NASA probe OSIRIS-REx ‘boops’ asteroid Bennu in historic mission

After a four-year journey, NASA’s robotic spacecraft OSIRIS-REx briefly touched down on asteroid Bennu’s boulder-strewn surface on Tuesday to collect rock and dust samples in a precision operation 200 million miles (330 million kilometers) from Earth… More about OSIRIS-REx in the link below… This (silent) animation shows the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft deploying its Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition […]

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NASA’s robot is about to land on asteroid Bennu to unlock the secrets of life

A meeting between OSIRIS-REx and Bennu will mark the first NASA mission to collect material from the surface of an asteroid. This mission is also a labor of love for researchers around the globe who invested years of their lives into the historic mission… More about this article in the link below… https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2020/10/15/nasas-robot-is-about-to-land-on-asteroid-bennu-to-unlock-the-secrets-of-life/amp/

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NASA’s James Webb Passes Enormous Test, On Track For October 2021 Launch

The Universe is out there, waiting for you to discover it. After years of preparation, numerous tests, and an NORTHROP GRUMMAN Despite numerous delays, funding crises, and technical challenges, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is almost ready… More about this in the link below… https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2020/10/12/nasas-james-webb-passes-enormous-test-on-track-for-october-2021-launch/

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Rosetta spacecraft detects unexpected ultraviolet aurora at a comet

Data from Southwest Research Institute-led instruments aboard ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft have helped reveal auroral emissions in the far ultraviolet around a comet for the first time. At Earth, auroras are formed when charged particles from the Sun follow our planet’s magnetic field lines to the north and south poles. There, solar particles strike atoms and molecules in […]

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Alien life Is Out There. But Our Theories Are Steering Us Away from It. | Live Science

If we discovered evidence of alien life, would we even realize it? Life on other planets could be so different from what we’re used to that we might not recognize any biological signatures that it produces. Recent years have seen changes to our theories about what counts as a biosignature and which planets might be habitable, and further turnarounds are […]

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Potential sign of alien life detected on inhospitable Venus | Article [AMP] | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists said on Monday they have detected in the harshly acidic clouds of Venus a gas called phosphine that indicates microbes may inhabit Earth’s inhospitable neighbor, a tantalizing sign of potential life beyond Earth… More about this in the link below… https://www.reuters.com/article/space-exploration-venus-int-idUSKBN2652GI

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Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab | National Geographic

In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a non-human organism, survive, and even grow inside a host animal, in this case, pigs… https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/science-and-technology/human-pig-hybrid-created-lab/amp

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