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NASA’s Dragon riders capture the flag, nine years after it was left on the space station - Yahoo News
A day after arriving at the International Space Station on SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken laid claim to a U.S. flag that symbolizes America's capability to send people to orbit from U.S. soil. The handkerchief-sized …

NASA, ULA Begin the Final Push for the Launch of Perseverance to Mars -
The next Atlas V to launch a mission to Mars is at the launch site,…

SpaceX to follow historic astronaut mission with yet another launch - CNET
Less than a week after sending humans to space for the first time, Elon Musk's company has another routine launch ready to go.

New study challenges popular “collapse” hypothesis for Easter Island - Ars Technica
Bayesian model-based analysis points to resilient, cooperative society well beyond 1600.

Incredible video shows SpaceX’s Starship prototype exploding - BGR
SpaceX’s Starship prototype SN4 exploded during a static fire test on Friday, just hours before the second launch attempt of the Crew Dragon. The two projects are completely different and the explosion had no impact on the NASA mission. Video of the explosion…

Class of stellar explosions found to be galactic producers of lithium -
A team of researchers, led by astrophysicist Sumner Starrfield of Arizona State University, has combined theory with both observations and laboratory studies and determined that a class of stellar explosions, called classical novae, are responsible for most o…

Rocket boost for Tesla - Seeking Alpha
Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is up 5.88% on the day to $884.08 even with COVID-19, macroeconomic headwinds and various other challenges far from cleared. Wedbush analyst

Study finds that patterns formed by spiral galaxies show that the universe may have a defined structure -
An analysis of more than 200,000 spiral galaxies has revealed unexpected links between spin directions of galaxies, and the structure formed by these links might suggest that the early universe could have been spinning, according to a Kansas State University …

This ancient innovation could change sneakers forever - Inverse
Material scientists from Harvard University have designed animal-inspired strips for shoes that can provide claw-like grip of slippery surfaces.

The Milky Way has one very hot halo, astronomers find -
The halo that surrounds our own Milky Way galaxy is much hotter than scientists once believed—and it may not be unique among galaxies.

Giant Magnetic Spots Discovered on the Surface of Extremely Hot Stars Hidden in Stellar Clusters - SciTechDaily
Astronomers using European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes have discovered giant spots on the surface of extremely hot stars hidden in stellar clusters. Not only are these stars plagued by magnetic spots, some also experience superflare events, explosio…

Einstein Ring: Astronomers Just Found Cosmic Golden Needle That Was Buried for Two Decades - SciTechDaily
Discovery Sheds New Light on Famous Einstein Ring Social distance science made possible with public W. M. Keck Observatory and NASA archive data. Determined to find a needle in a cosmic haystack, a pair of astronomers time traveled through archives of old dat…

Astronomers Just Narrowed Down The Source of Those Powerful Radio Signals From Space - ScienceAlert
Strange, powerful signals from deep space called fast radio bursts are slippery little suckers.

Mysterious interstellar 'Oumuamua could be made of something almost unheard of in science - Fox News
The mystery surrounding the interstellar object 'Oumumua seemingly gets weirder by the day.

What's the risk that animals will spread the coronavirus? -
Researchers say there’s an urgent need to find out whether animals can catch the virus and pass it to people.

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