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December 19, 2023
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Space.com

This alien planetary system has a Jupiter world 99 times wider than Earth

Using the same telescope that discovered the first exoplanet around a sun-like star, astronomers found two mini-Neptunes and a super-Jupiter. Comments (0). planets hang in space near a bright sun. An illustration of planets orbiting a sun-like star in …

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CNN

NASA laser message beams video of a cat named Taters back to Earth, and it’s a big deal

The cat video was transmitted to Earth from a flight laser transceiver as part of the Deep Space Optical Communications experiment, or DSOC. The technology could one day be used to quickly transmit data, imagery and videos as humans push the limits of …

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Space.com

NASA laser-beams adorable cat video to Earth from 19 million miles away (video)

The Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC) experiment conducted by NASA and its Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) reinforced that fact on Dec. 11 when it beamed an ultra-high definition streaming video of Taters chasing a laser pointer from 19 million …

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CBS News

NASA uses laser to send video of a cat named Taters over 19 million miles

The 15-second cat video was sent to Earth as an experiment for NASA’s Deep Space Optical Communications. The space agency hopes to one day stream very high-bandwidth video and other data from deep space, enabling future human missions beyond Earth’s orbit.

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Space.com

How the runaway greenhouse gas effect can destroy a planet’s habitability — including Earth’s

Researchers watched as a runaway greenhouse effect destroyed the habitability of a simulated planet, providing a stark climate change warning for Earth. Comments (0). An illustration of the Earth in space connected to its inhospitable alter-ego.

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CNN

Uranus’ hidden rings and unusual features shine in new Webb image

The James Webb Space Telescope has snapped a glowing new portrait of Uranus that showcases the ice giant’s typically hidden rings, moons, weather and atmosphere — features that were nowhere to be seen in the planet’s first close-up more than three decades …

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CBS News

Astrobotic announces new launch date for Peregrine lunar lander

The spacecraft built in Pittsburgh is heading to the Moon on Jan. 8, 2024. It was supposed to launch at the end of this year but was delayed. #VulcanRocket WDR …

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The New York Times

NASA Streams Cat Video From Deep, Deep Space

On Dec. 11, NASA engineers anxiously gathered at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., to view a cat video, wondering if it would be in the pristine high definition for which they had hoped. To their relief, it was. For the first time, …

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USA TODAY

Why a clip of a cat named Taters, beamed from space, is being called a milestone for NASA

The 15-second video of Taters the cat chasing a laser pointer was transmitted from aboard the Psyche spacecraft 19 million miles away, NASA said. Eric Lagatta. USA TODAY. Members of the team photographed on Dec. 11 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory …

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Phys.Org

NASA’s GUSTO prepares to map space between the stars

On a vast ice sheet in Antarctica, scientists and engineers are preparing a NASA experiment called GUSTO to explore the universe on a balloon. GUSTO will launch from the Ross Ice Shelf, near the U.S. National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station …

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