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B612 Foundation highlights the risk of city-destroying asteroids

The California-based B612 Foundation has released a video displaying the distribution of 26 multi-kiloton asteroid impacts known to have struck the Earth since the year 2000. Many of the impacts ...

13 hours ago from Gizmag

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Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent repair job

Space station astronauts are taking a spacewalk to replace a dead computer and get their orbiting home back up to full strength.

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Some astronauts at risk for cognitive impairment, animal studies suggest

Johns Hopkins scientists report that rats exposed to high-energy particles, simulating conditions astronauts would face on a long-term deep space mission, show lapses in attention and slower ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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'Grow plants. 3D print parts. Lasso an asteroid.' Nasa outlines 'stepping stones' to get to Mars

Nasa has outlined a three-step plan to launch a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s, with the space agency's chief Charles Bolden describing such a mission as necessary for "this species is ...

24 hours ago from The Independent

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Spiders in space weave a web of scientific inspiration for Spider-Man fans

While spiders were busy spinning webs in space, researchers on Earth weaved their knowledge of this activity into educational materials to inspire and motivate students. Now, this free, Web-based ...

3 hours ago from TG Daily

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ESA's weightless plants fly on a Dragon

(Phys.org) —It is a race against time for ESA's Gravi-2 experiment following launch last Friday on the Dragon space ferry. Stowed in Dragon's cargo are lentil seeds that will be nurtured into ...

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Soviet space capsule up for sale in Belgium

For those who have everything, how about a Soviet-era space capsule dating back to the 1970s, when it carried three cosmonauts into space?

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Experiment seeks changes in yeast's genetic expression in microgravity conditions

Growing knowledge in a given field takes time, attention, and…water? It does when you're talking about plant studies aboard the International Space Station (ISS). All of these things and some ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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The Lyrids meteor shower should put on a show overnight

If you're willing to rise early tomorrow morning then there's the chance to see a meteor shower, known as the Lyrids, which may been responsible for a bright light seen recently over Russia.

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Mountains on Saturn moon may have come from space

A mountainous ridge around the equator of Iapetus, one of Saturn's moons, may have formed from cosmic debris.

14 hours ago from ScienceNews

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