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SESAME sheds light on Mideast science and politics

GeekWire’s Alan Boyle reports on a $90 million science project with a diplomatic twist in Jordan, one of the stops on this summer’s Middle East science tour.  ALLAN, Jordan — For Israeli researchers, SESAME could open up a path for … Continue reading

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Jerusalem dig finds traces of biblical conquest

One month after offering up archaeological evidence to back up a contested claim about the First Crusade, researchers say they’ve found traces of the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in a deeper layer of their excavation on Mount Zion. The newly reported … Continue reading

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Archaeologists resolve a Crusader controversy

GeekWire aerospace and science editor Alan Boyle reports on a significant archaeological find during his Middle East science tour.  JERUSALEM — Exactly 920 years after Jerusalem fell in the First Crusade, archaeologists say they’ve found the first on-the-ground evidence to … Continue reading

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Lunar orbiter spots Israeli lander’s crash site

The Israeli-built Beresheet moon lander made history when it went into lunar orbitand descended to the surface — and although it didn’t survive its crash landing, it did leave a mark that’s likely to endure for millennia. Weeks after the April 11 … Continue reading

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Did a bad command cause moon lander’s crash?

A manually entered command apparently set off a chain reaction of events that led to last week’s crash of an Israeli-built lunar lander during its attempt to touch down on the moon, the mission’s managers said today. Preliminary results of … Continue reading

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Israeli-built lander crashes on moon

An Israeli-built lander crashed onto the moon today during its final descent, bringing an unfortunate end to the first privately funded lunar mission. “We had a failure on the spacecraft,” Opher Doron, general manager of Israel Aerospace Industries’ space division, … Continue reading

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Israel’s lunar lander goes from Earth to moon orbit

The Israeli-built Beresheet lander successfully started orbiting the moon today, marking a crucial step toward next week’s scheduled lunar touchdown. Today’s maneuver changed the orbit for Beresheet (Hebrew for “In the Beginning”) from a highly elliptical Earth orbit to a … Continue reading

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