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Jupiter and Saturn need to step aside with their moon-hogging ways. The outer planets of the Solar System have also been harboring secret satellites. Using ground-based telescopes, astronomers have discovered three previously unknown moons in the space around Uranus and Neptune; one orbiting Uranus, and two around Neptune. That brings Uranus’ official moon count to
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The bad news is that Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus lander is tipped on its side after getting tripped up during its touchdown near the south pole of the moon. The good news? The plucky robotic spacecraft is nevertheless able to send back data. Mission managers at the Houston-based company and at NASA, which is paying $118
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Hopes of discovering some kind of extraterrestrial life within our own Solar System have suffered a blow with a new paper suggesting Saturn‘s largest moon is likely barren. “Unfortunately, we will now need to be a little less optimistic when searching for extraterrestrial lifeforms within our own Solar System,” says University of Western Ontario astrobiologist
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Interstellar travel is only something humanity has achieved in science fiction — like Star Trek’s USS Enterprise, which used antimatter engines to travel across star systems. But antimatter isn’t just a sci-fi trope. Antimatter really exists. Elon Musk has called antimatter power “the ticket for interstellar journeys,” and physicists like Ryan Weed are exploring how
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NASA is seeking four people with dreams of Mars for a year-long simulated red planet experience. The space agency’s Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA) involves being confined to a 158 square-meter (1,700 square-foot) habitat called Mars Dune Alpha, with limited resources and facing challenges such as environmental stressors and equipment failures. “During the