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December 29, 2023
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CBS News

SpaceX aims for launch doubleheader to put military spaceplane and more Starlinks in orbit

At the nearby Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, another team of SpaceX engineers was counting down to launch of a workhorse single-core Falcon 9 rocket loaded with 23 Starlink internet satellites. The two flights marked the …

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Space.com

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will get its closest look yet at Jupiter’s moon Io on Dec. 30

Juno launched on August 5, 2011, and reached the gas giant Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, on July 4, 2016, after a 1.7 billion-mile (2.8-billion-kilometer) journey. Since then, the Jupiter orbiter has made 56 flybys of the gas planet, …

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Space.com

NASA can’t wait for its OSIRIS-APEX spacecraft to meet ‘God of Chaos’ asteroid Apophis in 2029

Apophis will make an asteroid flyby like no other in recorded history in 5 years as it becomes visible with the naked eye, and OSIRIS-APEX will be on hand to supervise. Comments (0). An illustration shows OSRIS-APEX as it watches the asteroid Apophis …

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CBC.ca

This year in science: AI, James Webb Space Telescope research and climate change

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: It’s time now for our science news roundup from our friends at NPR’s Short Wave podcast, Regina Barber and Geoff Brumfiel. Good to have you here at the end of the year …

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Scientific American

Behold—the Best Space Images of 2023

This year’s most interesting space images include infrared views of galactic “bones,” an asteroid’s double moon, Jupiter’s giant polar vortex, and more. By Phil Plait. The graceful winding arms of the grand-design spiral galaxy M51 stretch across this …

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CNN

Send your name to Jupiter’s moon Europa before the year ends

The launch of NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft is one of the most anticipated missions of 2024. The probe is expected to lift off from Kennedy Space Center in October and set off on a 1.8 billion-mile (2.9 billion-kilometer) journey to Jupiter’s moon …

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Phys.Org

A carbon-lite atmosphere could be a sign of water and life on other terrestrial planets, study finds

The team says this new signature, of relatively depleted carbon dioxide, is the only sign of habitability that is detectable now. “The Holy Grail in exoplanet science is to look for habitable worlds, and …

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Phys.Org

NASA’s Juno to get close look at Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io on Dec. 30

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will on Saturday, Dec. 30, make the closest flyby of Jupiter’s moon Io that any spacecraft has made in over 20 years. Coming within roughly 930 miles (1,500 kilometers) from the surface of the most volcanic world in our solar …

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Space.com

SpaceX wows with a double header of final 2023 rocket launches (photos, video)

Second up on the launch docket for Thursday, hours later, was a Falcon 9 liftoff carrying 23 SpaceX Starlink units to low Earth orbit from nearby Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. This launch took place at 11:01 p.m. EST (0401 GMT on Dec. 29).

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Space.com

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launches mysterious X-37B space plane for US Space Force after delays

SpaceX shut down its livestream of the Falcon Heavy launch before the X-37B space plan was deployed in its final orbit at the request of the U.S. Space Force. The new X- …

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