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Pentagon tracking out-of-control Chinese rocket that could reenter Earth's atmosphere - CNN
The Pentagon has said it is tracking a large Chinese rocket that is out of control and set to reenter Earth's atmosphere this weekend, raising concerns about where its debris may make impact.

Here’s what NASA wants its Mars helicopter to do next - Yahoo Entertainment
NASA has already made history with its Mars rover Ingenuity. The chopper's first flight proved that powered aircraft are viable on Mars, while its second and...

Massive flare seen on the closest star to the solar system: What it means for chances of alien neighbors - Raw Story
The Sun isn't the only star to produce stellar flares. On April 21, 2021, a team of astronomers published new research describing the brightest flare ever measured from Proxima Centauri in ultraviolet light. To learn about this extraordinary event – and what …

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites, claims over 500,000 service pre-orders so far - TechCrunch
SpaceX has launched 60 more of its Starlink internet broadband satellites — on ‘Star Wars Day,’ no less, and only five days after it launched the last batch. The company has now delivered 420 Starlink satellites since the beginning of March, a sum that SpaceX…

Parker Solar Probe detects a radio signal from Venus' atmosphere - CNN
The Parker Solar Probe is on a mission to study the sun, but it keeps revealing more about mysterious planetary neighbor Venus. During a July 2020 flyby, the spacecraft picked up a radio signal indicating it flew through the upper atmosphere of Venus.

SpaceX may try to launch its Starship SN15 rocket in Texas Wednesday -
Liftoff could occur between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. EDT (1700-0100 GMT).

Researchers raise bats in helium-rich air to check how they sense sound - Ars Technica
Bats seem to have an innate sense of the speed of sound—and can't adjust it.

Microplastics are everywhere — but are they harmful? -
Scientists are rushing to study the tiny plastic specks that are in marine animals — and in us.

Scientists resurrect mysterious Judean date palms from biblical era - Haaretz
Methuselah the tree was grown from a 2,000-year-old seed found at Masada. Now more have been grown and genetic analysis finds a twist in the origin story of the ‘Judean date’

How long is the solar system's longest day? Venus has the answer - NBC 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 neighbor.

Starship flight attempt for Tuesday afternoon is scrubbed [Updated] - Ars Technica
After four failures, SpaceX is really hoping to stick the landing this time.

Yellowstone volcano hit by 43 earthquakes amid fears supervolcano is overdue an eruption - Daily Express
YELLOWSTONE volcano was struck by more than 40 earthquakes in April, amid widespread concern the US supervolcano is going to blow one day without warning. But is the Yellowstone volcano overdue for an eruption and should you be worried?

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