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January 24, 2024
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Space.com

NASA stresses Artemis 2 moon crew safety as agency remembers fallen astronauts

The town hall, broadcast live, was scheduled during the week of NASA’s Day of Remembrance honoring astronauts who died during spaceflight activities. Associate administrator Jim Free urged employees to “really think smaller” and “consider …

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Space.com

Happy 20th, Spirit and Opportunity! How the Mars rovers expanded our horizons

Twenty years ago this month, twin spacecraft made dramatic planetary landings and set about creating an unrivaled legacy of science and exploration. NASA’s Spirit and Opportunity rovers were supposed to operate on the surface of Mars for just three …

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Space.com

Huge stars are born as twins, triplets and more, new images confirm

A newly imaged crowded star cluster is birthing groups of three, four and five stars, confirming the prevailing wisdom that the universe forms its stars in multiples, astronomers reported last week. Observations made …

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Space.com

Watch NASA honor fallen astronauts with ‘Day of Remembrance’ ceremony on Jan. 25

The agency will honor its fallen space explorers during a ceremony at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday (Jan. 25). Comments (0). a handful of people in dark suits stand in front of a large black wall into. NASA officials, elected officials and members of The …

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Scientific American

Unprecedented Supernova Survey Underscores Dark Energy Mystery

Fresh results from the Dark Energy Survey, which uses the Victor M. Blanco Telescope (pictured) and other observatories, have deepened the mystery of the universe’s accelerating expansion. Credit: CTIO …

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Space.com

A shallow lake in Canada could reveal how life on Earth began

Soda lakes like the one in this research focuses on are small bodies of water containing high levels of dissolved carbonates and sodium, similar to having a large amount of baking soda dumped into them. In this case …

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Space.com

Near-simultaneous solar flares explode from opposite sides of the sun in extremely rare event

A pair of linked solar flares recently exploded near-simultaneously from sunspots on different hemispheres of our home star, triggering radio blackouts on Earth. Comments (0). Looped video footage of two solar flares exploding from different parts f …

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The New York Times

That Famous Black Hole Gets a Second Look

Hello darkness, our old friend, we’ve come to stare at you again. At the center of Messier 87, a giant galaxy 55 million light-years from Earth, is a darkness 24 billion miles across and as massive as 6.5 billion suns — a trapdoor to infinity called a …

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Space.com

Could space salad jeopardize a mission to Mars?

A vulnerability to disease-causing salmonella bacteria may mean “rocket salad” is off the menu in space. Comments (0). A researcher holds up a plant grown in space (Image credit: Evan Krape/ University of Delaware). Though lettuce and other leafy salad …

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Smithsonian

Newly Discovered, Parrot-Like Dinosaur Roamed North America Alongside T. Rex

January 24, 2024 2:00 p.m.. Eoneophron Infernalis Paleontologists have recognized three related, parrot-like dinosaurs in the Hell Creek Formation. Eoneophron infernalis ( …

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