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January 5, 2024
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Space.com

Watch red supergiant star Antares pass behind the moon early on Jan. 8

Since Antares will disappear behind the moon’s bright limb, binoculars or a telescope will probably be needed to watch this event. Comments (0). a dim might sky above a short skyline shows a crescent moon near Al Niyat,. An illustration of the early …

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Space.com

Alien life could thrive in Venus’ acidic clouds, new study hints

Amino acids remain stable in concentrated sulfuric acid, the stuff that Venus’ clouds are made of.

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Space.com

Hubble Space Telescope sees wild weather raging on distant hot Jupiter world

The Hubble Space Telescope has seen cyclones raging in the dynamic atmosphere of a hot Jupiter located 880 light years away, thanks to observations and computer modeling that could one day be applied to characterize weather on smaller, rocky exoplanets.

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Space.com

Vulcan Centaur rocket arrives at pad ahead of debut launch (photos)

That liftoff, which is scheduled for 2:18 a.m. EST (0718 GMT) on Monday, will send the private Peregrine lander toward the moon. You can watch the action live here at Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV, beginning at 1:30 a.m. EST (0630 GMT).

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Space.com

Vulcan Centaur rocket is ‘go’ for historic Jan. 8 launch of private Peregrine moon lander

a red and white rocket rolls toward a launch pad, with trees and the ocean. United Launch Alliance rolls its first Vulcan Centaur rocket to the launch pad on Jan. 5, …

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Scientific American

Sky Spectacles to Watch in 2024

A “supermoon” sets behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City. This slightly larger-than-usual lunar apparition occurs when the moon is full and especially near to Earth; three will take place in 2024.

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The New York Times

Uranus and Neptune Reveal Their True Colors

Think of Uranus and Neptune, the solar system’s outermost planets, and you may picture two distinct hues: pale turquoise and cobalt blue. But astronomers say that the true colors of these distant ice giants are more similar than their popular …

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Space.com

NASA responds to Navajo Nation’s request to delay private mission placing human remains on the moon

‘With these new opportunities and new ways of doing business, we recognize that some non-NASA commercial payloads can be a cause for concern to some communities.’ Comments (2). the moon can be seen in the sunset sky over monument valley in arizona.

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BBC News

Neptune and Uranus seen in true colours for first time

“They did something that I think everyone on Instagram will have done at some time in their life, they tweaked the colours,” Prof Catherine Heymans, Astronomer Royal for Scotland and a University of Edinburgh astrophysics professor, told BBC Radio 4’s …

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Smithsonian

Scientists Uncover the Earliest Fossil Evidence of Photosynthesis

Ancient cyanobacteria contained structures for producing oxygen around 1.75 billion years ago, according to a new study. Will Sullivan. Daily Correspondent. January 4, 2024 4:41 p.m.. Blue-green algae on the surface of a lake …

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