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Archive for January 12th, 2021

January new moon 2021: Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury get together in the ‘moonless’ sky

January 12th, 2021 by

The new moon of January will occur at 12 a.m. EST (0400 GMT) on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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Astronomers spot the fastest spinning magnetar ever seen

January 12th, 2021 by

About 21,000 light-years from Earth, far-off in the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers have spotted the fastest-spinning (and possibly the youngest) magnetar ever seen.

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Dream Chaser space plane’s first flight slips to 2022 due to pandemic-related delays

January 12th, 2021 by

Delays, many related to COVID, have pushed the first flight of the Dream Chaser space plane to 2022.

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Scientists are getting closer in race to find gravitational wave background and dark matter

January 12th, 2021 by

Astronomers may be getting closer to discovering as-yet hidden cosmic secrets, such as the nature of dark matter and the presence of widespread distortions in space-time.

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Rocky ‘super-Earth’ planet spotted orbiting one of the Milky Way’s oldest stars

January 12th, 2021 by

A rocky exoplanet known as TOI-561b was found circling one of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy. The exoplanet is about 50% larger than Earth.

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SpaceX Cargo Dragon supply ship makes 1st autonomous undocking from space station

January 12th, 2021 by

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship made its first-ever autonomous undocking from the International Space Station Tuesday (Jan. 12)

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