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Young Neanderthal Footprint Found in Gibraltar is Only the Second Example in the World - Ancient Origins
The sand sheets in the rampant dunes above Catalan Bay in Gibraltar are a relic of the last glaciation, when the sea level was up to 120 meters below present levels and a great field of dunes extended eastwards from the base of the Rock.
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NASA Opportunity last message: What were the final heartbreaking words of the Mars rover? - Express.co.uk
NASA has said goodbye to its Mars Opportunity rover nearly 16 years after the robotic explorer blasted from Earth towards Mars – but what was the last message Opportunity beamed to NASA before it was lost to a Martian dust storm?
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NASA just got its best budget in decades - The Planetary Society
After months of unrelated political turmoil, multiple stop-gap spending bills, and an unprecedented government shutdown, NASA's 2019 budget was finally signed into law.
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Space did WHAT to Tennessee grad Scott Kelly? - WVLT.TV
Scientists don’t know if the changes were good or bad but results from a unique NASA twins study are raising new questions for doctors as the space agency aims to send people to Mars.
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Space Harpoon Successfully Snatches Floating Hunk of Space Junk - Gizmodo
A small satellite has captured a piece of space debris using a claw-tipped harpoon. The test represents an important technological achievement given our mounting space junk problem.
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Get set for 'super snow moon,' the biggest supermoon of the year - Fox News
Skygazers will be treated to the “super snow moon,” on Feb. 19, the largest supermoon of 2019.
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This painting of NASA's late Mars rover Opportunity might make you sob - CNET
A digital artist imagines a reunion between humans and NASA's now-silent rover.
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Earth's North Magnetic Pole moving east faster -- NBC4's Ben Gelber explains what that means - NBC4i.com
Hearing the news that the North Magnetic Pole is moving relatively rapidly eastward toward Russia sounds a bit alarming. But is that a real concern south of the Arctic Circle?
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Astronomers Discover Large Stream of Stars in Solar Neighborhood | Astronomy - Sci-News.com
Astronomers using ESA’s Gaia satellite have discovered a large stellar stream that is currently traversing the immediate solar neighborhood at a distance of only 326 light-years. The stream contains at least 4,000 stars that have been moving together in space…
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Is Oumuamua Asteroid Acting Like Cutting-Edge ‘Light Sail’ Technology? - Sputnik International
The alleged asteroid Oumuamua has been the subject of heated debates in scientific circles for over a year now, with both alien-related and more traditional theories showing no signs of stopping.
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STEM faculty views on intelligence can hurt student performance - Science News
Seeing intelligence as fixed can result in lower grades, especially for certain minorities
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NASA wants to save Earth with an anti-asteroid DART | Watch This Space - CNET
Who knows when a giant asteroid could crash into the planet and kill us all? But one thing's for sure: we'd better have a backup plan. Claire Reilly takes a ...
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An asteroid will block the brightest star in the night sky on Monday, and astronomers need your help seeing it - Business Insider
Sirius is the brightest night-sky object, but for a moment on President's Day, asteroid Jürgenstock will occult the star system and dim its light.
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China's pouring serious money into potential rivals of SpaceX and Blue Origin - CNBC
The global space race is heating up as American companies and NASA face growing competition from China.
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