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Dart: Mission to smack Dimorphos asteroid set for launch - BBC News
A spacecraft is set to launch on a mission to nudge an asteroid off course.
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environ...


An “incident” with the James Webb Space Telescope has occurred - Ars Technica
NASA is leading an anomaly review board to investigate and conduct additional testing.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/11/...


Earth will have Saturn-like rings ‘made of space junk,’ scientists say - New York Post
University of Utah mechanical engineer Jake Abbott said that “Earth is on course to have its own rings. They’ll just be made of space junk.”
https://nypost.com/2021/11/22/earth-will...


In a first, scientists captured growth of butterfly wings inside chrysalis on video - Ars Technica
MIT team replaced part of a pupa's cuticle with a glass window for experiments.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/11/...


SpaceX rocket business leadership shakes up as two VPs depart - CNBC
The leadership of SpaceX's rocket business has been shaken up, CNBC has learned, including the departure of two vice presidents from Elon Musk's company.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/22/elon-mus...


This New Hubble Pic Reveals a Dramatic Cosmic Phenomenon in All Its Gory Detail - ScienceAlert
The fire and fury of the birth of a star is captured in an exquisite new image from the Hubble space telescope.
https://www.sciencealert.com/the-dramati...


Scientists Are Testing Astronauts In Long Mars Simulations, And The Results Are Worrying - IFLScience
In our lifetimes, it is almost certain we will see humans set foot on Mars. If the modern-day space race between private companies and nations continues, i
https://www.iflscience.com/space/scienti...


Astronomers detect a black hole in NGC 1850 - Phys.Org
An international team of astronomers reports the detection of a black hole in a globular cluster known as NGC 1850. The newly found black hole is about 11 times more massive than the sun and turns out to be a part of a binary system. The finding was detailed …
https://phys.org/news/2021-11-astronomer...


Shocking visualisations reveal the huge cloud of space junk created by Russia's anti-satellite test - Daily Mail
Russia's 'anti-satellite' was deliberately smashed into Cosmos 1408 on November 15, EU Space Surveillance and Tracking confirmed from its Darmstadt, Germany HQ.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/...


'False fossils' littered across Mars may complicate the search for life on Red Planet - Livescience.com
We have been "fooled before" by these convincing counterfeits on Mars.
https://www.livescience.com/false-fossil...


Skyscraper-sized asteroid coming towards Earth on Christmas Eve - The Jerusalem Post
2016 TR54 is set to pass by the planet at a distance of around 6.5 million kilometers, meaning there will be no Armageddon this holiday season.
https://www.jpost.com/science/skyscraper...


An absolutely bonkers plan to give Mars an artificial magnetosphere - Phys.Org
Terraforming Mars is one of the great dreams of humanity. Mars has a lot going for it. Its day is about the same length as Earth's, it has plenty of frozen water just under its surface, and it likely could be given a reasonably breathable atmosphere in time. …
https://phys.org/news/2021-11-absolutely...


Video captures great white shark's gruesome attack on a seal near Cape Cod - Livescience.com
Though peak season for sharks is over, some individuals still linger near the coast.
https://www.livescience.com/great-white-...


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