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December 12, 2023
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Space.com

SETI is searching for alien life at previously unexplored frequencies

Is there life beyond Earth? The question has turned out to be one of the hardest to answer in science. Comments (0). A telescope image of three galaxies swirling around one another as they collide, with a. (Image credit: ESA/NASA).

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CNN

Scientists uncover unexpected cooling phenomenon in Himalayas as temperatures warm

A new report using data collected from the Pyramid International Laboratory/Observatory climate station on Mount Everest has found that warming temperatures are triggering what are called katabatic winds, cold winds that are created by air flowing downhill …

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The Washington Post

Asteroid pieces brought to Earth may offer clue to life’s origin

Before Earth had biology, it had chemistry. How the one followed from the other — how a bunch of boring molecules transformed themselves into this special thing we call life — is arguably the greatest unknown in science. It’s also a big reason NASA …

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Space.com

SpaceX to launch 23 Starlink satellites from Florida Dec. 12

a rocket carves a yellow-orange arc into the night sky during a launch. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 23 Starlink satellites from Florida on Nov. 27 2023.

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Space.com

SpaceX scrubs Falcon Heavy’s X-37B space plane launch due to ground issue

a white rocket stands on the launch pad at dusk. A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket topped with the U.S. Space Force’s X-37B space plane stands on the launch pad ahead of …

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ABC News

AP PHOTOS: Moon, asteroids and new rockets topped the world’s space news in 2023

Elon Musk’s monster rocket made it to space on the second test flight before exploding again. India landed successfully on the moon, outdoing Russia, which crashed. And NASA brought back its first samples of an asteroid.

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USA TODAY

The ‘ultimate killing machine’: Skull of massive prehistoric sea predator discovered in UK

The perilous mission to recover the fossilized skull of the prehistoric pliosaur will be documented in an upcoming BBC film narrated by David Attenborough. Eric Lagatta. USA TODAY. A pliosaur, with jaws open, is about to attack an ichthyosaur in the …

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The Washington Post

How wildfires can spread cancer-causing chemicals

Wildfire smoke is known for producing and spreading high levels of harmful fine particulates, but it may also be creating carcinogenic soil and ash, according to new research. The study, published Tuesday in Nature Communications, found that California …

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The Wall Street Journal

How to See the Spectacular Geminid Meteor Shower—Even in New York

The Geminid meteor shower awes sky watchers around the world every December—but this year promises a particularly spectacular show as the meteors streak across an exceptionally dark sky. The Geminids will peak when the moon is just 1% full, leaving the …

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The New York Times

Hunting Ghosts in the Sky and Finding What Makes Their Colors

In June 2019, scientists in Spain went searching for ghosts haunting the skies above the Mediterranean Sea. These green-hued wisps, dancing above pink-red, extremely high-altitude lightning during thunderstorms, had been discovered only in May that …

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