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January 6, 2024
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Space.com

10 rookie mistakes first-time eclipse-chasers make (and how to avoid them)

The total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 is a rare chance for North Americans to experience a total solar eclipse. Don’t get it wrong. Comments (0). the moon blocks the sun, leaving a fiery aura in the sky. A view of the solar corona during a total …

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CNN

Newly discovered large predator worms ruled the seas as Earth’s earliest carnivores, study finds

An artist’s illustration shows giant predator worms swimming in an ancient sea. Artwork by Bob Nicholls/@BobNichollsArt. Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter.

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Space.com

What time is ULA’s 1st Vulcan rocket launch with Astrobotic’s private moon lander on Jan. 8?

Liftoff of Vulcan with the Peregrine moon lander is set for Monday, Jan. 8, at 2:18 a.m. EST (0718 GMT). Comments (0). Jump to: What time is the launch? How to watch the the launch; How long is the mission? What if Vulcan Centaur can’t launch?

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Space.com

ULA’s 1st Vulcan Centaur rocket is ready to fly. Will it live long and prosper?

a red and white rocket stands against a blue sky. United Launch Alliance rolls its first Vulcan Centaur rocket to the launch pad on Jan. 5, 2024, ahead of a …

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Spaceflight Now

ULA says its Vulcan rocket is finally ready to fly

The United Launch Alliance Vulcan rocket is transported from the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) to Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, in preparation for the certification mission (Cert-1). The mission will launch the Astrobotic …

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Space.com

The cosmic dark ages: Everything you need to know

The first hydrogen to form absorbed light from the first stars in the universe. Eventually, the universe filled up with stars and galaxies that reionized this hydrogen, allowing photons to travel freely in all directions. Comments (1).

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NPR

Don’t look so blue, Neptune: Now astronomers know this planet’s true color

But in reality, Neptune is far more of a light greenish blue. It’s actually pretty similar in color to its fellow ice giant Uranus, also visited by Voyager 2. “We find that the planets …

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The Planetary Society

Visions of Venus

For centuries, astronomers who pointed telescopes at our cosmic neighbor only saw its clouds, which gave no hints about what might lie beneath. Only when we started exploring Venus with radar imaging and planetary spacecraft were we able to find out what …

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Space.com

Send your name to the moon aboard NASA’s ice-hunting VIPER rover

Your name could fly to the moon later this year. NASA is inviting you to put your name aboard its VIPER moon rover, which is scheduled to lift off atop a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket in late 2024. VIPER (short for “Volatiles Investigating Polar …

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Spaceflight Now

NASA discusses Moon-bound science as ULA’s Vulcan rocket gets go ahead for Jan. 8 launch

A gold-plated tracker, an imager searching for surface water and an radiation detector are among the suite of five instruments flying on board one of NASA’s first missions to the Moon’s surface since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.

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