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January 1, 2024
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Space.com

End of year, end of exhibit: Space shuttle Endeavour goes off view for a few years

With the end of 2023 comes the end of an endeavor — or rather Endeavour — as the retired NASA space shuttle goes off public view for the next few years. The California Science Center in Los Angeles has exhibited OV-105, better known as the orbiter …

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CNN

Look out for a total solar eclipse, full moons and meteor showers in 2024

The moon crosses in front of the sun during the October 14, 2023 annular solar eclipse over Albuquerque. Sam Wasson/Getty Images. Multiple eclipses will occur in 2024, including …

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Space.com

Artemis 2 moon astronaut says his 1st space launch will feel epic

Canadian Space Agency mission specialist Jeremy Hansen recently shared in a video on X, formerly Twitter, how he and the rest of the Artemis 2 crew plan to get to the moon in 2024, including what he expects to feel on the big launch day.

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The Washington Post

Spectacular stars and Wolf Moon: What to spy in January’s night skies

The new year begins with lengthening days, Earth’s closest approach to the sun, a quirky meteor shower and the spectacular constellations of the winter sky. The moon begins the year brightening the morning sky, with the last quarter falling on Jan.

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Scientific American

India’s Aditya-L1 Space Probe Heads for Gravitational ‘Island’

The location is remote yet isn’t very lonely. Four active spacecraft are already in orbit near the same spot—known as the Earth-sun system’s first Lagrange point, or L1—and others are parked nearby.

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Space.com

Quadrantid meteor shower 2024: The year’s 1st meteor shower blazes over North America on Jan. 3

Up to 120 shooting stars per hour could be visible during a brief peak of the Quadrantid meteor shower — the year’s first meteor shower, coming to North America Jan. 3 and 4. Comments (0). Meteor Shower and the Milky Way with old ruin on foreground.

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Astronomy Magazine

2024 Full Moon calendar: Dates, times, types, and names

For millennia, Full Moons have wielded a magnetic charm. This monthly event has been the inspiration behind myths, tales, traditions, and even farming. We’ll update this article multiple times each week with the latest moonrise, moonset, Full Moon …

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INFORUM

Earth Closest To A ‘Super Sun’ As ‘Fireballs’ Fall: The Night Sky This Week

First out of the blocks comes the Quadrantid meteor shower, one of the year’s lesser-known but prolific displays of “shooting stars.” If you want to get outside and see some of its fireballs (ultra-bright meteors), this week’s Last Quarter Moon will …

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The Hill

‘Strongest’ solar flare since 2017 detected: Here’s what to know

(NEXSTAR) — A massive solar flare — the largest in years — was spotted on the sun on New Year’s Eve, sparking a warning to some high-frequency radio users. In an update Sunday evening, NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) released an image of …

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Forbes

2023 Ends With Strongest ‘X Class’ Solar Flare For Six Years—Get Ready For Aurora

A massive X5-class solar flare was detected by Earth-orbiting satellites just hours before 2024 began, the most potent eruption the sun has produced since 2017. Its aftermath looks set to cause a geomagnetic storm on Earth on January 2, …

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