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May 10, 2021

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Space.com

That capsule is full of pristine material that OSIRIS-REx collected from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu in October 2020. The spacecraft had been lingering near Bennu’s patch of space until around 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT) today, when it fired its main thrusters for …

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Space.com

The rocket is scheduled to lift off during a 40-minute launch window, beginning at 8:04 p.m. EDT tonight (0004 GMT on Tuesday, May 11). The launch has been delayed twice in the last two days due to bad weather.

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CNN

In China, however, the country’s space administration stayed silent for days amid criticism that allowing such a large rocket stage to free fall towards Earth was irresponsible and posed a safety risk — albeit a small one — to many countries.

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CNN

(CNN) After spending nearly two-and-a-half years together, a NASA spacecraft will bid farewell to its asteroid companion Monday and begin the long journey back to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission, and it …

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EurekAlert

What has fluid physics to do with the spreading of the Corona virus? Whirlpools and pandemics seem to be rather different things, certainly in terms of comfort. Yet, newest findings about epidemic spreading come from Physics professor Björn Hof and his …

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Scientific American

We bear a trace of Neandertal legacy in our genome, a bequest from ancestral interbreeding. But some experts argue that, on balance, the sharper innovative capacities of Homo sapiens contributed to pushing our hominin cousins over the extinction cliff.

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Space.com

After more than two years circling a lumpy space rock called Bennu, it’s finally time for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to head back to Earth with a full load precious cargo: pieces of an asteroid. OSIRIS-REx (known formally as Origins, Spectral Interpretation, …

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USA TODAY

The suspected shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim at the party at a mobile home park attended by friends, family and children. Police said children at the trailer were not hurt. The suspect walked inside and began shooting before killing himself, police …

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Phys.Org

Voyager 1—one of two sibling NASA spacecraft launched 44 years ago and now the most distant human-made object in space—still works and zooms toward infinity. The craft has long since zipped past the edge of the solar system through the …

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Livescience.com

A never-ending detonation could be the key to hypersonic flight and space planes that can seamlessly fly from Earth into orbit. And now, researchers have recreated the explosive phenomenon in the lab that could make it possible. Detonations are a …

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