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NASA is supporting some seriously risky missions to the Moon—it’s about time

Enlarge / This illustration shows a concept for a commercial lunar lander from Astrobotic Technology. NASA For more than three years, NASA has been intensely focused on the Artemis Moon program. This high-profile international effort, spearheaded by the US space agency at a cost of nearly $7.5 billion per year, seeks to return humans to …

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Large Hadron Collider to restart and hunt for a fifth force of nature | Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will restart on Friday after a three-year hiatus and is expected to resolve a scientific cliffhanger on whether a mysterious anomaly could point to the existence of a fifth fundamental force of nature. The tantalising findings reported last year have reignited hopes that the 20 mile-long collider could deliver a …

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What’s in Store for the Next Decade of Planetary Science – Sky & Telescope

A planetary vision for the coming decade. The National Academies of Sciences It’s out. The planetary science community has released a report outlining a vision for the next decade. This decade survey, the result of years of steering committees, white papers, advisory groups, and conferences, represents the marching orders for NASA’s (and to some extent, …

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Jupiter’s moon Europa may have water where life could exist, say scientists | Jupiter

Subterranean pools of salty water may be commonplace on Jupiter’s moon, Europa, according to researchers who believe the sites could be promising spots to search for signs of life beyond Earth. Evidence for the shallow pools, not far beneath the frozen surface of the Jovian moon, emerged when scientists noticed that giant parallel ridges stretching …

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NASA and SpaceX Delay Crew-4 Launch to International Space Station

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts participate in a training session at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, CA. From left to right: NASA astronaut and SpaceX Crew-4 mission specialist Jessica Watkins; NASA astronaut and SpaceX Crew-4 pilot Robert “Bob” Hines; NASA astronaut and SpaceX Crew-4 commander Kjell Lindgren; and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut and Crew-4 mission specialist …

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US Military Confirms an Interstellar Meteorite Hit Earth in 2014

In this illustration, an asteroid is shown in the foreground in the lower left. The two bright points above it on the far left are Earth (right) and the moon (left). The sun appears on the right. NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva/Spaceengine mysterious oblong object Oumuamua is likely to go down in the annals of science as …

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“Beyond our wildest dreams”: Scientists find fossil from dinosaur that died the day the asteroid hit

Scientists believe they have discovered a fossilized time capsule from the exact day when Earth transformed from being a verdant, dinosaur-ridden world to a soot-covered apocalyptic hellscape. Within that time capsule was a very well-preserved dinosaur leg from a dinosaur that scientists believe died that spring day, some 66 million years ago. The discovery, which …

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Five MIND-BLOWING Hubble Space Telescope images from the past decade

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured many stunning images over its lifetime – here are five of the most mind-blowing. First conceived in the 1940s, the Hubble Space Telescope (or just Hubble for short) was launched by the US space agency on April 24, 1990. 6 NASA calls the Hubble Space Telescope one of humanity’s …

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Neptune just experienced an unexplained temperature shift

CNN — The most distant planet in our solar system has presented a new mystery. Astronomers observing Neptune for the past 17 years with multiple ground-based telescopes tracked a surprising drop in the ice giant’s global temperatures, which was then followed by a dramatic warming trend at the planet’s south pole. Neptune, which orbits the …

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