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Asteroid close approach: NASA gearing up as asteroid to pass closer than the Moon

Asteroid close approach: NASA gearing up as asteroid to pass closer than the Moon

3 hours ago   |   Daily Express

NASA is on alert after discovering an asteroid which is predicted to make what is known as a 'close approach' to Earth in September, passing our planet even closer than the Moon.
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Jupiter at night: How to see the Gas Giant and its four moons this week

Jupiter at night: How to see the Gas Giant and its four moons this week

8 hours ago   |   Daily Express

JUPITER is at opposition this week, meaning the Gas Giant and its four biggest Moons can be seen from Earth. Here is everything you need to know.
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Cellulosic Biocomposites for Sustainable Manufacturing

11 hours ago   |   Harvard

Stylianos Dritsas, Yadunund Vijay, Samuel Halim, Ryan Teo, Naresh Sanandiya, and Javier G. Fernandez. 2020. “ Cellulosic Biocomposites for Sustainable Manufacturing .” In...
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Tube-dwelling sea creatures may be oldest known parasites

19 hours ago   |   Science News for Students

Tube-dwelling sea creatures may be oldest known parasites : More than 500 million years ago, tube-dwelling creatures spent their lives stuck to the shells of clam-like sea...
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Perseid meteor shower 2020: When is the Perseid meteor shower and when does it peak?

Perseid meteor shower 2020: When is the Perseid meteor shower and when does it peak?

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

EARTH will travel through the debris of Comet Swift-Tuttle this week, causing the Perseid Meteor Shower. But when does the cosmic display start and when will it peak?
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Starwatch: Jupiter at its brightest in opposition

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Jupiter is at its closest to Earth and directly opposite the sun - so will be conspicuous for its brightness On 14 July at 09:00 BST, Jupiter will be directly opposite the sun...
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Is there another planet in the universe just like Earth?

2 days ago   |   New Scientist

Audible podcast Exoplanets explores the hunt to find planets like our own outside our solar system. There are potentially millions of them out there, and more are found every day
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Scientists Say: GPS

2 days ago   |   Science News for Students

Scientists Say: GPS : Global Positioning System, or GPS (noun, “GLOW-ball Poh-ZIH-shun-ing SIS-tem”) This is a system that can track location by using satellites in space and...
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Photos: Mars rover encapsulated for launch, mated with Atlas 5 rocket

Photos: Mars rover encapsulated for launch, mated with Atlas 5 rocket

3 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

NASA's Perseverance rover, contained inside its aeroshell for a searing plunge into the Martian atmosphere next year, has been cocooned inside the payload shroud of its Atlas 5...
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The moon may have stopped the early Earth from being a frozen snowball

4 days ago   |   New Scientist

Astronomers have long been puzzled by the faint young sun paradox, which says the sun would not have been bright enough in the past to keep Earth warm. Now it seems the moon...
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Falcon 9 launch of South Korean military satellite postponed

Falcon 9 launch of South Korean military satellite postponed

EDITOR'S NOTE: Updated at 2:15 p.m. EDT with SpaceX statement. The Anasis 2 satellite is prepared for shipment to Cape Canaveral from Airbus's facility in Toulouse, France... Read more ...

NASA news: Hubble snaps incredible 'flapping bat' across the Universe

NASA news: Hubble snaps incredible 'flapping bat' across the Universe

NASA has snapped an incredible image of a distant star formation, accompanied by the looming shadow of "a bat". Read more ...

Verizon 5G Phones Take Off, But Coverage Is Still Lacking

Verizon 5G Phones Take Off, But Coverage Is Still Lacking

Verizon is selling the most 5G phones of any US carrier by far, according to analysis firm M Science. Verizon subscribers are picking up the most 5G phones by far of any... Read more ...

Coronavirus: London's Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria &...

Coronavirus: London's Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum to reopen

Three major London museums are set to open their doors again after the coronavirus lockdown forced them to close. Read more ...

I was trapped on a boat in the Arctic for almost 5 months while on a science...

I was trapped on a boat in the Arctic for almost 5 months while on a science expedition because of the pandemic - here's what it was like

Gina Jozef embarked on the MOSAiC Expedition to the Arctic to join the exploration ship, the Polarstern , in January to conduct research for her PhD in atmospheric sciences at... Read more ...

SpaceX threatened with investigation as environmentalists question Elon...

SpaceX threatened with investigation as environmentalists question Elon Musk's Texas base

SPACEX could find itself under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration if environmental groups have their way. Read more ...

Burger King is debuting a new Whopper made from cows that burp and fart 33% less

Burger King is debuting a new Whopper made from cows that burp and fart 33% less

Burger King unveiled a Whopper made with cows that produce 33% less methane emissions on Tuesday. By adding 100 grams of lemongrass to cows' diets, Burger King says that the... Read more ...

Asteroid close approach: NASA gearing up as asteroid to pass closer than the...

Asteroid close approach: NASA gearing up as asteroid to pass closer than the Moon

NASA is on alert after discovering an asteroid which is predicted to make what is known as a 'close approach' to Earth in September, passing our planet even closer than the Moon. Read more ...

Arab world's first Mars mission packs a scientific punch

Arab world's first Mars mission packs a scientific punch

EDITOR'S NOTE: Updated July 14 with launch delay. Engineers in Dubai work on UAE's Hope Mars probe. Credit: MBRSC The UAE's Hope mission is set for liftoff this week from... Read more ...

Superflare 20 times more powerful than those on the Sun found - and it could...

Superflare 20 times more powerful than those on the Sun found - and it could halt life

SCIENTISTS have detected a "superflare" on a distant star that is 20 times more powerful than anything ever seen on our Sun, and could have major implications for the prospect... Read more ...