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NASA has an eye on space commercialization: NPR

From left, Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi and NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins walk after arriving at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Four astronauts will fly on the SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the scheduled International Space Station for launch Saturday. Terry Renna / AP hide captions convert annotations Terry Renna / AP From left, …

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The asteroid Bennu may be hollow, according to new research

One of the more interesting things NASA did in recent memory was the landing of a probe onto the surface of the asteroid Bennu. OSIRIS-REx has briefly successfully touched the asteroid surface and devoured a series of samples that will be sent back to Earth for study. After orbiting the asteroid for a few years, some new data are now …

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How to watch the Leonid and Taurid meteor showers light up the November sky

A Leonid fireball was captured over Sweden in 2015. Spaceweather.com/Andre Pooschke Say what you’re going to do about 2020, it’s undeniably a brilliant year in the night sky, with bright comet and ample meteor showers continue this month with the annual arrival of the Taurids and Leonids. The Southern Taurid and the Northern Taurid are currently active and tend to …

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Hints of ancient meteorites Mars had water before life on earth

We know that Mars used to be much wetter than it is now, but the question of when water formed and evaporated is much harder to answer. A new study now shows that water was present on the Red Planet about 4.4 billion years ago, much earlier than previously thought. That’s based on analysis of a meteorite called NWA 7533, …

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Best reusable water bottles as a gift in 2020

Now, everyone knows how to use it once plastic the bottle is bad for the environment and possible harmful to your health. Stay hydrated With a reusable water bottle is one of the easiest ways to start phasing out plastic from your daily life. If you know someone who can use a new reusable water bottle (whether they’re stuck in …

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The great white shark Nukumi Mammoth arrives on the coast of New Jersey

CLOSED OCEARCH tags Nukumi, a 17-foot great white shark on October 2, when it was off Nova Scotia. Wochit Nukumi, a large white mammoth-sized female shark wearing a satellite tag on its dorsal fin, arrived on the coast of New Jersey. Pronounced “noo-goo-mee”, Nukumi “ping” at 7:58 on Saturday evening when she was off the coast of Monmouth County, closer …

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The astronauts arrive at the launch pad for the SpaceX flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Four astronauts arrived at the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday to launch SpaceX’s second crew, coming next weekend. Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, Japanese, left to right, NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins walk after arriving at Kennedy Space Center, Sunday, November 8, 2020, at Cape Canaveral , Fla. Four astronauts will fly on …

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New technology allows the camera to record colors that cannot be seen by the human eye

Tel Aviv University’s breakthrough has applications in cancer detection, security, and even gaming. New research by Tel Aviv University will allow cameras to recognize colors that cannot be perceived by the human eye and even ordinary cameras. This technology allows for the image of gases and substances such as hydrogen, carbon and sodium, each with a unique color in the …

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Astronauts Crew Dragon to Florida to prepare for launch – Spaceflight Now

Astronauts of Crew-1 Soichi Noguchi, Shannon Walker, Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins arrived at the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday to prepare for their final launch week. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now With a vision of tropical storm Eta approaching South Florida, four astronauts plan to launch next Saturday aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft to NASA’s Kennedy Space …

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