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January 22, 2024
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Space.com

An impossibly huge ring of galaxies might lead us to new physics. Here’s how

An intergalactic ring-shaped superstructure of galaxies and galaxy clusters — so large it defies explanation — has been discovered. This is a structure that lives so deep in the universe that we see it as it was some 9.2 billion years ago.

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Space.com

Mysterious radio source in heart of ancient star cluster might be a rare black hole

One of the Milky Way’s brightest globular clusters is emanating mysterious radio waves from its heart, new observations have revealed. Scientists believe the intriguing signal may be produced by a medium-sized black hole; if true, that’d make this …

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Space.com

Not dead yet: Japan prepares for possible recovery of SLIM moon lander

‘If sunlight begins to shine on the lunar surface from the west, there is a possibility of generating power, and we are preparing for recovery.’ Comments (0). a small spacecraft hovers just above the surface of the moon, with the blackness of.

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CNN

Megalodons were skinnier than we previously thought, new study suggests

The Otodus megalodon lived more than 23 million years ago. Fossils of the extinct giant are hard to come by. While there are plenty of fossilized shark teeth, their bodies mainly consist of cartilage rather than bones, and are rarely preserved.

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Space.com

NASA restores contact with Mars helicopter Ingenuity after communications dropout on latest flight

I held my breath for a moment on Jan. 18, when scientists announced they’d lost contact with the Perseverance Mars rover’s helicopter friend, Ingenuity. Ingenuity had been nearing completion of its 72nd flight — a liftoff far past the threshold of …

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Space.com

US Priority Mail stamps now feature James Webb Space Telescope images

illustration showing the fronts and backs of two postcards whose stamps are adapations of gorgeous astronomy. The United States Postal Service (USPS) on Monday, Jan. 22, 2024, released …

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NPR

Japan shuts down its SLIM moon lander in hopes it will restart someday

Will Japan’s moon lander get a charge from the sun — or will its mission be cut short when its battery dies? Japan’s space agency is facing that question now, even as it basks in the glow of becoming just the fifth country to achieve a soft landing on …

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BBC News

Japan hopes sunlight can save stricken Slim Moon lander

Japan may yet manage to salvage its Moon lander, the country’s space agency Jaxa says – if sunlight hits it in the right place. The Slim spacecraft was turned off just three hours after its historic lunar touchdown on Saturday to save power.

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The Washington Post

Bulky or slender? Megalodon study reignites debate over extinct shark.

The extinct shark megalodon is often imagined as a beefy, supersize great white, with a gaping maw of pointy teeth capping off a powerful body that spanned 50 feet from nose to tail. Now, a team of more than two dozen scientists argues that the …

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Phys.Org

Immune cells drive sex reversal in zebrafish, a discovery that could improve treatments for female infertility

Maintenance of ovarian follicles in animals require the gene BMP15. Similarly, in humans, BMP15 has been implicated in reproductive disorders that cause premature ovarian insufficiency or premature ovarian failure. These conditions not only lead to …

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