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NASA pulls out of Tuesday's Artemis I launch, delaying rollback decision

NASA pulls out of Tuesday’s Artemis I launch, delaying rollback decision

With the looming threat of what is expected to be Hurricane Ian, NASA finally threw in the towel on Saturday for an attempted launch Tuesday of its Artemis I mission to the moon from Kennedy Space Center. On Sunday, officials said they would wait longer before deciding whether to roll back the massive 5.75 million-pound, …

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NASA is about to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid.  Here's why the mission could one day save humanity.

NASA is about to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid. Here’s why the mission could one day save humanity.

More than 6.5 million kilometers from Earth, a cosmic collision is imminent. In a one-of-a-kind maneuver, a NASA spacecraft is about to intentionally crash into an asteroid to test if deflecting a space rock could ever save Earth from a potentially catastrophic impact. The crash is scheduled for 7:14 p.m. ET Monday. Live coverage will …

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MIT Passive Cooling System

Innovative MIT passive cooling system works without electricity

By David L. Chandler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology September 24, 2022 Two samples of passive cooling devices were tested on the roof of MIT Building 1: on the left, a sample of the new system, combining evaporative cooling, radiative cooling and insulation. On the right, a device using only evaporative cooling, for comparison tests. Credit: …

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Granite staters react to seeing what is believed to be a Space-X rocket flying over New Hampshire

Granite staters react to seeing what is believed to be a Space-X rocket flying over New Hampshire

Granite staters react to seeing what is believed to be a Space-X rocket flying over New Hampshire Updated: 5:40 PM EDT September 25, 2022 Hide transcript View Transcript GUESS WHAT IT WAS. MY BOYFRIEND WAS OUTSIDE WITH MY DAUGHTER AND I WAS INSIDE MAKING DINNER AND ALL SUDDENLY I HEAR THE DOOR OPEN. IT GOES, …

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A plume of volcanic explosion from the Hunga Tonga eruption in January 2022.

The 50 million tonnes of water vapor from the Tonga eruption could warm the Earth for months

More than eight months after the underwater volcano erupted near Tonga on January 14, scientists are still analyzing the impacts of the violent outburst and finding it could be warming the planet. Recently, researchers calculated that the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apa eruption spewed 50 million tons (45 million metric tons) of water vapor into the atmosphere, …

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Jupiter will be the biggest and brightest for 59 years on Monday

Jupiter will be the biggest and brightest for 59 years on Monday

Starting this weekend, skywatchers will see a rare sight of Jupiter’s enormity as it appears the biggest and brightest in decades. Jupiter will be one of the brightest, if not the brightest, natural objects in the night sky. On Sunday, Jupiter will reach its closest distance to Earth in 59 years at around 367 million …

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Jupiter will be the biggest and brightest for 59 years on Monday

Jupiter will be the biggest and brightest for 59 years on Monday

Starting this weekend, skywatchers will see a rare sight of Jupiter’s enormity as it appears the biggest and brightest in decades. Jupiter will be one of the brightest, if not the brightest, natural objects in the night sky. On Sunday, Jupiter will reach its closest distance to Earth in 59 years at around 367 million …

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NASA DART mission: what you need to know about the impact

NASA DART mission: what you need to know about the impact

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! There are only two days left before NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) deliberately crashes into a distant asteroid. Monday’s mission is humanity’s first attempt to alter the motion of an asteroid in space by intentionally crashing a spacecraft into it. The agency says the target asteroid, …

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NASA DART mission: what you need to know about the impact

NASA DART mission: what you need to know about the impact

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! There are only two days left before NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) deliberately crashes into a distant asteroid. Monday’s mission is humanity’s first attempt to alter the motion of an asteroid in space by intentionally crashing a spacecraft into it. The agency says the target asteroid, …

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NASA DART mission prepares for asteroid collision |  CNN

NASA spacecraft will first reveal an asteroid, then crash into it | CNN

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s science bulletin Wonder Theory. To receive it in your inbox, Register for free here. CNN — Get ready to see the small moon of an asteroid for the first time. Then, watch a spaceship deliberately crash into it. This scenario sounds like a science fiction plot, but …

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