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December 14, 2023
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Space.com

Space weather is chaotic and hard to predict. This new model could change that

The model already scored a major success by explaining how mysterious pearl-like apparitions form in aurora displays. Comments (0). visualization of a geomagnetic storm, showing a green bubble around earth against the blackness of.

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Space.com

Eirsat-1, Ireland’s 1st satellite, makes space history

Ireland has joined the space club with the launch of its first satellite to low-Earth orbit, setting the stage for students of all ages across the Emerald Isle to get involved in space science. The Educational Irish Research Satellite-1 (Eirsat-1) …

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CNN

Perseverance rover uncovers intriguing new clues about water on Mars

After spending 1,000 days on the Martian surface, NASA’s Perseverance rover has uncovered new details about the history of an ancient lake and river delta on the red planet. The new insights, detectable thanks to the …

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The New York Times

Morning Person? You Might Have Neanderthal Genes to Thank.

The new study compared DNA in living humans to genetic material retrieved from Neanderthal fossils. It turns out that Neanderthals carried some of the same clock-related genetic variants as do people who report being early risers.

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CBS News

How to view the Geminids meteor shower in the Chicago area

Conditions have been clear this week, and CBS 2 Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon noted that Tuesday night was also a new moon. Thus, the lack of moonlight will also make for a dark night for viewing the meteor shower.

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CNN

Astronomers detect never-before-seen quirk in mysterious fast radio bursts

The repeating fast radio burst’s unusual frequency was detected via the SETI Institute’s Allen Telescope Array at the Hat Creek Radio Observatory in California. Seth Shostak/SETI Institute.

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Space.com

The Geminid meteor shower of 2023 continues tonight. Here’s how to watch live online.

Already, the peak overnight on Wednesday (Dec. 13) put on a show for meteor hunters worldwide. Skywatchers in areas with reasonably dark skies could see as many as 100 meteors per hour this year, …

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The New York Times

Poison Gas Hints at Potential for Life on an Ocean Moon of Saturn

The poison is hydrogen cyanide, a colorless, odorless gas that is deadly to many Earth creatures. But it could have played a key role in chemical reactions that created the ingredients that set the stage for the advent of life.

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Space.com

Sun unleashes monster X-class solar flare, most powerful since 2017 (video)

(Solar physicists classify strong flares into three categories, with C being the weakest, M the middling group and X the most potent.) The outburst, which occurred at 12:02 …

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Scientific American

The Mars Sample Return Mission Is at a Dangerous Crossroads

Even if it succeeds in bringing pieces of Mars back to Earth, it may do so by siphoning funds from other planetary science projects and scuttling the space agency’s well-laid plans for further exploration of the solar system.

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