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January 25, 2024
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CBS News

Scientists move ahead with gravitational wave detector that will be launched into space

EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — A Northwestern University astrophysicist is part of an international team of scientists creating a gravitational wave detector system that will eventually be launched into orbit in space. Gravitational waves are ripples in the …

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Space.com

The universe might be younger than we think, galaxies’ motion suggests

a swarm of galaxies varying in size paints a scattering across black space. An example of a galaxy group, in this case the Copeland Septet. Do the motions of smaller satellite …

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CNN

First image reveals spacecraft’s unexpected landing position on the moon

Japan’s space agency said Thursday that its “moon sniper” robotic explorer landed 55 meters (165 feet) from its target on the lunar surface last week, calling it a “significant achievement” despite problems during the landing that put the mission in …

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Space.com

Hubble spots water around tiny hot and steamy exoplanet in ‘exciting discovery’

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered that the atmosphere of a relatively small planet outside the solar system is rich with water vapor. Don’t plan a vacation to this destination just yet, however.

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CNN

History-making Martian helicopter mission ends after three years

Imagery and data returned to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, showed that one or more of the chopper’s carbon fiber rotor blades was damaged while landing during its final flight this month. The team determined that the helicopter …

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CBS News

Japan’s “Moon Sniper” lunar lander made pinpoint touchdown but battery woes persist, space agency says

The unmanned Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM), dubbed the “Moon Sniper” for its pinpoint technology, had the goal of touching down within 100 meters (330 feet) of a specific landing spot.

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CBS News

Japan’s “Moon Sniper” lunar lander made pinpoint touchdown and end to battery woes may be near, space agency says

Japan’s “Moon Sniper” craft made a pinpoint lunar landing despite last-minute engine problems, the space agency said Thursday as it released the first images from the mission. A photo taken by a mini-rover showed the boxy yellow lander sitting intact …

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Space.com

‘We proved that you can land wherever you want.’ Japan’s SLIM moon probe nailed precise lunar landing, JAXA says

Japan’s SLIM spacecraft made a strange but precise lunar landing, touching the moon with the tip of its nose as it landed incredibly close its target location. Comments (0). a roughly cube-shaped spacecraft wrapped in gold foil on the surface of the …

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Space.com

How NASA predicted the Jan. 21 asteroid crash over Germany

Scientists accurately predicted a tiny asteroid’s impact over the weekend, showcasing a capability that will come in handy if a bigger, more dangerous space rock lines Earth up in its crosshairs. Early Sunday morning (Jan. 21) German time, a roughly …

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BBC News

European mission approved to detect cosmic ripples

The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (Lisa) will try to detect ripples in the fabric of space-time generated when gargantuan black holes collide. These gravitational waves will be sensed by three spacecraft …

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