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December 26, 2023
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Space.com

Will Artemis 2 launch to the moon in 2024? NASA has a lot of work ahead

two humans in ornage space suits, without helmets, walk down a gantry way outside. NASA Artemis 2 astronauts Christina Koch (front) and Victor Glover walk across the crew access arm …

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Space.com

Gold mine of kilonova explosions forged by neutron stars crashing together

The gold that comprises the ring on your ring, the jewelry, and the uranium used as fuel in nuclear power plants is believed to come from the violent conditions created when two ultradense dead stars called neutron stars collide.

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Space.com

International Space Station astronauts hang stockings and light a menorah for the holidays (images, video)

Felt was chosen as a material for the menorah due to understandable restrictions concerning lighting fires on spacecraft and space stations. “My husband and little girls helped make a felt menorah, with lights …

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Space.com

NASA hails historic space milestones of 2023 in inspiring new video

The space agency shared a new video showcasing its 2023 achievements, ranging from the successful return of its first asteroid sample all the way to plans for a new nuclear thermal rocket engine meant for future crewed missions to Mars.

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CNN

Japan’s ‘Moon Sniper’ is now in lunar orbit ahead of historic landing attempt

A flight model of the JAXA Moon Sniper, or Smart Lander for Investigating Moon, is seen at the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation’s Kamakura Works in Japan on January 25. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

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Scientific American

A Hunt for Sterile Neutrinos Could Unlock Deep Cosmic Secrets

The Short-Baseline Neutrino Program will try to determine once and for all whether sterile neutrinos are real. By Don Lincoln. MiniBooNE neutrino detector interior. The inside of the MiniBooNE neutrino detector. Credit:.

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CNN

Hubble telescope spies mysterious shadows on Saturn’s rings

A photo of Saturn taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope on October 22, 2023, when the ringed planet was approximately 850 million miles from Earth. Hubble’s ultra-sharp vision revealed a phenomenon called ring spokes.

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Space.com

Hubble Space Telescope spots a festive gathering of spiral galaxies (image)

The image, released on Christmas Day, shows a large spiral galaxy flanked by smaller and similarly shaped galaxies. Comments (0). A gathering of spiral galaxies as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope (Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Dalcanton, …

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Popular Mechanics

Every Glorious Image From the James Webb Space Telescope (So Far)

Take a peek at all of the stars, galaxies, and breathtaking nebulas from the groundbreaking telescope. Titan, Saturn’s Largest Moon (December 1). Titan has a nitrogen-rich atmosphere and rivers, lakes, and seas of hydrocarbons such as ethane and …

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

NASA gifts us with photo of ‘Christmas Tree Cluster’ in Milky Way

Just in time for the holidays, NASA released a composite image of NGC 2264, also known as the “Christmas Tree Cluster.” It “shows the shape of a cosmic tree with the glow of stellar lights,” the agency stated. The cluster — about 2,500 light years from …

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