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US Lander Odysseus makes space history with lunar touchdown.

US Lander Odysseus makes space history with lunar touchdown.
The US company Intuitive Machines has successfully put its Odysseus lunar lander on the Moon's surface in a landmark achievement in space exploration by the private sector. Calling it a white-knuckle ride to the end is an understatement. Slowing down from a velocity of 1…
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U.S. Moon Landing: How to watch and what to know.

U.S. Moon Landing: How to watch and what to know.
If all goes as planned, Odysseus, a private spacecraft, will touch down on the lunar surface on Thursday. It will be the first U.S. moon landing in more than 50 years. On Wednesday morning, a robotic lunar lander launched by a Houston company got closer to reaching the moon. …
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SpaceX launches Indonesian satellite on 300th successful Falcon 9 mission.

SpaceX launches Indonesian satellite on 300th successful Falcon 9 mission.
SpaceX just notched another impressive milestone. A Falcon 9 rocket launched the Merah Putih 2 communications satellite from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station today at 3:11 p.m. EST (2011 GMT), then deployed it into orbit 34.5 minutes later. It was the 300th su…
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NASA’s Perseverance Rover spots damaged, lonely Ingenuity helicopter in the ‘bland’ part of Mars.

NASA’s Perseverance Rover spots damaged, lonely Ingenuity helicopter in the ‘bland’ part of Mars.
On February 4, NASA’s Perseverance Rover snapped an image of its now defunct companion, the Ingenuity helicopter. The pair had spent almost three Earth years scouring the Red Planet for signs of ancient life, advancing aerial missions on Mars. The damaged ingenuity helicopt…
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A Russian cosmonaut sets a new record for the most time in space.

A Russian cosmonaut sets a new record for the most time in space.
Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko has broken the world record for the most cumulative time spent in space, Russia’s space agency Roscosmos reported Sunday. The 59-year-old has now spent more than 878 days and 12 hours in space, surpassing fellow Russian Gennady Padalka, who s…
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James Webb Space Telescope makes rare detection of 2 exoplanets orbiting dead stars.

James Webb Space Telescope makes rare detection of 2 exoplanets orbiting dead stars.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has already proven itself adept at peering into the past by imaging objects at tremendous distances, but a new breakthrough may have seen the powerful instrument act almost like a scientific crystal ball, staring into the far future of …
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SpaceX gearing up to launch Intuitive Machines private moon lander in February.

SpaceX gearing up to launch Intuitive Machines private moon lander in February.
A private lunar lander has taken another step toward its historic moonshot. The robotic Nova-C spacecraft was encapsulated inside the payload fairing of its SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket today (Jan. 31) to prep for liftoff, which is right around the corner. Launch, from Cape Canaver…
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The moon is shrinking, scientists say.

The moon is shrinking, scientists say.
Scientists say our moon’s circumference has shrunk by about 150 feet in the last million years. That doesn’t sound like much, and it won’t affect Earth, but it indicates a geologically active satellite. The moon still has a hot interior. It’s cooling off, though, and that cau…
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Today (January 28) marks 38 years since challenger space shuttle disaster that killed seven.

Today (January 28) marks 38 years since challenger space shuttle disaster that killed seven.
Today, Sunday January 28, 2024, is the 38th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle explosion that took the lives of an entire crew, a loss that deeply grieved Americans across the nation, per WGAL. The seven NASA astronauts were killed 73 seconds after liftoff from the …
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Astronomers accidentally discover 'dark' primordial galaxy with no visible stars.

Astronomers accidentally discover 'dark' primordial galaxy with no visible stars.
Astronomers have accidentally discovered a dark galaxy filled with primordial gas untouched that appears to have no visible stars.  The researchers behind the discovery say this galaxy, designated J0613+52, could be "the faintest galaxy found to date." Interestingl…
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NASA’s LRO Spots Japan’s Moon Lander.

NASA’s LRO Spots Japan’s Moon Lander.
Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) landed on the lunar surface. Five days later, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft passed over the landing site and photographed SLIM. LRO acquired the image at an altitude of about 50 miles (80 km). Bright streaks o…
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NASA restores contact with Mars helicopter Ingenuity.

NASA restores contact with Mars helicopter Ingenuity.
On Jan. 18, 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 "borrowed time" in this case, as the mighty…
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An Asteroid 5 Giraffes wide will Fly near earth this week.

An Asteroid 5 Giraffes wide will Fly near earth this week.
A small rock called 2024 BJ will fly past Earth and the Moon in just a few days. It was discovered only last week, on January 17, and will approach our planet on Saturday, January 27. The object is estimated to be 25 meters (82 feet) across and is a near-earth object. It wo…
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Japan becomes 5th country to reach the moon.

Japan becomes 5th country to reach the moon.
Japan became the fifth country in history to reach the moon when its spacecraft landed on the lunar surface early Saturday, officials said. But officials still were trying to determine whether they could classify the feat as a total success, because they needed more time to …
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Uranus and Neptune are actually similar blues, 'true' color images reveal.

Uranus and Neptune are actually similar blues, 'true' color images reveal.
In the summer of 1989, from a remote expanse of our solar system where sunlight is merely a tepid glow, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft radioed to Earth humankind's very first images of Neptune. The pictures revealed the sun's outermost planet was a stunning, deep b…
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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Explores an Ancient River on Mars.

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Explores an Ancient River on Mars.
Perseverance rover’s 360-degree panorama of Mars, featuring 2.38 billion pixels from Jezero Crater, offers insights into the planet’s ancient river delta history. After 1,000 Martian days of exploration, NASA’s Perseverance rover is studying rocks that show several eras in t…
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SpaceX launches 23 Starlink satellites from Florida.

SpaceX launches 23 Starlink satellites from Florida.
SpaceX launched 23 more of its Starlink internet satellites to orbit on Sunday (Jan. 7). A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Starlink spacecraft lifted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 5:35 p.m. EST (2235 GMT). To plan, the Falcon 9's first stage ca…
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01st private mission to Venus will search for alien life in clouds of sulfuric acid.

01st private mission to Venus will search for alien life in clouds of sulfuric acid.
Hellish Venus is blistering hot, not only temperature-wise. It's also a hot topic for scrutinizing whether or not the cloud-enveloped world might be a haven for high-altitude life.  That prospect is fostering the first-ever private mission Venus to search for signs of li…
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NASA Juno spacecraft reveals Jupiter's volcanic moon Io like never before in spectacular new images.

NASA Juno spacecraft reveals Jupiter's volcanic moon Io like never before in spectacular new images.
During its 57th flyby of Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft came closer to the planet's moon Io than any other mission has in the last two decades. Passing within around 930 miles (1,500 kilometers) of Io, the most volcanic body in the solar system, on Saturday, Dec. 30…
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NASA's Curiosity rover films from dawn to dusk on Mars during downtime.

NASA's Curiosity rover films from dawn to dusk on Mars during downtime.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity had some downtime during November. But rather than resting on its laurels, the robot filmed stunning footage of dawn to dusk on Earth's neighboring planet. Curiosity filmed two black-and-white videos on Nov. 8 during what was the 4,002nd M…
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