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December 23, 2023
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Space.com

12 James Webb Space Telescope findings that changed our understanding of the universe in 2023

4. The JWST finds massive, mysterious galaxies in the infant universe; 5. An intensifying debate over the universe’s expansion rate; 6. Shining a spotlight on the first supermassive black holes; 7. Complex organic molecules in a primordial galaxy; 8. Yup, …

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Space.com

Warped supernova spotted by James Webb Space Telescope could settle a longstanding debate

Two supernovas in a galaxy, and one that’s so utterly far away that we see it as it was 10 billion years ago, could be vital in helping reveal the expansion rate of the universe. This is a measurement that has rather created some tension among the …

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Space.com

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch 2 German military satellites early Dec. 23

a white and black rocket stands on the launch pad beneath a cloudy sky. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket topped with the German military’s SARah-2 mission stands on the pad at …

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Space.com

New Hubble Telescope image shows mysterious spokes on Saturn’s rings

At first glance, this image of Saturn looks as if it could be a shot from an old. Star Trek” episode, thanks to its slightly grainy appearance and analog-esque glow. But this composite photo was taken on Oct. 22, 2023, by the Hubble Space Telescope …

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Space.com

Life beyond Earth may form in the coldest depths of space, Ryugu asteroid samples reveal

PAHs may be able to form in cold regions of space, affecting what scientists think about the origins of planets and possibility of alien life. Comments (0). The first sample of asteroid Ryugu received by NASA. Scientists examine small samples from …

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IEEE Spectrum

Artemis II Will Send Astronauts Around the Moon

NASA’s Artemis II mission, a warmup for a lunar landing planned for 2025, will mark the first time astronauts have gone beyond low Earth orbit since the Apollo 17 mission, in 1972. This article …

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Spaceflight Now

Live Coverage: SpaceX to launch Falcon 9 first-stage booster on record-breaking 19th flight

SpaceX is preparing a Falcon 9 first-stage booster for a record-breaking 19th launch Friday night as it continues the expansion of its Starlink satellite constellation. Liftoff from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral is currently scheduled for 11 p.m. EST (0400 …

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Yahoo News

Hubble Telescope gifts us a dazzling starry ‘snow globe’ just in time for the holidays

A collection of stars and galaxies fill the scene against a dark background. The image is dominated by a dense collection of stars which make up the irregular galaxy UGC 8091.

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Phys.Org

Researchers use VLT exoplanet hunter to study Jupiter’s winds

For the first time, an instrument developed to find and analyze worlds light years away, exoplanets, has been pointed at a target in the solar system, 43 light minutes away from Earth: the planet Jupiter.

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Aviation Week

International Space Station SpaceX Cargo Mission Splashes Down

HOUSTON—Recovery operations were underway after the successful Dec. 22 splashdown of the 29th NASA-contracted SpaceX Crew Dragon resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tallahassee, Florida.

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