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December 20, 2023
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Space.com

Telescopes Christmas gift guide 2023: Best for all budgets

Searching for the best telescope to gift to the astronomer in your life this holiday season? Whether they’re a beginner or a seasoned astronomer, we have options for all budgets. Comments (0). Jump to: Beginner; Intermediate; Advanced; Telescope gift …

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Space.com

Mars Express orbiter suggests evidence of ancient microbial life, water and volcanism on Red Planet

“Elysium Planitia was volcanically much more active than previously thought and might even still be volcanically alive today.” Comments (0). a red planet, mars, is seen on the left. a white box surrounds. Mars and close-up views of the Elysium Planitia …

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Space.com

Finding life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus might be easier than we thought

“We know that Enceladus’ ocean is habitable thanks to Cassini measurements. We know there is liquid water, energy, and the chemicals carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur.” Comments (0). An illustration shows icy plumes blasting out …

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CBS News

Uranus’ mysterious features on display in new Webb image

(CNN) — 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 …

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Space.com

Artemis 2 moon astronauts discuss 21st-century ‘moonshots’ with President Biden

The next astronaut crew to visit the moon talked space policy with U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. Vice-President Kamala Harris, according to various posts on Tuesday (Dec. 19). New details about the Dec. 14 White House meetings for the four Artemis …

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The Washington Post

Taters the cat stars in NASA’s first video streamed from deep space

A playful clip of Taters, who belongs to a NASA employee, was sent from a spacecraft to Earth last week, the agency announced Monday. Soon, scientists say, the same laser technology that beamed Taters to an observatory in California could allow astronauts …

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CNN

‘Christmas Tree Cluster’ and a celestial snow globe sparkle in new, starry NASA images

New images captured by two of NASA’s space telescopes showcase how the light from young stars can deck the cosmos with holiday cheer. Groupings of stars resembling a Christmas tree aglow with lights and a scintillating snow globe …

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Phys.Org

Planetary scientists simulate oxidation of iron by giant impact during atmospheric evolution of early Earth

Giant-impact driven redox processes in the atmosphere and magma ocean may have played crucial roles during the evolution of the Earth. However, the absence of rock records from the time or era makes it challenging to understand these processes.

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Space.com

VP Kamala Harris lead National Space Council meeting today (Dec. 20)

a woman in a salmon-colored suit talks to a crowd of people that includes. Vice President Kamala Harris and the Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff meet with NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, NASA …

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CBS News

NASA discovers “Christmas Tree Cluster” of stars glowing in space: “It’s beginning to look a lot like cosmos”

Your living room isn’t the only place housing a large green Christmas tree with sparkling lights this year. NASA has found a spot in space with its own glowing cosmic tree for the holiday season. The object in question is named NGC 2264, …

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