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First black African headed for space dies in motorcycle accident

A South African man who was expected to become the first black African in space was killed when his motorcycle…

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NASA to land first woman on the moon. ‘It would be out of this world.’

From 1969 to 1972, six NASA missions named for the Greek god Apollo successfully landed 12 men on the surface…

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Astronomers detect radio signal coming from massive galaxy far, far away

Oftentimes astronomers focus on distant galaxies in an effort to better understand the layout of the universe, and perhaps even…

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Jupiter’s Europa is seriously salty

Of all the places in our solar system (besides Earth, of course), Jupiter’s moon Europa might have the best chance…

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18 Earth-size planets found in our galaxy—all hiding in plain sight

Since its launch a decade ago, NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has found thousands of worlds, revealing that across the galaxy,…

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Scientists edit chicken genes to make them resistant to bird flu

LONDON, June 3 (Reuters) – Scientists in Britain have used gene-editing techniques to stop bird flu spreading in chicken cells…

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Donating Your Body to Science

Pam Poulakos and Irene Hombs don’t want to be buried when they die. A standard cremation won’t do, either. The…

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NASA executive quits weeks after appointment to lead 2024 moon landing plan

A top NASA executive hired in April to guide strategy for returning astronauts to the moon by 2024 has resigned,…

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How did the moon end up where it is?

Nearly 50 years since man first walked on the moon, the human race is once more pushing forward with attempts…

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Your wedding ring came from a neutron star explosion, 4.6 billion years ago

Your wedding ring might’ve been brand-new when you bought it, but part of it is actually billions of years old.…

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NASA eyes soft robots for dirty jobs on the moon and Mars

The future of robots in space might not look much like R2-D2 , Wall-E and Robby. They may look more…

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This week, NASA is practicing what to do if an asteroid hits Earth

When it comes to extraterrestrial threats, you can never be too careful, and NASA and FEMA aren’t taking any chances.…

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