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NASA scientists plan to bake, slice, and fire lasers at the asteroid sample from OSIRIS-REx to understand the creation of our solar system

Scientists plan to methodically examine samples from NASA's first asteroid mission, OSIRIS-REx, to …

Maiya Focht   


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NASA released the first close-up photos of the largest asteroid sample ever collected

NASA's OSIRIS-REx dropped off the Bennu asteroid sample last month. Scientists discovered the rocky…

Jenny McGrath   


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NASA explains how it would alert the public of an apocalyptic asteroid strike

In the event an asteroid is headed for Earth, here's how NASA plans to alert the public of an impen…

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Billionaires going to space aim to industrialize the moon, asteroids, and Mars. It's time to set some ground rules.

Billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have huge plans in space, but there are no laws or regul…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Scientists built a 3-ton camera with a 5-foot-wide lens to discover hazardous asteroids that NASA can't see

A Menlo Park, California, lab built this camera to learn about dark energy and dark matter, flag ha…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Jeff Bezos wants a solar system with a trillion people, a thousand Einsteins and Mozarts, and 37,000 active serial killers

Jeff Bezos's dream for the solar system includes one trillion human inhabitants. But he made one cr…

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What it will take to modernize the American grid and usher in the clean-energy revolution

The US grid is ill-equipped to handle what's coming. Here's what it will take to modernize the grid…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Jenny McGrath,Ellyn Lapointe   


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Asteroid Day — everything you need to know about the rocks in our solar system that could one day hit Earth

Asteroid Day is just around the corner and there are many questions that people have about asteroid…

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A football stadium-sized asteroid will blaze by Earth today. Here's how to watch the potentially hazardous 'city killer' live.

Watch live as a "potentially hazardous" asteroid the size of a football stadium whips past Earth to…

Ellyn Lapointe   


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Watch NASA launch a spacecraft to explore ancient asteroids that lead and trail Jupiter around the sun

The Trojan asteroids have barely changed since the birth of our solar system. NASA's Lucy mission a…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Astronomers spot the biggest cosmic explosion ever seen, and it's 100 times the size of our solar system

The blast, which is 2 trillion times brighter than the sun, may have been caused by a supermassive …

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NASA is visiting an asteroid valued at more than the entire world economy's worth, but that's not why it's going there

The asteroid, named 16 Psyche, is thought to be made of 30% to 60% valuable metals, which could inc…

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JFK airport's new terminal will be powered by a microgrid and the largest rooftop solar array in New York City

The terminal under construction at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport will be partly …

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Asteroid 33 Polyhymnia is so dense it may actually contain elements never before seen on Earth, according to a new study

Researchers believe that an asteroid in our galaxy is denser than the densest element in the Period…

Grace Eliza Goodwin   


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What the collapse of a company owing $300 billion means for the world

Evergrande, China's biggest real-estate developer, is being liquidated. It has assets worth about $…

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Photos show the 3.86 billion-mile journey of NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample mission from start to finish

NASA's OSIRIS-REx traveled almost 4 billion miles to get a sample of the asteroid Bennu. Scientists…

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The smallest dwarf planet in our solar system was hiding in the asteroid belt

Hygiea isn’t a new discovery but the fact that it meets the International Astronomical Union’s (…

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Building blocks of life discovered in Titan’s atmosphere — NASA discovers a ‘weird’ molecule on Saturn’s largest moon

This is a big deal because out of over 200 moons within our solar system, and 62 that belong to …

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NASA scientists calculated the exact date an asteroid could hit Earth with the force of at least 24 nuclear bombs. Thankfully, it's a long way off.

There's a 1/2,700 chance asteroid Bennu could hit the Earth, and scientists think it could happen o…

Marianne Guenot   


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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured photos of cyclones, changing colors, and seasons on 4 distant planets

NASA's most powerful space telescope peers across the solar system to spy new storms on Jupiter and…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen