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'We're on an incredible high': James Webb Space Telescope scientists over the moon as observatory unfolds - Space.com
You'd be thrilled, too, after unfolding a giant space telescope in the most complicated way ever.
https://www.space.com/james-webb-space-t...


Mars Perseverance halts rock sample storage due to debris - Engadget
NASA's Mars Perseverance rover has run into trouble as debris risks preventing it from storing rock samples..
https://www.engadget.com/mars-perservera...


Google pays tribute to late scientist Stephen Hawking on his 80th birthday - CNN
Google on Saturday is paying tribute to renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, who overcame a debilitating disease to continue probing the mysteries of the universe, for what would be his 80th birthday on Earth.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/08/us/stephe...


Sending Life to the Stars: Scientists Contemplate Launching Tiny Lifeforms Into Interstellar Space - SciTechDaily
No longer solely in the realm of science fiction, the possibility of interstellar travel has appeared, tantalizingly, on the horizon. Although we may not see it in our lifetimes — at least not some real version of the fictional warp-speeding, hyperdriving, sp…
https://scitechdaily.com/sending-life-to...


For The First Time, We've Seen a Red Giant Star Transition Into a Supernova - ScienceAlert
We're seeing many spectacular sights out in space as our telescopes become more powerful, but there's a new contender for the most exciting one yet: According to researchers, we've observed a red supergiant star exploding into a supernova for the fir
https://www.sciencealert.com/for-the-fir...


China’s lunar probe finds first on-site evidence of water on moon - South China Morning Post
The presence of water had been confirmed by remote observation but the lander has now detected signs of the H20 molecule in rocks and soil.
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/...


Hyped up 'moon cube' discovered by Chinese rover turns out to be a rabbit-shaped rock - Yahoo News
China's Yutu-2 rover, on the far side of the moon, drove towards the "mysterious hut" for a better look. It's not an alien structure.
https://www.businessinsider.com/moon-cub...


Astronomers discover a strange galaxy without dark matter - Ars Technica
New, high-resolution observations of a faint, fluffy galaxy suggest that dark matter’s not as ubiquitous as scientists thought.
https://www.wired.com/story/astronomers-...


China captured spectacular photos of a polar ice cap on Mars - Business Insider
The images include a photo of the mission's orbiter, a photo of an ice cap at the north pole of the planet, and a red plain.
https://www.businessinsider.com/china-su...


Look up to spot the tricky planet Mercury at its 'greatest elongation' from the sun tonight - Space.com
As a bonus, you can also catch Venus, Jupiter and Saturn along the same line of sight.
https://www.space.com/mercury-greatest-e...


Expedition 66 concludes 2021 with busy December aboard ISS - NASASpaceFlight.com - NASASpaceflight.com
While many cultures celebrated their respective holiday traditions on Earth, the crew of the International…
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/01/...


The James Webb Space Telescope's Orbit Is Gonna Be Absolutely Deranged - Futurism
In an animation, the James Webb Space Telescope is doing a seemingly chaotic loop-de-loop across the solar system. But there's method to the madness.
https://futurism.com/the-byte/james-webb...


Charting the Role of Prehistoric Genius in Technological Revolution - Ancient Origins
An English scientist has charted the spread of ancient survival technologies. His awe-inspiring maps reveal how individual ancient geniuses innovated in one place, and how these new ideas
https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-evo...


Our galaxy's most recent major collision - Phys.org
One of the characteristic features of modern cosmology is its description of how galaxies evolve: via a hierarchical process of colliding and merging with other systems. Nowhere in the universe do we have a clearer view of this buildup than in our own Milky W…
https://phys.org/news/2022-01-galaxy-maj...


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