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January 10, 2024
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The Planetary Society

JWST finds a new lead in the search for life on a mysterious exoplanet

This week on Planetary Radio, we’re diving into one of the most remarkable new exoplanet discoveries with the help of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). JWST has detected signs of methane and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of K2-18 b.

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Space.com

Peregrine lander’s failure won’t stop NASA’s ambitious commercial moon program

Despite anomalies experienced by the Peregrine lunar lander scientists are looking ahead to upcoming missions under NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services program. Comments (0). A graphic illustration showing an Intuitive Machines’ lander on the …

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Space.com

The mystery of vast ‘cosmic ORCs’ — odd radio circles that encompass entire galaxies — may be solved

Astronomers have pointed to winds from bursts of supernova star explosions as the cause of huge and eerie “odd radio circles.” Comments (1). A strange blob of green circles around a galaxy in deep space. ORC 1, the first “odd radio circle” ever seen, …

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CBS News

NASA delays first Artemis astronaut flight to late 2025, moon landing to 2026

NASA’s first crewed Artemis mission, a flight to send four astronauts on a voyage around the moon and back, is being delayed nearly a year, from late 2024 to at least September 2025, NASA announced Tuesday. Likewise, the first astronaut moon landing is …

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Space.com

SpaceX targeting February for Starship’s 3rd flight test

We could see Starship return to flight as soon as next month. SpaceX’s massive, reusable Starship rocket made two test flights in 2023, the first in April and a second in November, and company representatives now say the third such mission could come …

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CNN

Mysterious fast radio burst originated from ‘blob-like’ collection of seven galaxies

Astronomers have traced one of the most powerful and distant fast radio bursts ever detected back to its unusual cosmic home: a rare “blob-like” group of galaxies. The unexpected discovery could shed more light on what causes the mysterious radio wave …

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Space.com

Watch self-eating rocket prototype engine consume itself then explode (video)

British researchers have tested a prototype self-eating rocket that could pave the way for cheaper launches of small satellites and would leave no debris behind. The concept rocket engine, called Ouroborous-3 after the ancient mythical creature that …

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Space.com

China launches ‘lobster eye’ Einstein Probe to study black holes, neutron stars and more (video)

China launched its Einstein Probe on Tuesday (Jan. 9), kicking off its mission to observe the X-ray sky. The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) spacecraft will hunt for high …

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CBS News

When and where stargazers can see the full moon, meteor showers and eclipses in 2024

The year kicked off with a bang, with a meteor shower peaking just days after the start of 2024. There’s more to come for stargazers. Find out when you can catch the best shows in the sky this year: …

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Space.com

Why you don’t need to get to the centerline for April’s total solar eclipse — and what will happen at the edge

If you understand the importance of the path of totality, then you may be heading for the centerline, but there are lots of reasons not to. Comments (0). A map showing the circular shadow of the moon passing over the U.S.. The oblique circular shadow …

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