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New NASA images show space junk hit the Moon. What it was, where it came from still unclear :: WRAL.com

By Tony Rice, NASA Ambassador Remember that rocket that was expected to impact the Moon in early March? It was first thought to be part of a SpaceX Falcon 9, but later worked out to be the upper stage of a Chinese rocket launched in 2014. China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin denied this saying …

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The rise of the giant prehistoric bugs – HeritageDaily

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Solar flare expected to hit Earth TOMORROW sparking power grid disrupting geomagnetic storm

SPACE weather experts have their eye on a mysterious solar flare. The flare is said to be a coronal mass ejection that erupted from the Sun on June 26. 1 It’s unclear if the solar flare will actually hit Earth or just shoot into spaceCredit: Getty A coronal mass ejection is also referred to as …

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James Webb Space Telescope team clears 1st instrument

An exoplanet hunter and first-light detector on NASA’s next-generation space telescope is ready to do science, six months after the observatory launched into space. The $ 10 billion James Webb Space Telescope is completing commissioning by testing its four cutting-edge instruments and their various modes, which will enable Webb to study both distant galaxies and …

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Two Genes Crucial for Plants Colonizing the Earth 470 Million Ago Have Been Identified

Scientists believe it likely that the two genes, PEN1 and SYP122, paved the way for all terrestrial plant life. Researchers shed new light on how plant life became established on the surface of the Earth Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shed new light on how plant life got established on the surface of …

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Watch Mercury roll by as BepiColombo probe makes close flyby

A new video released by the European Space Agency (ESA) on Monday (June 27) shows the crater-riddled surface of the solar system’s smallest planet Mercury as captured during a super close flyby of the BepiColombo spacecraft. BepiColomboa joint mission of ESA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is currently on a seven-year cruise through …

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The Largest Star In The Milky Way Is Slowly Dying, And Astronomers Are Watching

Three-dimensional models of astronomical objects can be ridiculously complex. They can range from black holes that light does not even escape to the literal size of the Universe and everything in between. But not every object has received the attention needed to develop a complete model of it, but we can officially add another highly …

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NASA Scores First-Ever Rocket Launch From A Commercial Site Outside US

It is the first NASA rocket to launch from Australia since 1995. Sydney: NASA’s first-ever launch from a commercial site outside of the United States blasted off from Australia’s Outback late Sunday, in a “historic” moment for the country’s space industry. In the first of three planned launches from the Arnhem Space Center, the rocket, …

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