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Spacecraft makes ‘unexpected’ discoveries about asteroid Bennu

Spacecraft makes ‘unexpected’ discoveries about asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has only been orbiting the asteroid Bennu for a few months but mission scientists have already learned new details about the near-Earth asteroid that is 70 million miles away, according to a NASA announcement. The greatest surprise of the mission happened only a few days in and an unexpected observation occurred signaling…MORE

Japan asteroid probe in ‘tantalizing’ solar system discoveries

Japan asteroid probe in ‘tantalizing’ solar system discoveries

An unmanned Japanese spacecraft orbiting an asteroid has made surprising discoveries that scientists say will improve understanding about the origin’s of the Earth’s water and help search for life in other solar systems. Scientists working on Japan’s Hayabusa 2 space mission said that by using a wide range of cameras and instruments to collect images…MORE

The final supermoon of the year occurs as an asteroid zips close by

The final supermoon of the year occurs as an asteroid zips close by

The third and final supermoon of the year will light up the sky on March 20, closing out a trifecta of supermoons for 2019 that began in January. March’s full moon also happens on the same day as the spring equinox, welcoming in the season. The last time these two things happened on the same…MORE

Apollo moon samples, ancient DNA and otters: This week in space and science

Apollo moon samples, ancient DNA and otters: This week in space and science

This week, a new crew has docked at the International Space Station, ancient DNA revealed how gene pools shifted over time, and pristine samples from the Apollo moon landings are going to be studied for the first time. The Opportunity rover also provided one last photo from Mars, scientists simulated the reversal of time, and…MORE

Things that turn green on St. Patrick’s Day

Things that turn green on St. Patrick’s Day

Every year on St. Patrick’s Day, the world around us suddenly looks a little … jealous. It’s not just Kermit the Frog or the Incredible Hulk or that guy in your office with the green necktie. It’s green food, green parades, green fountains and famous sites around the world that take on a greenish glow.…MORE

Young environmental activists across the world skip school in a call to action

Young environmental activists across the world skip school in a call to action

Students worldwide skipped classes on Friday to demand that world leaders take action on a threat to their survival: Climate change. The movement, inspired by the actions of 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, spanned more than 100 countries and 1,500 cities, where students gathered in the streets and at their state capitols to call…MORE