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This illustration shows what the Centaur Chariklo and its rings could look like, based on our current understanding.

James Webb Space Telescope finds water ice on ringed asteroid Chariklo ‘by remarkable luck’

The most complete plans need a pinch of luck, even in space. In October 2022, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST or Webb) looked like Chariklo, a tiny ringed asteroid, eclipsed a star. This event, called an occultation, marked a first for Webb. At the end of the month, Webb turned back to Chariklo and …

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Here's the story of a lunar image that doesn't look remarkable, but really is

Here’s the story of a lunar image that doesn’t look remarkable, but really is

Enlarge / The first ShadowCam image from orbit reveals Shackleton Crater’s permanently shadowed wall and floor in detail never seen before. NASA/KARI/Arizona State University After launching on a Falcon 9 rocket in August 2022, Korea’s Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter orbited the Moon last month. It was South Korea’s first lunar probe, and one of its main …

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Here's Why NASA's Artemis I Mission Is So Rare and Remarkable

Here’s Why NASA’s Artemis I Mission Is So Rare and Remarkable

Enlarge / NASA’s Orion spacecraft descends towards the Pacific Ocean after a successful mission on Sunday. Nasa The first leg of a journey is often the hardest. It is therefore worth pausing for a moment to celebrate that NASA has just taken the first essential step on the road to establishing a permanent presence in …

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Infantino slams Europe in remarkable speech

Infantino slams Europe in remarkable speech

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has denounced what he called ‘hypocrisy’ and ‘racism’ from countries moralizing about the Qatar World Cup and claimed Europe should “apologize for the next 3,000 years” for past mistakes. In a stunning hour-long monologue that opened a press conference in Doha on Saturday, Infantino, who will run unopposed for re-election as …

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