Category: Science

Juno spacecraft regaining its memory after mind-blowing Jupiter flyby, NASA says

NASA’s Juno probe is continuing to recover its memory at Jupiter after a data disruption interrupted communications between the spacecraft and its operators on Earth following a flyby of the giant planet in December. The Juno spacecraft’s latest flyby of Jupiter, its 47th close pass of the planet, was completed on Dec. 14. But as …

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Earth looks stunning in full view from the NOAA-21 satellite | photos

This global mosaic is the first full view of Earth captured by the VIIRS instrument on NOAA’s new NOAA-21 imaging satellite, which launched in November 2022. It shows Earth between Dec. 5 and 6, 2022. (Image credit: NOAA STAR VIIRS Imagery Team) What can you spot in this latest global picture of Earth? There are …

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Water From The Sun Has Been Found on The Moon : ScienceAlert

A new analysis of dust retrieved from the Moon suggests that water bound up in the lunar surface could originate with the Sun. More specifically, it could be the result of bombardment of hydrogen ions from the solar wind, slamming into the lunar surface, interacting with mineral oxides, and bonding with the dislodged oxygen. The …

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Watch the night sky for these celestial events in 2023

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — Stunning meteor showers, full moons and eclipses will light up the sky in 2023. The year is sure to be a sky-gazer’s delight with plenty of celestial events on the calendar. A comet …

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Cubesat launched on Artemis 1 trying to fix propulsion system

WASHINGTON — A cubesat launched on Artemis 1 missed its original chance to go into orbit around the moon but could still carry out its primary mission if engineers fix its thrusters in the coming weeks. The NASA-funded LunaH-Map spacecraft, a six-unit cubesat, was one of 10 cubesat secondary payloads flown on the Artemis 1 …

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NASA wants ideas to boost the Hubble Space Telescope into a higher orbit with private spaceships

NASA is looking deeper into the possibility of using a private spacecraft to lift the Hubble Space Telescope to new heights, giving the influential space observatory a new lease on life. On Dec. 22, the space agency issued a Request for Information regarding a non-exclusive SpaceX study earlier this year that suggested how the Hubble …

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Something Strange Happens to the Temperature Around Freshly Formed Bubbles : ScienceAlert

When you stop and think about bubbles, you realize that they’re everywhere: in the dishwasher, on the top of your beer, on the crests of waves, in the saliva between your teeth, and, of course, in bubble gun toys. That means the physics of bubbles are important in all kinds of scenarios. With that in …

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What the Voyager Probes Should See Next: Oort Cloud, Other Stars

Voyagers 1 and 2 are exploring the mysterious region between stars called interstellar space. NASA launched the twin probes in 1977 for a five-year mission to trek across the solar system. It should take Voyager 1 40,000 years to reach another star, according to the space agency. Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! …

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SpaceX caps 2022 with a record-setting 61st Falcon 9 launch

Closing out a record-setting year, SpaceX launched a $186 million Israeli Earth-imaging satellite early Friday, the California rocket builder’s 61st and final Falcon 9 launch of 2022 and its seventh this month, both modern-day records. Since the rocket’s debut in 2010, SpaceX has chalked up 194 Falcon 9 launches overall — 198 including four triple-core …

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