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NASA Satellite Launched In 1964 Is About To Fall Back To Earth

A satellite NASA launched 56 years ago to study Earth’s magnetosphere is set to make a fiery homecoming on Saturday when the Orbiting Geophysics Observatory 1 (OGO-1) re-enters our atmosphere.

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50 new planets, including one as big as Neptune, are identified using A.I.

Researchers used a machine learning algorithm to confirm 50 new "exoplanets," a first for artificial intelligence in astronomy.

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NASA watches as weird 'dent' in Earth's magnetic field splits in two

NASA is tracking a strange dent in Earth's magnetic field called the South Atlantic Anomaly, which can expose spacecraft to higher levels of damaging radiation.

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A green glow has appeared around Mars

The Mars Trace Gas Orbiter spotted a phenomenon on Mars that has also been observed around Earth. A green glow outlining the planet is the result of charged oxygen atoms gradually calming down.

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T cells found in COVID-19 patients ‘bode well’ for long-term immunity | Science

New findings suggest past infections may offer some protection against the novel coronavirus

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Astronaut study suggests spaceflight permanently alters the human brain

Scientists discovered a major effect that long duration spaceflight has on astronauts' brains, altering the volume of fluids around the brain.

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This Guy Is Pretty Sure His Time Machine Would Work

A longtime advocate for time travel says he has a “prototype” of a device that uses lasers to twist time. So: Just how possible is time travel anyway?

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These are the top 20 scientific discoveries of the decade

The 2010s yielded many incredible finds and important milestones. Here are our favorites.

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Inbound interstellar comet Borisov has a toxic tail

The space rock isn't from around here, but the poisons it carries are.

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Left-handed DNA found - and it changes brain structure

Scientists start to chip away at the mystery of why one in 10 people is left-handed.

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Apollo 11 Put the First Men on the Moon. What About Missions 12-17?

You know Apollo 11. But what did the other Apollo missions accomplish after Neil Armstrong made his giant leap for mankind?

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Complex quantum teleportation achieved for the first time

Austrian and Chinese scientists have succeeded in teleporting three-dimensional quantum states for the first time. High-dimensional teleportation could play an important role in future quantum computers.

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NASA confirms mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to explore its icy oceans | TechCrunch

NASA has confirmed a mission to Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter, will indeed happen. The mission was initially explored starting in 2017, with the space agency looking for reports on how it might proceed, and now NASA has said it will go ahead and mov

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Thousands Of The Toughest Known Animals In The Universe Are Now On The Moon | WIRED

The Beresheet lunar lander carried thousands of books, DNA samples, and a few thousand water bears to the moon. But did any of it survive the crash?

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Move Over, Energizer Bunny! NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Just Got Its Nuclear Battery

NASA's next spacecraft on the Red Planet, Mars 2020, is getting a nuclear battery to do science on the Red Planet.

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Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin Were Almost Left on the Moon | Time

Even after half a century, people still don’t know much about the little broken switch that nearly stranded Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the…

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BBC - Apollo in 50 numbers: Time

Humanity has spent little more than three Earth days exploring the Moon. But that time has given us an extraordinary insight into our nearest celestial neighbour.

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NASA Moon landing: How Apollo 11 landed on Moon with computers weaker than your smartphone

NASA’S Apollo 11 crew landed on the surface of the Moon for the first time in human history using computers considerably weaker than the average smartphone used today, a tech expert has revealed.

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Moondust Could Cloud Our Lunar Ambitions

It's superfine. It's sharp. It sticks to everything. Before we return to the moon, we'll have to conquer one of the weirdest substances in the solar system.

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We Could Be Just Days Away From Seeing the First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole

Capturing an image of the distant, supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy has been compared to “standing in New York and counting the individual dimples on a golf ball in Los Angeles."