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December 11, 2023
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Spaceflight Now

Live coverage: SpaceX Falcon Heavy set to launch of secretive X-37B military spaceplane

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket stands ready to launch the USSF-52 mission. The two side boosters are making their fifth flight while the center booster is launching on its first and only flight. Image: SpaceX. The fifth and final Falcon Heavy mission of …

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Space.com

James Webb Space Telescope’s ‘Cosmic Christmas Bauble’ earns spot in White House Advent Calendar (photo, video)

a loose, gaseous orb in stretched colors of faded pink and vibrant strings of red. The supernova remnant Cassiopeia A has found new life as a Christmas spectacle in a stunning new image …

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Space.com

Cosmic nuclear fission seen for 1st time in ‘incredibly profound’ discovery

at. The merger of two neutron stars, which is believed to create an environment so turbulent the heavy elements of the universe like gold can be forged here. (Image …

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Space.com

Performing evasive maneuvers increases satellites’ collision risk down the road

Researchers have found that trying to avoid collisions in orbit increases the risk of future collisions in the aftermath of each avoidance maneuver. The reason? Current methods of space traffic management can’t adequately deal with the growing numbers …

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CBS News

SpaceX poised to launch winged X-37B spaceplane on classified Space Force mission

SpaceX prepped a powerful triple-core Falcon Heavy for launch Monday evening to boost an unpiloted X-37B spaceplane into orbit for a classified military mission, the program’s seventh and the first since a marathon 908-day flight ended last November.

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Space.com

The Geminid meteor shower peaks this week. Don’t miss the best ‘shooting stars’ of 2023

The Geminid meteors are usually the most satisfying of all the annual showers, even surpassing the famous Perseids of August. Studies of past displays show that this shower has a reputation for being rich both in slow, …

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CNN

Asteroid will block one of the brightest stars during rare event

This is the first direct image of a star other than the Sun, made with. The Hubble Space Telescope was used to capture an image of Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star that marks …

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Phys.Org

Best of Last Year: The top Phys.org articles of 2023

Also last summer, a trio of volcanologists and geologists from Lithium Americas Corporation, GNS Science and Oregon State University reported evidence that the McDermitt Caldera on the Nevada/Oregon border may host some of the largest known deposits of …

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CNN

Gigantic skull of prehistoric sea monster found on England’s ‘Jurassic Coast’

Picture Shows: Sir David Attenborough with the restored Pliosaur skull in the workshop of the. Sir David Attenborough stands next to the pliosaur fossil, which is almost 2 meters (6.6 feet) …

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Space.com

The moon has been altered by human activity. Are we in a ‘Lunar Anthropocene?’

“We argue the Lunar Anthropocene already has commenced, but we want to prevent massive damage or a delay of its recognition.” Comments (0). someone in a spacesuit on the surface of the moon stands, facing left, toward. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands on …

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