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NASA spacecraft will stow asteroid sample to stop it from leaking into space

NASA spacecraft will stow asteroid sample to stop it from leaking into space

A week after collecting a sample from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will stow the sample to protect it from leaking into space on Tuesday. The mission team received images sent by the spacecraft last Thursday that revealed the sample collection head was full of surface material — so much so that a…MORE

NASA mission finds water on the sunlit surface of the moon

NASA mission finds water on the sunlit surface of the moon

There may be more water on the moon than previously believed, including on its sunlit surface. This water could be used as a resource during upcoming missions — like NASA’s return of humans to the lunar surface through the Artemis program. The two studies published in the journal Nature Astronomy, and researchers shared their findings…MORE

Asteroid Bennu has been hanging out with Earth for over a million years

Asteroid Bennu has been hanging out with Earth for over a million years

The near-Earth asteroid Bennu has been keeping our planet company for a long time. Bennu, new research suggests, has been in an orbit that brings it near to Earth for 1.75 million years. The study published Monday in the journal Nature. If this asteroid sounds familiar, it’s because the boulder-covered space rock was recently the…MORE

Pope Francis appoints America’s first Black cardinal, Wilton Gregory

Pope Francis appoints America’s first Black cardinal, Wilton Gregory

Last year, Wilton Gregory made history as Washington, DC’s first African-American archbishop. On Sunday, speaking following his Angelus prayer from St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, Pope Francis tapped Gregory to become America’s first Black cardinal. Archbishop Gregory is one of 13 to be elevated to the rank at a surprise consistory, or ceremony. In…MORE

Scotland tells families not to trick-or-treat this Halloween because of Covid-19

Scotland tells families not to trick-or-treat this Halloween because of Covid-19

The Scottish government says families should celebrate Halloween at home this year instead of going trick-or-treating to minimize the spread of Covid-19. It urged people to avoid guising — or going door-to-door for treats — in a news release issued on Saturday. Deputy First Minister John Swinney said that the guidance was needed to make…MORE

Images reveal new insights about Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io

Images reveal new insights about Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io

Jupiter’s third-largest moon Io is covered by more than 400 active volcanoes, and it’s the most volcanically active world in our solar system. New radio images collected by an array of telescopes on Earth have observed the direct effect of this volcanic activity on the moon’s thin atmosphere for the first time. A study including…MORE