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SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts arrive home with rare pre-dawn splashdown in Gulf of Mexico - CBS News
The Crew Dragon's return closes out a record four-flight campaign to replace the space station's seven-member crew.

Study: Icy Clouds May Have Permitted Flowing Water on Mars - VOA Learning English
A new study suggests icy clouds above Mars could have provided the warmth to permit flowing water on the Red Planet.

Out-of-Control Chinese Rocket Could Hit You This Week - Weatherboy
An out-of-control spent rocket launched by China in recent days is racing back towards Earth and what's left of it is expected to impact Earth at some...

DALI Experiment: An Astro-Particle Telescope for Dark Matter - SciTechDaily
The detection of the axion would mark a key episode in the history of science. This hypothetical particle could resolve two fundamental problems of Modern Physics at the same time: the problem of Charge and Parity in the strong interaction, and the mystery of…

May 2021 astronomy events: Expect super lunar eclipse, Eta meteor shower this month - WPVI-TV
The month of May starts off with the Eta Aquarid meteor shower. Mercury will be visible in the middle of the month, and some parts of the U.S. will see a super total lunar eclipse on the 26th.

Ingenuity Completes Fourth Flight On Mars, Gets A New Mission - Hackaday
It’s the same on Mars as it is here — just when you’re getting used to your job, the bosses go and change things up. At least that’s our read on the situation at Jezero crat…

Explained: Why does Russia want to leave the International Space Station? - The Indian Express
Russia has announced that it would be withdrawing from the International Space Station in 2025, and build and manage its own floating laboratory that will be launched into orbit by 2030.

NASA simulated an asteroid impact, couldn't avoid a crash in Europe - Business Insider
Space agencies participated in a week-long NASA exercise in which they tried — and failed — to stop a fictitious asteroid from hitting Europe.

China Space Station: What scientific experiments will be done there? - CGTN
China Media Group (CMG) talked with a Chinese scientist on Friday, detailing the exact scientific experiments to be conducted in China's space station and facilities onboard as well as the related affects on our daily lives.

May Skywatching Tips: A Rocky Planet Round-Up and a Super Blood Moon Eclipse - SciTechDaily Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech May Skywatching Highlights What's Up for May? This month, a rocky planet round-up, and a super blood Moon eclipse! May 3: The bright planet Saturn will appear to the left of the half-lit Moon. May 4: The M…

Debris from Halley's Comet to Light Up Night Sky In Coming Days - Weatherboy
Night sky observers will have a special treat this week: debris from Halley's Comet's tail will set the stage for a meteor shower which should delight the...

Hitting the Books: Is the hunt for technological supremacy harming our collective humanity? - Engadget
In his new book, Erik J Larson investigates the efforts to build computers that process information like we do and why we're much farther away from having human-equivalent AIs than most futurists would care to admit..

Humungous, Record-Breaking Stellar Flare From Sun’s Nearest Neighbor - SciTechDaily
Scientists have spotted the largest flare ever recorded from the sun’s nearest neighbor, the star Proxima Centauri. The research, which was published recently in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, was led by CU Boulder and could help to shape the hunt for lif…

Scientists discover brain abnormality which could explain why Parkinson's patients see ghosts - Daily Mail
Around half of people suffering with the disease experience 'presence hallucinations' which causes them to sense a shadowy presence nearby.

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