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NASA shares 3D Moon data for CG artists and creators - TechCrunch
If you want to set your movie or game on the Moon, it's not hard to find imagery of our photogenic satellite. But NASA has just released a useful and beautiful new set of data just for creators that includes not just imagery but depth data, making it simple t…

Scientists hope to digitally unravel scrolls charred by Vesuvius with light 10 billion times brighter than the sun - CNN
Scientists from the University of Kentucky say they hope to perfect a technique to digitally unravel fragile ancient texts that haven't been read in nearly 2,000 years.

First All-Female Spacewalk Is Back On, NASA Says - The New York Times
The mission was canceled in March after the agency said it did not have two properly fitted spacesuits readily available.

NASA's Mars 2020 rover tests descent-stage separation -
In this picture from Sept. 28, 2019, engineers and technicians working on the assembly and testing of the Mars 2020 spacecraft look on as a crane lifts the rocket-powered descent stage away from the rover. They've just completed a successful separation test a…

Asteroid warning: From boiling alive to ruptured ears - scientist reveals horror of strike -
A SCIENCE expert has revealed in terrifying detail the horrifying moments experienced across Earth in the aftermath of the asteroid strike responsible for wiping out dinosaurs.

Earth's gravitational-wave detection network has a new observatory - Business Insider
A Japanese observatory is joining Earth's most powerful experiment to detect ripples in spacetime, helping make more detections with greater accuracy.

Stargazers set for spectacular OUTBURST Draconid meteor shower - RT
The Draconid meteor shower is set to peak in the coming days and Earth’s path through space means stargazers are about to witness some spectacular pyrotechnics. Here’s everything you need to know about the stunning phenomenon.

Andromeda Galaxy Swallowed Many Dwarf Galaxies During Its Lifetime | Astronomy -
An analysis of data from the Pan-Andromeda Archaeological Survey (PAndAS) has uncovered two major episodes of accretion, probably separated by billions of years, in which the Andromeda galaxy, a neighbor to our Milky Way Galaxy, gobbled up several small galax…

Today in science: Launch of Sputnik - EarthSky
Sputnik’s unassuming beep ushered in the Space Age. Hear it here.

Paralyzed man walks using brain-controlled robotic suit - KABC-TV
It's not science fiction: A man who is paralyzed from the shoulders down is now able to walk using a mind-controlled robotic suit.

Say Goodbye to This Ocean-Monitoring Satellite - SciTechDaily
The Jason-2/Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM), the third in a U.S.-European series of satellite missions designed to measure sea surface height, successfully ended its science mission on Oct. 1. NASA and its mission partners made the decision to end the…

NASA’s InSight robot is fighting against Mars to save a vital instrument - BGR
NASA’s InSight lander has been resting safely on Mars for nearly a year now, and it’s doing some seriously great work. Most of the robot’s suite of sensitive instruments have been…

A dinosaur's-eye view of the cataclysm that hit Mexico with the force of a BILLION Hiroshima bombs - Daily Mail
In the 1990s, a theory that an asteroid hit the Earth and killed almost all plant and animal life was confirmed. Now we have a deeper understanding of the timeline of events, as the Mail now reveals.

Asteroid terror: Fears of human extinction as three monster rocks head towards Earth -
THREE mega asteroids are currently on a course that could see them smash into Earth according to experts, raising fears about the future of the human species.

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