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January 13, 2024
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Space.com

Surprise gamma-ray discovery could shed light on cosmic mystery

Astronomers have discovered an unexpected and unexplained feature outside our Milky Way galaxy that’s radiating high-energy light called gamma rays. The team behind the discovery, including NASA and University of Maryland cosmologist Alexander …

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CNN

NASA’s plans to return to the moon take a hit

Astrobotic Technology shared the first image of the Peregrine lunar lander in space on Monday. The lander suffered “critical” propellant loss from a fuel leak after liftoff. From Astrobotic.

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Space.com

James Webb Space Telescope catches young planetary system by its dusty ‘cat’s tail’ (photo)

The powerful space telescope saw a previously unseen structure in the well-studied system Beta Pictoris. Comments (0). photo showing a large, reddish-orange dust cloud in deep space. The Beta Pictoris system as seen by the James Webb Space Telescope, …

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Space.com

SpaceX Dragon capsule arrives at pad for Ax-3 astronaut launch (photos)

SpaceX continues to gear up for its next astronaut mission. That flight, known as Ax-3, is scheduled to launch from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 17, sending four people to the International Space Station (ISS).

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Spaceflight Now

Live coverage: SpaceX to launch Falcon 9 rocket on Starlink mission from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX is looking to notch its fourth launch in January with another Starlink flight. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 23 Starlink satellites is targeting liftoff at 7:52 p.m. EST (0052 UTC) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force …

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The Wall Street Journal

Moon Voyages Go Private in New Phase

Four moon landers made by U.S. companies are now due to try to touch down on the moon in 2024 with National Aeronautics and Space Administration devices on board. NASA.

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Space.com

SpaceX to launch 23 Starlink satellites from Florida tonight

A rocket launch carves an orange arc into a dark night sky in this long-. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 23 Starlink satellites from Florida on Nov. 27, 2023.

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Phys.Org

Doomed US lunar lander’s space odyssey continues… for now

Though Astrobotic, the company that built the Peregrine robot, has said a controlled touchdown on the Moon is no longer possible — it hasn’t ruled out a so-called “hard landing” or crash, a prospect that has space watchers gripped.

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The Conversation US

What delays to the Artemis II and III missions mean for Canada

On Jan. 9, NASA announced it would be shifting the launch of Artemis II to September 2025. Artemis III — the first mission to land humans on the surface of the moon since 1972 — was moved to September 2026. What do these delays mean for Canada’s plans …

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The Weather Channel

Team of Astronomers Unearths a Young Earth-Sized Planet Orbiting Star in Ursa Major Constellation

A team of astronomers has discovered a planet closer and younger than any other Earth-sized world yet identified. The planet is known as HD 63433d and it’s the third planet found in orbit around a star called HD 63433.

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