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Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus probe beams home more photos from historic moon landing

Submit on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 03:11

Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus moon lander has beamed home a few selfies snapped during its pioneering descent to the lunar surface last week.

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NASA’s Dana Weigel will be the 1st female ISS program manager

Submit on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 03:11

NASA’s Dana Weigel will helm the International Space Station program for NASA. She will succeed Joel Montalbano, who will take on an associate administrator position in April.

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James Webb Space Telescope finds ‘extremely red’ supermassive black hole growing in the early universe

Submit on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 02:11

Using the James Webb Space Telescope, astronomers discovered an “extremely red,” growing supermassive black hole powering a quasar that existed 700 million years after the Big Bang.

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India completes critical test for Gaganyaan flight crewed by humanoid robot later this year

Submit on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 01:11

Early last week, ISRO successfully completed the final test to qualify its Gaganyaan rocket engine, approving it to be capable of safely ferrying astronauts to space.

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Computer-simulated moon dust may help lunar robots pass a major hurdle

Submit on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 00:11

Scientists have developed a new computer model that simulates how moon dust behaves in lunar gravity. They hope it will keep future moon exploration robots safe.

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Radar images reveal damage on Europe’s doomed ERS-2 satellite during final orbits

Submit on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 23:11

As Europe’s ERS-2 satellite tumbled through the sky, radar images picked up some of the damage it experienced during its final moments.

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Black hole’s powerful eruption creates a string of stellar jewelry

Submit on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 23:11

A powerful jet erupting from a distant supermassive black hole released 100,000 trillion times more energy than the sun will over its entire life, forging a chain of star clusters.

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Radar could help scientists find potentially threatening asteroids. Here’s how

Submit on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 22:12

Ground-based radar systems could play a major role in planetary defense, spotting asteroids on a cataclysmic collision course with Earth by bouncing radio waves off them to get position and velocity measurements.

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