Crewmembers of the Apollo 1 were honored with a monument at Arlington National Cemetery more than half a century after a fire in the launchpad killed three astronauts. It was the first tragedy of the American Space Program. Kris Van Cleave reports.
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Comet C/2017 K2 is expected to be nearest to us on July 14.
- The Hill
NASA said a rocket of unknown national origin that crashed into the moon earlier this year produced a double crater on the surface, an unexpected feat. The agency’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which collects data on the moon, spotted two craters after the “mystery rocket body” collided with the moon on March 4, NASA said recently.…
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Fossils of early human ancestors found in a South African cave system may be 1 million years older than first thought, according to a study published Monday.
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Reality might be “in the eye of the observer,” according to new research.
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No space exploring nations have claimed responsibility for the rocket, which left behind a "double crater" on the moon's surface.
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The United States ranks first on the Top500 supercomputer list in the number of calculations that can be performed per second.
- Florida Today
The last week of June will wrap up with SpaceX and ULA rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Wednesday and Thursday.
NASA announced the discovery last week and claimed the origin "remains uncertain."
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Recurring drought and rising temperatures have already begun to alter the landscape of California and the American Southwest, researchers warn.
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Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / GettySpace missions are set to take off in the coming decades. Not only is NASA planning to return to the moon with the Artemis missions, but the agency and a host of private space companies like SpaceX have their sights set on colonizing Mars. As we enter the dawn of a new space age, however, there’s still little we understand about the impacts of long-term space travel on humans. But some new research sheds light on how months of microgravity affects the
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There are “super-immunity” particles in llama blood, according to the research.
Many Washingtonians have helped in trapping one of the state’s most feared invasive species. Friday marks the start of the Asian giant hornet trapping season.
King Kong is a classic tale of humans against nature which has been reimagined, retold, and remade countless times, even pitting the giant ape against other large creatures. At its core, however, it’s really a story about our misunderstanding of non-human animals and their capacity for emotion. When Kong first appears on screen, he’s presented as a raging monster, little more than an oversized threat to the human characters. By the time the credits roll, the audience knows his capacity for compl
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The industry that overwhelmingly uses the most water resources in the West does so for good reason: to provide sustenance for the rest of the country. In California, that number is ever higher -- at 80% of the state's public water supply -- and farmers are being forced to transform the way they cultivate crops as megadrought that has been plaguing the region for decades intensifies. California is the nation's fruit and vegetable basket and grows hundreds of commodities.
- The Guardian
From a beef-heavy diet to growing crops that don’t feed people – the biggest challenges facing the agriculture industry
Researchers say corals have been impacted by so much for so long-disease, pollution and climate change. They say marine species rely on coral reefs and humans do too.
Fossils unearthed in China are helping scientists get a better grasp on one of the marvels of evolution: the giant panda's false thumb, which helps this veggie-loving bear munch the bamboo that makes up most of its diet. It closely resembled the false thumb of modern pandas, but is a bit longer and lacks the inward hook present on the end in the extant species that provides even greater ability to manipulate bamboo stalks, shoots and roots while eating. A bear's hand lacks the opposable thumb possessed by humans and various primates that enables the grasping and handling of objects using the fingers.
Relativity Space will be sending OneWeb’s second-gen broadband satellites to orbit starting in 2025 using its fully reusable 3D-printed rocket Terran R, under a new multi-launch agreement. This is the fifth customer for Terran R, and the only one that has been publicly named, bringing the total value of all binding launch agreements for that rocket to more than $1.2 billion. It’s a high degree of customer conviction in Relativity, which has yet to send even its first rocket, the small, fully expendable Terran, 1 to orbit.
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The Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a major blow to the Biden administration’s climate agenda. Dr. Cedric Rutland of the American Lung Association breaks down the decision.
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Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / GettyJet fuel is the backbone for a vast majority of our defense systems and supply chain infrastructure. Without it, Tom Cruise can’t fly his F-18 in Top Gun and you can’t get your Amazon Prime purchases with one-day shipping. But there’s a problem: We’re running out of it. Luckily, a team of researchers might have found an innovative solution in tiny bacteria.In a new study published today in the journal Joule, scientists say they might have discovered a