New Scientist - Space
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How to see the spectacular Geminid meteor shower peak this week

This year's Geminid meteor shower will peak on 14 December, shortly after a new moon, making for perfect viewing conditions

Mon Dec 11, 2023 12:18
The moon may enter a new geological period thanks to human activity

Humans have been altering the lunar surface since the first Soviet probe in 1959. With moon missions set to ramp up, researchers say humanity is now the dominant geological force and the moon is entering its equivalent of the Anthropocene

Fri Dec 8, 2023 12:16
This mathematical trick can help you imagine space-time

Visualising space-time can be a mind-melting exercise, but mathematician Manil Suri has a trick that makes it easier

Fri Dec 8, 2023 09:22
Space Force’s secretive space plane is making its highest flight yet

The US Space Force is launching its mysterious X-37B space plane on 10 December atop a Falcon Heavy rocket for what will probably be its highest and longest flight yet

Wed Dec 6, 2023 20:29
Roo-ver: Australia's first moon rover has name chosen in public vote

The Australian Space Agency is working on plans for its first moon rover, which will fly on an Artemis mission later this decade – and it has already chosen a name

Wed Dec 6, 2023 13:46
2023 saw thrilling space missions and new cosmic mysteries

The past year gave us thrilling missions to Jupiter and the moon, stunning images that captured the universe like it’s never been seen before, and a few tanatalising cosmic mysteries

Tue Dec 5, 2023 12:18

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