space Telescope hovering in Earth’s orbit. The Hubble Space Telescope in orbit.

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Space.com

An ‘extragalactic’ intruder may lurk among stars orbiting the Milky Way’s black hole

The star S0–6 appears to have traveled 50,000 light-years from a now-extinct galaxy to reach the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way. Comments (0). A diagram with lots of yellow blobs, indicating where Sgr A* is and where.

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Space.com

Signs of life shooting from Saturn’s moon Enceladus would be detectable by spacecraft, scientists say

Possible amino acids spewing from Enceladus’ subsurface ocean can survive impact with a spacecraft, lab experiments show. Comments (1). Ice plumes shown shooting from Enceladus. This artistic rendering shows ice plumes being ejected from Enceladus at …

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Space.com

SpaceX’s next Starship launch could feature key refueling test

The third flight of SpaceX’s giant Starship vehicle may be considerably more ambitious and complex than the first two. The coming mission could involve a refueling test, according to a recent presentation by Lakiesha Hawkins, deputy associate …

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Science Magazine

On-demand entanglement of molecules in a reconfigurable optical tweezer array

Ultracold atoms have long been candidates to be the building blocks of quantum information. Even more appealing are cold molecules, which have a richer energy-level structure and offer possibilities that atoms do not. However, achieving entanglement …

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USA TODAY

Mystery of a tomato missing in space for months has been solved, and a man exonerated

Astronaut Frank Rubio made history as the American with the longest spaceflight, but he also became the prime suspect when a tomato went missing. Eric Lagatta. USA TODAY. Tomatoes were part of a test conducted aboard the International Space Station.

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