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December 17, 2023
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Space.com

See the 5-day-old crescent moon have a holiday meet-up with Saturn tonight

a large orange circle that spans the height of the image includes saturn and the moon. An illustration of the night sky on Dec. 17 showing the moon and Saturn in close proximity …

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Yahoo News

This ISS mission could ‘open some eyes’ about climate science

NASA’s Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT) mission has delivered the first-ever comprehensive map of minerals located across Earth’s dust source regions. Created with data collected up until Nov. 2023 by an imaging spectrometer based …

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Yahoo News

NASA donates Ingenuity Mars Helicopter prototype to Smithsonian

The Smithsonian would love to display the first vehicle to achieve powered flight on another world, but with NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter still busy setting records on Mars, the Washington, D.C. institution has accepted the next best thing.

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Yahoo News

NASA reveals what 2 tomatoes look like after being lost in space for 8 months (video)

We finally have imagery of NASA’s lost space tomato — and surprise, there are two. NASA released footage of two tiny tomatoes that were lost in 2022 after astronaut Frank Rubio harvested them on the International Space Station.

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News-Medical.net

Study tracks evolution of deadly chicken virus using ancient DNA

An international team of scientists led by geneticists and disease biologists from the University of Oxford and LMU Munich have used ancient DNA to trace the evolution of Marek’s Disease Virus (MDV). This global pathogen causes fatal infections in …

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BBC News

Nasa’s Voyager 1 spacecraft sending gobbledygook data back to Earth

Nasa’s Voyager 1 space probe has started sending nonsensical data back to Earth after making a journey of billions of miles and travelling for nearly 50 years in space. First launched in 1977, the spacecraft was originally on a five year mission to fly …

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Livemint

Lost and found first tomato ever grown in space: NASA shares ‘saucy’ story and unseen photos

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Astronaut Frank Rubio recently shared the story of “two rogue tomatoes” that went missing aboard the International Space Station (ISS) nearly a year ago. In the lack of gravity, Rubio had …

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BBC Sky at Night Magazine

Photograph the blue glow and stars of the Pleiades

If you intend to use a wide-angle lens, or even a smartphone camera, it’s surprising just how identifiably resilient the cluster shape can appear at low image scale. Low image scale allows you to …

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Longmont Observer

BEYOND LOCAL: Scientists and space agencies are shooting for the Moon – 5 essential reads on modern lunar missions

Here are five stories that The Conversation U.S. has published over the past year about lunar exploration, including why people want to go back to the Moon, what Chandrayaan-3 found during its initial foray across the lunar surface and the ever-growing …

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CityLife

Moon and Saturn

That’s because a year on the giant planet lasts about 29 and a half Earth years. That’s how long it takes the planet to complete a single orbit around the Sun. That adds up to a lot of days — more than 24 thousand sunrises and sunsets between birthday …

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