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NASA’s Lucy mission is ready to launch and explore never-before-seen asteroids

NASA’s Lucy mission is ready to launch and explore never-before-seen asteroids

The first NASA mission to fly by a total of eight ancient asteroids is ready for launch. Weather conditions will be 90% favorable on the morning of October 16, when the Lucy mission is set to leave Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 5:34 a.m. ET. If it doesn’t launch at that time, the window…MORE

Over a thousand cosmic explosions traced to mysterious repeating fast radio burst
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Over a thousand cosmic explosions traced to mysterious repeating fast radio burst

Talk about a cosmic temper tantrum. An outburst of explosions has been traced back to a mysterious repeating fast radio burst in space called FRB 121102. Using China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope, or FAST, researchers detected 1,652 bursts over the course of 47 days, between August 29 and October 29, 2019. This is the…MORE

Giant planet found orbiting a dead star shows what may happen when our sun dies
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Giant planet found orbiting a dead star shows what may happen when our sun dies

The discovery of a distant Jupiter-like planet orbiting a dead star reveals what may happen in our solar system when the sun dies in about 5 billion years, according to new research. This unusual duo was discovered 6,500 light-years away, near the center of our Milky Way galaxy. The pairing is unexpected because this gas…MORE

New findings a ‘complete reversal’ in understanding why Earth became hospitable to life and its ‘twin’ didn’t
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New findings a ‘complete reversal’ in understanding why Earth became hospitable to life and its ‘twin’ didn’t

Venus may be a sweltering wasteland today, but scientists have questioned whether the planet was always so inhospitable. While previous studies suggested Venus might have once been covered in oceans, new research has found the opposite: Venus has likely never been able to support oceans. Researchers also determined that a similar story could have played…MORE

Putin says Russia needs to speed up vaccination for Covid-19
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Putin says Russia needs to speed up vaccination for Covid-19

Russia must accelerate Covid-19 vaccinations, Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated on Tuesday as the country recorded its highest daily death toll since the start of the pandemic. Addressing newly elected lawmakers of the State Duma — Russia’s lower parliament house — Putin urged the deputies who had gathered in the Kremlin to convince the Russian…MORE

Our underwater future: What sea level rise will look like around the globe

Our underwater future: What sea level rise will look like around the globe

The planet is warming rapidly, resulting in historic drought, deadly floods and unusual melting events in the Arctic. It is also causing steady sea level rise, which scientists say will continue for decades. A new study from Climate Central, a nonprofit research group, shows that roughly 50 major coastal cities will need to implement “unprecedented”…MORE

Strange radio waves coming from the heart of the Milky Way stump scientists
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Strange radio waves coming from the heart of the Milky Way stump scientists

Space experts have detected unusual radio waves coming from the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The energy signal is unlike any phenomenon studied before and could suggest a previously unknown stellar object, according to a new study. The brightness of the object varies dramatically, and the signal switches on and off apparently at random,…MORE

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