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Earth has 7 strange quasi-moons — and you could name one of them

Sat, 07/06/2024 - 8:00am
The International Astronomical Union has partnered with the Radiolab podcast to present a quasi-moon-naming contest.
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Journey to JAXA: Why I skipped Mount Fuji and went straight to the Japanese space agency

Sat, 07/06/2024 - 6:00am
Japan has many iconic tourist destinations, but one place unlikely to be on many itineraries is about 90 minutes from central Tokyo – and it's just as intriguing as one of the world's most photogenic mountains.
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SpaceX teases catching Super Heavy booster with 'chopsticks' on upcoming Starship test flight (video)

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 6:00pm
SpaceX released a highlight reel from the fourth flight test of the Starship megarocket, which includes a tease of a new capability the company may test on an upcoming flight.
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2 asteroids just zipped by Earth, and NASA caught footage of the action

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 5:00pm
NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar has collected invaluable information about two asteroids that flew very close to Earth. Don't worry, neither posed a threat.
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Chinese astronauts install space-junk shielding on Tiangong space station (video)

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 4:30pm
Two Chinese astronauts continued installing space debris protection outside the nation's Tiangong space station during a July 3 EVA.
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The early solar system was donut-shaped, meteorite study suggests

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 4:00pm
Researchers studying iron meteorites suggest that the early solar system took the shape of a donut, not a dartboard as previously thought.
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'No fireworks on ISS,' so astronauts experiment with 'light painting' instead (photos)

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 3:00pm
Eerie new ISS photos appear to show a ghost in the machine during Independence Day. NASA astronaut Matthew Dominick and others did 'light painting' with the U.S. flag in the background.
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Watch the 1st teaser trailer for new horror game 'A Quiet Place: The Road Ahead'

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 2:00pm
Get a look at the first reveal trailer for Saber Interactive's "A Quiet Place: The Road Ahead" video game.
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New moon of July 2024: Dark skies tonight as Earth is farthest from the sun today

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 1:05pm
The new moon of July 2024 occurs today as Earth reaches its farthest point from the sun, known as aphelion.
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Mars orbiter captures Red Planet scar that's longer than the Grand Canyon (image)

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 1:00pm
ESA's Mars Express orbiter has captured images of a huge crevice on Mars that looks awfully like a "scar" from above.
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Rare 'polar rain' aurora seen from Earth for the first time

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 12:00pm
Seen for the first time from the ground, the polar rain aurora produced an eerie green glow captured on camera in Norway.
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'Star Wars: The Acolyte' episode 6: Who's the Stranger's old master?

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 11:00am
"The Acolyte" slows down a bit in its sixth episode, but gets deeper into the remaining characters' thoughts and feelings.
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4th of July camera deal still running: Save $800 on the Nikon D850 DSLR

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 10:18am
Bag this massive Prime Day camera deal ahead of the Amazon Prime Day rush.
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New teasers for 'Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2' promise death to the Tyranids

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 10:00am
Two new behind-the-scenes videos preview the shock and awe of "Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2."
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Extreme wildfires are on the rise globally, powered by the climate crisis

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 9:00am
Are wildfires really getting more extreme? Climate sceptics have challenged this claim. They point to a global decline in the area burned and argue the attention given to wildfire is a distracting form of media confirmation bias.
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Rapidly spinning 'extreme' neutron star discovered by US Navy research intern

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 8:00am
A Navy research team intern is part of a group of astronomers who have discovered a rapidly spinning neutron star, or "pulsar," in a dense cluster of stars around 10 light-years away.
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NASA's vision of a moon-orbiting space station comes to life in new 3D video

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 6:00am
NASA plans to build a moon-orbiting space station in the future, and just released a comprehensive video of its vision.
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Scientists tap into 2 new quantum methods to catch dark matter suspects

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 1:00pm
Scientists will cool two pieces of quantum tech to a thousandth of a degree above absolute zero to hunt for two different dark matter suspects.
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Boiling rocks from Earth's crust tore an ocean into Mongolia 410 million years ago

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 12:00pm
An ocean that opened up in what is now Mongolia 410 million years ago was created by a hot upwelling of rock known as a mantle plume.
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Science and music festival Starmus 2025 will return to the Canary Islands

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 11:00am
Starmus 2025 will be held on the island of La Palma in April 2025. The festival will focus on the challenges of space debris and how light pollution is impacting our view of the night sky.
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