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January 18, 2024
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CNN

’20 minutes of terror’: What to expect from Japan’s ‘Moon Sniper’ landing attempt

As the first US lunar lander mission in decades ends without reaching its target, a spacecraft that Japan launched is drawing closer to the moon and preparing for a historic landing attempt. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s …

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CBS News

International crew cleared for 3rd commercial flight to space station

With retired NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría and Italian co-pilot Walter Villadei at the controls, flanked by Turkish mission specialists Alper Gezeravci and Marcus Wandt of Sweden, the Falcon 9 was set for takeoff from historic pad 39A at the Kennedy …

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Space.com

The moon once had way more water than we ever imagined, lunar meteorite reveals

When the Apollo lunar samples were first examined, scientists found they were “volatile-poor.” Volatiles are chemicals that easily evaporate at relatively low temperatures; water is moderately volatile, evaporating at 212 degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees …

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Space.com

There’s lots of water on the moon for astronauts. But is it safe to drink?

Two space agencies say we need filter systems for drinking moon water, and they need the public’s help with the AquaLunar challenge. Comments (0). an illustration of the moon with a target zone filled with colors. each color represents.

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Space.com

Early galaxies were shaped like surfboards and pool noodles, James Webb Space Telescope finds

Young galaxies in the early universe adopted elongated shapes as they formed along filaments of the cosmic web, before evolving into more disc-like galaxies. Comments (0). a view of various galaxies in deep space. they are multicolored and appear as …

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Space.com

Water ice buried at Mars’ equator is over 2 miles thick

A European Space Agency (ESA) probe has found enough water to cover Mars in an ocean between 4.9 and 8.9 feet (1.5 and 2.7 meters) deep, buried in the form of dusty ice beneath the planet’s equator. The finding was made by ESA’s Mars Express mission, …

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CNN

SpaceX to launch first Turkish astronaut aboard private European space mission

A SpaceX rocket is set to take off for the International Space Station on another trailblazing mission operated entirely by the private sector. On board will be a group of European astronauts, including the first person from Turkey aiming to visit outer …

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Space.com

US must beat China back to the moon, Congress tells NASA

‘It’s no secret that China has a goal to surpass the United States by 2045 as global leaders in space. We can’t allow this to happen.’ Comments (0). Illustration of NASA astronauts at the lunar south pole. Artist’s illustration of NASA astronauts near …

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NPR

A transforming robot is about to land on the moon, where it will die

Japan is about to attempt one of the hardest tricks in space exploration: a soft landing on the moon. Its “Moon Sniper” mission is set to land on the moon Friday morning, ET — and if all goes well, a robot designed by the company that invented …

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The New York Times

Axiom Astronaut Launch: How and When to Watch

Astronauts from Italy, Sweden and Turkey will fly to the International Space Station on a commercially chartered mission on Thursday. Share full article.

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