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January 9, 2024
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The New York Times

The New Space Race Is Causing New Pollution Problems

The high-altitude chase started over Cape Canaveral on Feb. 17, 2023, when a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched. Thomas Parent, a NASA research pilot, was flying a WB-57 jet when the rocket ascended past the right wing — leaving him mesmerized before he …

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Space.com

The age of the private moon mission has begun

Astrobotic’s Peregrine Lander successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, atop a United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur rocket on Monday (Dec. 8), setting the stage for a new era of private space exploration. Peregrine was originally due to …

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Space.com

James Webb Space Telescope spots hint of mysterious aurora over ‘failed star’

‘We have seen this kind of phenomenon in planets with a nearby star that can heat the stratosphere, but seeing it in an object with no obvious external heat source is wild.’ Comments (0). An illustration of a dark-blue failed star, or brown dwarf, …

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Space.com

1st photo from crippled private Peregrine moon lander holds clue to anomaly

Update for 12 p.m. EST on Jan. 9: Astrobotic issued another mission update on Monday evening (Jan. 8), which stated that Peregrine had just 40 hours of fuel left at that time. Read our story about that update here.

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CNN

NASA delays astronaut moon landing to at least 2026

NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to return astronauts to the moon this decade amid a renewed international push for lunar exploration, is facing some lengthy delays, the space agency has announced. The Artemis III mission …

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Space.com

Astronauts won’t walk on the moon until 2026 after NASA delays next 2 Artemis missions

In a media teleconference on Tuesday (Jan. 9), NASA leadership stated that its flagship Artemis 2 mission will be delayed from November 2024 until September 2025. And the Artemis 3 moon-landing mission, originally targeted for late 2025, will now aim for …

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Space.com

Astronomers solve mystery of ‘Green Monster’ in famous supernova remnant (photo)

The bizarre, grinch-like wisp of green light dubbed the Green Monster, first seen last year snaking through the glowing remnants of an exploded star, belongs to a blast wave bordering the debris field, a new study reveals.

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The New York Times

NASA Delays Artemis Astronaut Moon Missions

Four astronauts in blue jumpsuits pose in front of the Orion spacecraft at the Kennedy Space. The crew of Artemis II, from left: Victor Glover, pilot; Reid Wiseman, commander; Christina …

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Space.com

NASA funds Venus sample-return, interstellar probes and other far-out space tech

NASA has awarded funding to 13 innovative space technology concepts that could shape future missions to Venus, Mars and worlds beyond our solar system. The space agency’s NIAC (NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts) program supports the development of …

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Space.com

Private Peregrine moon lander won’t make lunar landing due to uncontrollable fuel leak

The moon dreams of Astrobotic’s Peregrine lander are officially dead. Peregrine launched early Monday morning (Jan. 8) on the debut mission of United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur rocket. The liftoff went well, but Peregrine experienced an anomaly …

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