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NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex probe reaches Bennu asteroid

A NASA explorer has successfully completed its 1.2 billion mile, two-year-long journey to reach the asteroid Bennu this Monday. This involved executing a maneuver that changed its trajectory, so that instead of flying towards Bennu it was flying around it. The Origins, …Continue reading

Mars could be home to aerobic life

Prevalent assumptions that the environment on Mars could not support aerobic organisms were shattered this past Monday when researchers from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California revealed that they had discovered oxygen in the planet’s salt-water reservoirs. In certain specific …Continue reading

Japanese space agency successfully drops observation device on asteroid

An observation device, built in collaboration by the space agencies of Germany and France, has safely landed on the asteroid Ryugu. The device was released from an unmanned Japanese spacecraft on Wednesday. The device — known as the Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout …Continue reading

The days on Earth are getting longer – thanks to the moon

If you have ever wished there were more hours in the day, you’re in luck because scientists have discovered that our days are getting longer. A new study published in the international journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has reconstructed …Continue reading

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