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Crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid may have changed its shape in addition to its trajectory, NASA scientists find

Recent research suggests that DART may have done more than just redirect Dimorphos; it might have s…

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Google layoffs continue as cuts hit Flutter, Dart, and Python teams

Google confirmed the layoffs to TechCrunch but did not specify which teams, roles, or how many empl…

Beatrice Nolan   


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WATCH: Rare giant squid with ‘headlight’ tentacles spotted attacking underwater camera!

The Dana octopus squid is a deep-sea creature known for its considerable size and unique biological…

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Killer whale doctors use dart guns, drones, and dogs to treat their orca patients as population numbers plummet

The endangered Southern Residents are the smallest of four groups of fish-eating killer whales foun…

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Blue Dart rebrands Dart Plus as ‘Bharat Dart’

Amidst the ongoing debate about using Bharat instead of India, courier service giant Blue Dart has …

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To stay alive, soldiers in Ukraine's deadliest battle had to dart between buildings then stand still for hours

The bloody battle for Bakhmut took place in buildings and streets where soldiers said staying alive…

Sinéad Baker   


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Why you shouldn't be scared of spiders, according to a biology professor

Sara Goodacre, a professor of evolutionary biology, told Business Insider why people shouldn't be s…

Marianne Guenot   


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NASA's first planetary defense test worked, successfully redirecting an asteroid by crashing the DART spacecraft into it

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) has proved that NASA could potentially push a hazardous…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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See video of the moment NASA's DART spacecraft crashed itself into an asteroid and its livestream cut out

NASA tested its first method of deflecting a dangerous asteroid: crashing a space probe into it. DA…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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NASA crashes DART spacecraft into an asteroid, testing a tactic to bump space rocks away from Earth

NASA deliberately crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid to knock it off its path. It's the first te…

Paola Rosa-Aquino,Marianne Guenot   


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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe becomes the fastest artificial object ever, 180 times faster than our fastest plane!

At such incredible speeds, the probe could complete roughly 15 circumnavigations of the Earth in ju…

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NASA launches DART probe on a head-on collision course with an asteroid

NASA is testing a method it might one day use to save Earth from a city-killing asteroid. Ramming a…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Watch NASA launch a probe to smash into an asteroid. It's practice for pushing city-killing space rocks away from Earth.

NASA may one day need to save Earth from an incoming asteroid. The plan: launching a spacecraft to …

Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Aylin Woodward   


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Inside Canada's polar bear 'jail' where bears go without food and are kept behind bars — but it's not what you might think

Polar bear "jail" is a holding facility in Churchill, Canada, where humans and bears live among eac…

Crystal Raypole   


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We'd need 5 to 10 years' notice to stop a killer asteroid heading for Earth

In a recent NASA simulation, scientists had six months to stop a hypothetical asteroid from hitting…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Aylin Woodward   


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In a NASA simulation of an asteroid impact, scientists concluded they couldn't stop a space rock from decimating Europe

Space agencies participated in a week-long NASA exercise in which they tried - and failed - to stop…

Aylin Woodward,Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Adam Driver asked NASA how it plans to save Earth from world-ending asteroids

Adam Driver wondered how NASA would save the world if a giant asteroid were approaching. Three spac…

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The man in charge of deporting Pablo Escobar's 'cocaine hippos' explains how he plans to fly 70 of them across the world

The government agency handling Columbia's hippo relocation explains how they will trap, sedate, and…

Crystal Raypole   


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NASA is sending a spacecraft to crash into an asteroid — here’s why

DART stands for Double Asteroid Redirection Test, and the spacecraft will launch aboard SpaceX's…