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July 19, 2024
SPACE TRAVEL
Juice prepares for historic double flyby of Moon and Earth
Paris, France (SPX) Jul 19, 2024

Next month, ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (Juice) will undertake a groundbreaking maneuver: the first combined lunar-Earth flyby. This precise operation, now being prepared at ESA mission control ... more

ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA and Boeing finalize Starliner engine tests and proceed with analysis
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 19, 2024

NASA and Boeing engineers are currently evaluating the results from last week's engine tests conducted at NASA's White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico. These efforts are part of the preparations f ... more

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SPACE TRAVEL
NASA cans lunar rover after spending $450 million building it
Washington (AFP) July 17, 2024

NASA announced Wednesday that cost overruns and delays have forced it to cancel a planned Moon rover it already spent $450 million to develop, marking a significant setback for the agency's lunar exploration program. ... more

MOON DAILY
LRO Mini-RF data reveals extensive cave network beneath lunar surface
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 19, 2024

An international team of scientists has uncovered new evidence of caves beneath the Moon's surface using data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The re-analysis of radar data from ... more

MOON DAILY
Lunar swirls influenced by soil structure
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 19, 2024

Lunar swirls, characterized by their contrasting light and dark patches, exhibit more than just variations in brightness. The differences also encompass the structure of lunar soils and the grains w ... more

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MARSDAILY
NASA rover finds pure sulfur crystals in Martian rock
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 19, 2024

Among several recent findings, the rover has found rocks made of pure sulfur - a first on the Red Planet. Scientists were stunned on May 30 when a rock that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drove o ... more

EXO WORLDS
Astronomers Discover Unique Orbit of Rare Exoplanet with WIYN Telescope
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 18, 2024

Astronomers using the WIYN 3.5-meter telescope at the U.S. National Science Foundation Kitt Peak National Observatory, a program of NSF NOIRLab, have found an exoplanet with a highly unusual orbit. ... more

TIME AND SPACE
Discovery of intermediate-mass black hole near galactic center
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jul 19, 2024

An international team of researchers, led by PD Dr. Florian Peissker, has identified signs of an intermediate-mass black hole while studying a star cluster near the supermassive black hole SgrA* (Sa ... more

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EXO WORLDS
Exoplanet's Unique Orbit Sheds Light on Formation of Massive Gas Giants
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 18, 2024

Astronomers have identified a planet with the most elongated orbit ever detected among transiting planets. This exoplanet's highly stretched orbit provides new insights into the formation and evolut ... more

EXO WORLDS
Life signs may survive near the surface of Enceladus and Europa
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 19, 2024

NASA's latest experiment indicates that if life exists in the oceans beneath the ice crusts of Europa and Enceladus, its organic molecules, such as amino acids and nucleic acids, could survive just ... more

EXO WORLDS
Telescope to hunt for Earth-like planets set for 2026 launch
London, UK (SPX) Jul 19, 2024

Europe's upcoming space mission, a telescope designed to search for Earth-like planets beyond our solar system, is scheduled for launch at the end of 2026. The telescope, known as PLATO (PLAne ... more

SOLAR SCIENCE
Early signs of Solar Cycle 26 detected nidway through Cycle 25
London, UK (SPX) Jul 19, 2024

Researchers have detected early signs of the Sun's next 11-year solar cycle, despite being only halfway through the current one. This discovery was made through the observation of sound waves within ... more

EARTH OBSERVATION
Maxar reveals initial images from WorldView Legion satellites
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 19, 2024

Maxar Intelligence, a leader in secure and precise geospatial intelligence, has released the first images captured by its next-generation WorldView Legion satellites. The first two of these satellit ... more

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GPS NEWS
China plans to launch pilot cities to showcase BeiDou applications
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jul 19, 2024

China is gearing up to promote the extensive use of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System by designating several pilot cities to highlight BeiDou's applications in mass consumption, manufacturing, ... more

TECH SPACE
New Hertz 2.0 building enhances space antenna testing at ESTEC
Paris, France (SPX) Jul 19, 2024

The latest addition to ESA's ESTEC technical center in the Netherlands, the Hertz 2.0 building, stands more than 22 meters high beside its neighboring sand dunes, but here is the view inside. ... more

SPACEWAR
UK's First ISR Satellite to be Monitored by LeoLabs
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 18, 2024

LeoLabs, a leader in space activity monitoring solutions, has been chosen to support the United Kingdom Space Command's Project Tyche. LeoLabs will provide space tracking, monitoring, and collision ... more

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Satnav Enhances Medical and Emergency Response Efforts
Paris, France (SPX) Jul 18, 2024

Satellite navigation has evolved far beyond providing travel directions. Its applications now include search and rescue operations, agriculture, autonomous vehicles, sports, and even healthcare. ESA ... more

MOON DAILY
NASA cans lunar rover after spending $450mn building it
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 18, 2024

Following a comprehensive internal review, NASA announced Wednesday its intent to discontinue development of its VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) project. NASA cited ris ... more

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