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Two schoolgirls spotted an asteroid headed straight for Earth – BGR

A newly-detected asteroid has been spotted by a pair of schoolgirls in India. The two teenagers found the asteroid in images collected by a telescope in Hawaii. The asteroid is currently orbiting near Mars, but that orbit will change and bring it within a close distance to Earth in roughly a million years’ time. When…

New SpaceX Starship fails to fire; next launch attempt on Tuesday – CNET

Putting humans in the picture gives a better idea of just how big the Starship orbital prototype will be. SpaceX founder Elon Musk shared this behind-the-scenes look at workers in Texas with Starship on a transporter in September 2019. Elon Musk SpaceX’s latest Starship prototype had another false start Monday, as the engine of the SN5 test…

SpaceX Crew Dragon splashdown: See NASA astronauts return to Earth – CNET

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were strapped into Crew Dragon and ready to go prior to the launch scrub on May 27. SpaceX The first return of a commercially built and operated US spacecraft carrying two NASA astronauts from the International Space Station made waves Sunday when it splashed down in the Gulf…

Katie Mack: ‘Knowing how the universe will end is freeing’ – BBC News

Image copyright NASA Goddard Terms like “heat death”, “big rip” and “vacuum decay” don’t sound all that inviting. And they aren’t.They describe a few of the theories scientists have about how our universe will one day die. But when cosmologist Katie Mack thinks about the end of everything, it gives her peace. “There’s something about…

Malignant cancer diagnosed in a dinosaur for the first time – Phys.org

The main tumour mass is at the top of the bone, and can be seen on the 3D reconstruction in yellow; red gray is the normal bone and red denotes the medullary cavity. Credit: Centrosaurus diagram by Danielle Dufault. Courtesy of Royal Ontario Museum.© Royal Ontario Museum/McMaster University A collaboration led by the Royal Ontario…

Tonight offers best chance of spotting space station in night sky – pennlive.com

The Atlantic Coast of the U.S. at night in a photo shot from the International Space Station. Large metropolitan areas and other easily recognizable sites from the Virginia-Maryland-Washington, D.C. area are visible in the image that spans almost to Rhode Island. Boston is just out of frame at right. Long Island and the New York…

Hydrogel paves way for biomedical breakthrough – Phys.org

Dr Behnam Akhavan, University of Sydney. Credit: University of Sydney Published in Advanced Functional Materials, a University of Sydney team of biomedical engineers has developed a plasma technology to robustly attach hydrogels—a jelly-like substance which is structurally similar to soft tissue in the human body—to polymeric materials, allowing manufactured devices to better interact with surrounding…