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Skywatchers see SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft streak across the night sky as it returned to Earth - Space.com
The cargo ship made a sonic boom over Florida and Georgia as it glided toward the Atlantic Ocean.
https://www.space.com/skywatchers-see-sp...


Mercury mission to fly by closest planet to the sun for the first time - CNN
The BepiColombo space mission will make its first flyby of Mercury around 7:34 p.m. ET on Friday and pass within 124 miles (200 kilometers) of the planet's surface. During the flyby, BepiColombo will collect science data and images and send them back to Earth.
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NASA won't rename James Webb telescope — and astronomers are angry - Nature.com
The agency found no evidence that the flagship observatory’s namesake was involved in anti-LGBT+ activities, but some say that Webb bears responsibility.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-0...


Unprecedented view of a single catalyst nanoparticle at work - Phys.org
A DESY-led research team has been using high-intensity X-rays to observe a single catalyst nanoparticle at work. The experiment has revealed for the first time how the chemical composition of the surface of an individual nanoparticle changes under reaction co…
https://phys.org/news/2021-10-unpreceden...


'Mini psyches' give insights into mysterious metal-rich near-Earth asteroids - Phys.org
Metal-rich near-Earth asteroids, or NEAs, are rare, but their presence provides the intriguing possibility that iron, nickel and cobalt could someday be mined for use on Earth or in Space.
https://phys.org/news/2021-10-mini-psych...


After 3.5 million-year hiatus, the largest comet ever discovered is headed our way - Livescience.com
The gargantuan Bernardinelli-Bernstein comet will strafe Saturn's orbit in 2031. Scientists are stoked.
https://www.livescience.com/Bernardinell...


This Parasite Turns Plants Into Zombies - The New York Times
It’s a never-ending cycle of “Night of the Living Dead-meets-Dracula” in the world of green and leafy things.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/01/scien...


The Marvelous Physics of Swarming Midges - The New York Times
There’s more in that cloud of bugs than meets the eye.
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Earth Is Dimming – It’s Due to Climate Change - SciTechDaily
Warming oceans cause fewer bright clouds to reflect sunlight into space, admitting even more energy into earth's climate system. Warming ocean waters have caused a drop in the brightness of the Earth, according to a new study. Researchers used decades of meas…
https://scitechdaily.com/earth-is-dimmin...


Researchers suggest a way to achieve net-zero emission plastics - Phys.org
A team of researchers with members affiliated with institutions in Germany, Switzerland and the U.S. has created a model that they claim could be used to achieve net-zero-emission plastics by 2050. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group ou…
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Landsat: 5 decades of imagery and data - EarthSky
The Landsat program, the longest space-based record of Earth’s surface, helps policy makers make decisions about our resources and environment.
https://earthsky.org/space/five-decades-...


Largest Underwater Eruption Makes New Volcano Bigger Than Empire State Building - Newsweek
The seismic event that triggered the new seafloor volcano in the Indian Ocean generated over 11,000 detectable earthquakes since May 2018.
https://www.newsweek.com/largest-underwa...


New Satellite Photo of Tiny Perseverance on Mars Will Give You All The Feelings - ScienceAlert
Occasionally, as various orbiters make their rounds of Mars, they spot their ground-based friends far below.
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NASA's Lucy mission to Jupiter's Trojan asteroids: Everything you need to know - CNET
The first ever spacecraft to visit the Trojans will launch this month and could reveal secrets of the early solar system.
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/nasas-lucy-m...


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