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December 27, 2023
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CNN

Ancient bricks baked when Nebuchadnezzar II was king absorbed a power surge in Earth’s magnetic field

This ancient mud brick was stamped with an inscription mentioning the Mesopotamian king Iakun-Diri. Researchers sampled it for their study and are excited about how artifacts like this can help us to study Earth’s magnetic fields.

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CNN

Why ‘resurrection biology’ is gaining traction around the world

Scientists have isolated and revived ancient viruses from thawing permafrost. Jean-Michel Claverie/IGS/CNRS-AM. Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science …

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Space.com

Private Peregrine moon lander is stacked on ULA Vulcan rocket ahead of Jan. 8 launch

The Peregrine lunar lander has completed all its launch milestones and has been stacked atop the Vulcan Centaur rocket that will carry it to space. The launch of the first United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, …

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Space.com

12 space medicine findings from 2023 that could help astronauts reach Mars one day

Scientists are trying to figure out what happens to the human body when it ventures off the planet it evolved to live on. Comments (0). astronauts in space suits construct a short tower on the brown/red surface of mars. Illustration of NASA astronauts …

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Spaceflight Now

Historic SpaceX Falcon 9 booster topples over and is lost at sea

The remains of Falcon 9 booster 1058 arrive at Port Canaveral after the vehicle toppled over and broke apart in bad weather. Image: Steven Young/Spaceflight Now. A piece of America’s space history is now on the ocean’s floor. During its return voyage …

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Phys.Org

Images hidden in noise revealed by a quantum-inspired phase-imaging method

Researchers at the University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Physics with colleagues from Stanford University and Oklahoma State University have introduced a quantum-inspired phase-imaging method based on light intensity correlation measurements that is robust …

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Space.com

Japan’s SLIM lander beams moon images home before Jan. 19 landing (photos)

The images were created after the spacecraft was successfully inserted into lunar orbit at 2:51 a.m. EST (0951 GMT or 4:51 p.m. Japan time) on Monday (Dec. 25).

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CBS News

6 exciting space missions set to launch in 2024

The latter half of the year will feature several exciting launches, with the launch of the Martian Moons eXploration mission in September, Europa Clipper and Hera in October and Artemis II and VIPER to the Moon in November – if everything goes as planned.

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Astronomy Magazine

What are neutron stars? The cosmic gold mines, explained

Neutron stars are the perfect cosmic laboratory for the scientists who study them, thanks to their observability, extreme gravity, and strong magnetic fields. Credit: ESO/L. Calçada. It isn …

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Space.com

See December’s Full Cold Moon shine in the sky like a Christmas ornament (photos)

Skywatchers around the globe captured some awe-inspiring images of the final full moon of 2023 on Dec. 26. Comments (0). close-up of the moon with the black sky in behind. The Cold Moon rises over Catania Italy with a clear sky on Dec.

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