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January 7, 2024
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First privately-built US moon lander poised for historic launch on Vulcan rocket’s maiden flight

For the first time in more than 50 years, an American moon lander is set to blast off from Cape Canaveral early Monday, a small robotic probe called Peregrine that’s packed with 20 experiments and international payloads, including six NASA instruments …

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CNN

Megalosaurus, the fossil that introduced dinosaurs to the world

A fossilized jawbone belonging to a Megalosaurus, the first dinosaur to be scientifically described and named. Natural History Museum/Alamy Stock Photo. When massive fossilized bones were found jutting from …

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CNN

Commercial lander set to take flight on new rocket in first US moon landing mission in decades

The United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur rocket sits on the launchpad at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, ahead of launch on January 7, 2024. The new ULA rocket is set to make its debut flight just after 2 a.m. ET on January …

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The Washington Post

NASA and private industry aim for moon landings in 2024

Monday’s launch of the Astrobotic spacecraft would mark another potentially important milestone, the first flight of a long-awaited new rocket designed by the United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing. The …

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Space.com

Watch Vulcan rocket launch private Peregrine moon lander on debut mission early Jan. 8

A historic moon mission will launch early Monday morning (Jan. 8), and you can watch the action live. United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Vulcan Centaur rocket is scheduled to lift off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Monday at 2:18 a.m. …

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The New York Times

Vulcan Rocket Prepares for First Launch With Moon Lander Mission

A white and silver rocket with red paint sits on a launch tower surrounded by four. The United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur rocket on its way to the space launch complex at Cape Canaveral, Fla …

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SpaceNews

UAE to build airlock for lunar Gateway

— The United Arab Emirates has agreed to develop an airlock module for the lunar Gateway, helping complete the design of the lunar space station while enhancing the UAE’s role in the Artemis lunar exploration effort. NASA …

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Space.com

This Week In Space podcast: Episode 92 — The Saga of the Seven Sisters

On Episode 92 of This Week In Space, Tariq and Rod discuss navigating the night sky with astronomer Steve Fentress.

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SkyandTelescope.com

The Best Meteor Showers in 2024

But like most else in amateur astronomy, meteor observing goes best with patience and foreknowledge. What Are Meteors? A meteor is the streak of light you see when a bit of interplanetary debris vaporizes …

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Universe Today

GJ 367b is Another Dead World Orbiting a Red Dwarf

Red dwarf exoplanet habitability is a hot topic in space science. These small dim stars host lots of exoplanets, including small rocky ones the size of Earth. But the little stars emit extremely powerful flares that can damage and strip away …

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