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A broken toilet on SpaceX capsule means astronauts will return to Earth in diapers - NPR
NASA astronaut Megan McArthur called the situation "sub-optimal," but says the crew's four astronauts are "prepared to deal with it." They will return home after spending nearly 200 days in space.

'Perfect' James Webb telescope on track for launch - BBC News
Engineers begin assembling the rocket that will send to orbit the successor to the Hubble telescope.

250000-Year-Old Skull Found in Cave in South Africa - Inside Edition
This child roamed the earth 250,000 years ago. Researchers in South Africa recently found this fossilized skull is from a young Homo naledi. They named her L...

NASA warns that massive asteroid is headed towards Earth – but there’s no need to panic - The Independent
The rock, named 4660 Nereus. will pass earth on 11 December

Black Holes May Gain Mass From the Expansion of the Universe Itself - SciTechDaily
Over the past 6 years, gravitational wave observatories have been detecting black hole mergers, verifying a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity. But there is a problem — many of these black holes are unexpectedly large. Now, a team of rese…

NASA considering software fixes for sidelined Hubble Space Telescope -
Engineers may turn on one observatory camera next week, depending on how weekend troubleshooting goes.

This Alaskan town is finally getting high-speed internet, thanks to the pandemic - NPR
Many people in rural areas couldn't migrate their lives online when the pandemic hit because they lacked fast internet. Tribes in Alaska are now using new federal funding to install broadband.

Supercomputer Simulations Explain Massively Powerful Black Hole Jet – Confirms Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity - SciTechDaily
Further confirmation of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The galaxy Messier 87 (M87) is located 55 million light years away from Earth in the Virgo constellation. It is a giant galaxy with 12,000 globular clusters, making the Milky Way’s 200 globular …

Don’t Miss: Partial Lunar Eclipse, Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter – November 2021 Skywatching Tips From NASA - SciTechDaily What's Up for November? Sunset planets, a partial lunar eclipse, and the return of the winter stars. From November 6th through the 11th, watch the Moon glide past Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter after sunset in the south/southwest. In …

'Cannibal' solar flares trigger spectacular Northern Lights display across the US - Daily Mail
A 'cannibal' solar flare triggered a spectacular Northern Lights show across parts of the United States on Wednesday, with the hues seen as far south as California and Connecticut.

The search for another Earth across the galaxy heats up - CNN
This week, meet baby seals that share a human trait, find out why a desert turned to glass, join the search for Earth-like planets, discover the child fossil of an enigmatic ancient human species, and more.

New science from Juno provides insight into atmospheric processes on Jupiter - -
In a series of newly released papers from a science team on NASA’s Juno mission,…

Ancient predators resurface in Chile's Atacama Desert - Sky News Australia
Fossilised treasures from prehistoric times are being unearthed in Chile's Atacama Desert.Once submerged in the Pacific Ocean, the area is known for its stri...

Artemis I Moon Mission Explained in a Few Easy Steps and Some Confusing Acronyms - autoevolution
Sometime in the first few months of 2022, NASA will be launching the most powerful rocket ever made, carrying with it the most advanced spaceship humans ever created. The mission is called Artemis I, and it marks the beginning of the second lunar exploration …

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