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OSIRIS-REx stirs up a rocky blizzard tagging an asteroid in search of samples

OSIRIS-REx stirs up a rocky blizzard tagging an asteroid in search of samples

6 hours ago   |   Astronomy Now

After “tagging” the asteroid Bennu on 20 October, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft backed away and beamed back a series of images captured before, during and immediately after the...
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Yellowstone volcano breakthrough in predicting next eruption amid ‘overdue' fears

Yellowstone volcano breakthrough in predicting next eruption amid ‘overdue' fears

13 hours ago   |   Daily Express

YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO'S next eruption could be predicted by scientists thanks to a breakthrough made in forecasting future magma pathways through Earth.
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Aliens 'may have already spotted us' astronomers announce - 'What would they think?'

Aliens 'may have already spotted us' astronomers announce - 'What would they think?'

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

PLANETS far beyond our solar system have a direct line of sight to Earth and that means aliens may already know of our existence, a pair of astronomers has astonishingly claimed.
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Scientists thrilled with first look at asteroid sampler in action

1 day ago   |   Spaceflight Now

 The first images beamed back to Earth by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft after it briefly landed an asteroid buoyed expectations Wednesday that the probe collected enough...
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Soyuz brings three space station fliers back to Earth

Soyuz brings three space station fliers back to Earth

1 day ago   |   Spaceflight Now

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION The descent module of the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft after landing in Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA TV / Spaceflight Now One week after...
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Ten satellites set to ride into orbit with Rocket Lab

Ten satellites set to ride into orbit with Rocket Lab

1 day ago   |   Spaceflight Now

Canon's CE-SAT-2B Earth-imaging satellite and 10 SuperDove remote sensing CubeSats from Planet are set for launch on Rocket Lab's Electron rocket. Credit: Rocket Lab Ten...
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Space station crew preps for re-entry, landing

Space station crew preps for re-entry, landing

1 day ago   |   Spaceflight Now

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, Soyuz commander Anatoly Ivanishin, and flight engineer Ivan Vagner are scheduled to depart the...
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Live coverage: Soyuz crew prepares for return to Earth

1 day ago   |   Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the Expedition 63 mission on the International Space Station. Text updates will appear automatically below; there is no need to reload the page. Follow us on...
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Rocket Lab calls off launch attempt in New Zealand

Rocket Lab calls off launch attempt in New Zealand

1 day ago   |   Spaceflight Now

Rocket Lab's Electron rocket is seen venting oxygen vapors during a countdown in New Zealand on Wednesday. Credit: Rocket Lab Rocket Lab canceled a launch attempt Wednesday in...
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Asteroid news: Astronomers photograph 'extremely close' asteroid as it flew by

Asteroid news: Astronomers photograph 'extremely close' asteroid as it flew by

2 days ago   |   Daily Express

AN ASTEROID had an "extremely close encounter" with Earth which got so near to our planet astronomers were able to photograph its flyby.
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Southwest Airlines will start filling planes to capacity after Thanksgiving...

Southwest Airlines will start filling planes to capacity after Thanksgiving as the airline posts a $1.2 billion third-quarter loss

Summary List Placement Social distancing in the skies is quickly vanishing. Southwest Airlines announced Thursday it will no longer block seats on its aircraft as of December 1... Read more ...

CPD Awards 2020: Join us

CPD Awards 2020: Join us

The Science Council's CPD Awards are back for 2020 to continue the celebration of outstanding CPD. While this year we cannot be together in one room to celebrate outstanding... Read more ...

OSIRIS-REx stirs up a rocky blizzard tagging an asteroid in search of samples

OSIRIS-REx stirs up a rocky blizzard tagging an asteroid in search of samples

After “tagging” the asteroid Bennu on 20 October, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft backed away and beamed back a series of images captured before, during and immediately after the... Read more ...

Antarctica bombshell: Satellite snapped 400ft ‘manmade' formation in...

Antarctica bombshell: Satellite snapped 400ft ‘manmade' formation in 'untouched' region

ANTARCTICA scientists were left puzzled after a satellite snapped a bizarre oval shape in the ice, leading one to comment "that is definitely manmade". Read more ...

Dioxins and Dioxin-like Compounds in Foods and Feeds

Dioxins and Dioxin-like Compounds in Foods and Feeds

October 2020 Executive Summary The term dioxins includes: polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins , polychlorinated dibenzofurans and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls Dioxins... Read more ...

Shark attack: South African sharks are being found with their hearts and...

Shark attack: South African sharks are being found with their hearts and livers ripped out

UNUSUALLY mangled shark carcasses along the coast of South Africa have exposed a small predator with an appetite for lungs, hearts and sex organs. Read more ...

Expert reaction latest Test and Trace Figures for England for the week 8-14...

Expert reaction latest Test and Trace Figures for England for the week 8-14 October

The government have released the latest statistics from the COVID-19 Test and Trace system. Prof Sheila Bird, Formerly Programme Leader, MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of... Read more ...

Yellowstone volcano breakthrough in predicting next eruption amid ‘overdue'...

Yellowstone volcano breakthrough in predicting next eruption amid ‘overdue' fears

YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO'S next eruption could be predicted by scientists thanks to a breakthrough made in forecasting future magma pathways through Earth. Read more ...

ESRC Names 2020 Finalists for Celebrating Impact Prize

ESRC Names 2020 Finalists for Celebrating Impact Prize

Britain's Economic and Social Research Council has named nine professors and two teams of researchers as finalists in its Celebrating Impact Prize 2020. Now in its eighth year... Read more ...

Brown Lecture: The Segregation Pandemic

Brown Lecture: The Segregation Pandemic

William F Tate IV is a past president and fellow of the American Educational Research Association and has been elected to the National Academy of Education. A pandemic is an... Read more ...