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‘Out-of-control’ Chinese rocket tumbling to Earth - The Guardian
Long March 5B is doing 27,600km/h in failing orbit, with eventual crash site unknown, after launching space station hub
https://amp.theguardian.com/science/2021...


NASA simulated an asteroid headed for Earth and has bad news for us - Yahoo Entertainment
In disaster movies, games, or TV shows where there is an asteroid headed for Earth, the news always comes as a shock. Depending on the specifics of the story...
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/nasa...


Lydall testing air filter system to convert CO2 into oxygen on Mars with NASA rover, CEO says - CNBC
"We're not only protecting people and the environment on Earth, we're starting to do it on Mars as well," Lydall CEO Sara Greenstein told CNBC.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/03/lydall-t...


"Missing" boy at airport found taking a ride on baggage conveyor belt - Boing Boing
A 9-year-old boy couldn’t resist an airport baggage conveyor belt (can you blame him?) and “dove” onto it for a joy ride over the weekend. He was with a group of about 20 people a…
https://boingboing.net/2021/05/03/missin...


NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts to Answer Questions after Return - NASA
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts will answer questions at 3:45 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 6, about their historic mission on the International Space Station and return to Earth.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-...


Dead Sea Scrolls: Mysterious scribe wrote eight diverse scrolls - The Jerusalem Post
“The main purpose of my work has been using artificial intelligence, an extraction algorithm and statistical analyses to test 51 manuscripts which share a particular handwriting style.”
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/myster...


Hubble spies rare giant star battling against self-destruction - CNN
A rare blue giant star called AG Carinae, located 20,000 light-years from Earth in the Milky Way galaxy, has experienced explosive convulsions that created its distinctive halo. The Hubble Space Telescope imaged the star to celebrate 31 years since the observ…
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/03/world/hub...


How long is the solar system's longest day? Venus has the answer - Yahoo News
Data obtained by bouncing radio waves off Venus - treating it, as one scientist said, like a giant disco ball - is providing new insight into Earth's closest...
https://news.yahoo.com/long-solar-system...


Ten month schedule to ready SLS for Artemis 1 launch after Core Stage arrives at KSC - NASASpaceFlight.com - NASASpaceflight.com
NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) program is looking at a wide range of forecasts for…
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/05/...


NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Discovers Radio Signal in Venus’ Atmosphere - SciTechDaily
During a brief swing by Venus, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe detected a natural radio signal that revealed the spacecraft had flown through the planet’s upper atmosphere. This was the first direct measurement of the Venusian atmosphere in nearly 30 years — and it…
https://scitechdaily.com/nasas-parker-so...


You Know Polar Bears, Grizzly Bears. Now Meet the 'Pizzly' - Newser
Hybrid of polar and grizzly bears are becoming more common as habitats overlap
https://www.newser.com/story/305625/you-...


Where’s the Dark Matter? Look for Suspiciously Warm Planets - WIRED
Physicists calculated that these mysterious particles will betray their location with heat. To prove it, they’ll need the most powerful telescopes in the cosmos.
https://www.wired.com/story/wheres-the-d...


Possible new type of glacier just discovered on Mars - Livescience.com
Strange landforms look like a Martian version of Antarctic ice streams.
https://www.livescience.com/mars-arcadia...


World's 1st multinode quantum network is a breakthrough for the quantum internet - Livescience.com
Researchers say the new network will be unhackable and able to coordinate systems to unprecedented levels. Many of the deeper implications, however, cannot be foreseen.
https://www.livescience.com/three-node-q...


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