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January 17, 2024
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Space.com

Getting it right on the moon: Let’s not trash Tranquility (op-ed)

The moon is entering a phase in which human activities will play a significant role in its natural history. Comments (0). Illustration of NASA astronauts working on the moon, with two rovers and a lander visible.

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Space.com

James Webb Space Telescope discovers oldest and most distant black hole ever seen

The ravenous black hole that existed just 400 million years after the Big Bang could help explain how supermassive black holes grew so rapidly. The galaxy GN-z11 as seen by Hubble (inset) an illustration of a. The galaxy GN-z11 as seen by the Hubble …

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Space.com

Elon Musk reveals cause of Starship explosion, discusses giant rocket’s future (video)

SpaceX’s giant Starship rocket apparently performed better on its second-ever test flight than its explosive end would suggest. The mission launched from SpaceX’s Starbase site in South Texas on Nov. 18 of last year. It ended about eight minutes after …

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CBS News

SpaceX delays commercial space station flight to allow more time for pre-launch data review

The delay was announced as the flight’s four-man crew — retired astronaut Michael López-Alegría, Italian Walter Villadei, Swedish flier Marcus Wandt and Turkey’s Alper Gezeravci — were getting prepared for launch on a two-week research mission aboard the …

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Spaceflight Now

Live coverage: SpaceX readies Falcon 9 for commercial flight to space station

An international four-man crew strapped into a SpaceX capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket at the Kennedy Space Center Tuesday for a dress-rehearsal countdown that sets the stage for launch Wednesday on a privately-funded research mission to the International …

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Space.com

SpaceX on track to launch private Ax-3 astronaut mission on Jan. 17

Ax-3 has not yet been officially cleared for liftoff, however. That milestone should come tomorrow, when teams from SpaceX, NASA and the Houston company Axiom Space perform a launch readiness review (LRR) for the mission.

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The Washington Post

Greenland’s glaciers are losing more ice than scientists estimated

The Greenland ice sheet has lost 20 percent more ice than scientists previously thought, posing potential problems for ocean circulation patterns and sea level rise, according to a new study. Greenland has lost about 5,000 gigatons of ice since the …

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CBS News

Meet Retro — the first rhesus monkey cloned using a new scientific method

Primates have proved particularly difficult to clone, and the scientists overcame years of failure by replacing the cloned cells that would become the placenta with those from a normal embryo. They hope their new technique will lead …

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The New York Times

An Ancient Woolly Mammoth Left a Diary in Her Tusk

Scientists are looking at layers of minerals left behind on mammoth tusks to estimate where the hulking animals spent their days. Share full article.

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The New York Times

How Much Ice Is Greenland Losing? Researchers Found an Answer.

Greenland’s expansive ice sheet is known to be shrinking, especially since the 1990s, because of warming from climate change. It’s a fate shared by the Antarctic Ice Sheet as well as glaciers around the world. Now, a new study reveals that about 20 …

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