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NASA will launch mission to crash into a near-Earth asteroid to try to change its motion in space
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NASA will launch mission to crash into a near-Earth asteroid to try to change its motion in space

A NASA spacecraft that will deliberately crash into an asteroid is preparing to launch this week. The DART mission, or the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, will lift off at 10:20 p.m. PT (1:20 a.m. ET) on November 23 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Live coverage of the…MORE

If Planet B exists, what might it be like?

If Planet B exists, what might it be like?

Since the first exoplanets were discovered in the 1990s, many have wondered if we might find another Earth out there, a place called Planet B. Natalie Batalha, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has watched the field of exoplanet science grow and change since those initial discoveries. Batalha served…MORE

Webb telescope is about to take an unprecedented look at these intriguing exoplanets
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Webb telescope is about to take an unprecedented look at these intriguing exoplanets

When the James Webb Space Telescope launches in December, astronomers around the world are expecting to find the unexpected, said Sara Seager, astrophysicist and planetary scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The space observatory will be able to look into the distant universe as well as observe objects in our own solar system. But…MORE

Deforestation in the Amazon increased by 33% in first 10 months of 2021, analysis shows
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Deforestation in the Amazon increased by 33% in first 10 months of 2021, analysis shows

Deforestation in the Amazon increased by 33% in the first ten months of 2021, compared to the first ten months of 2020, a new analysis shows. The analysis published Wednesday by the Institute for Man and the Environment of the Amazon (Imazon), an independent Brazilian research institute, found that the Amazon lost more than 2.4…MORE

You asked, we answered: NASA’s new telescope and the search for clues about our universe explained
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You asked, we answered: NASA’s new telescope and the search for clues about our universe explained

The most powerful telescope ever built is scheduled to launch on December 18. The James Webb Space Telescope will peer into the atmospheres of exoplanets, some of which are potentially habitable, and look deeper into the universe than we’ve ever been able to before. This mission has been decades in the making. The concept for…MORE

The definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ is changing to three Covid-19 doses
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The definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ is changing to three Covid-19 doses

You may need up to three Covid-19 vaccine doses to be considered fully vaccinated. Waning vaccine immunity and rising infections due to the Delta variant has prompted wealthy nations to reconsider the definition of “fully vaccinated” — which usually means two Covid-19 jabs. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted as much on Monday, saying boosters…MORE

Space junk is a massive problem. Russia’s anti-satellite missile test just made it worse
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Space junk is a massive problem. Russia’s anti-satellite missile test just made it worse

Days after world powers wrapped up a monumental climate summit in Glasgow, another environmental emergency was unfolding — this time in space. On Monday, Russia fired a missile at one of its own satellites as a test, generating thousands of pieces of debris that sent crew members on the International Space Station scrambling for cover.…MORE

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