Space telescopes capture asteroid slam with striking clarity – The Denver Post

By MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world now has stunning new photos of this week’s asteroid strike, the first planetary defense test of its kind. NASA on Thursday released pictures of the dramatic event taken by the Hubble and Webb space telescopes. A few hours later, SpaceX joined NASA in announcing that they’re studying the feasibility of

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Space boffin wants alien hunters to be more diverse to stop us becoming alienist

A space boffin has called for more diversity among ET hunters – to stop Earthlings becoming alienist. Science historian Rebecca Charbonneau wants indigenous people – such as American Indians – involved in the search for extraterrestrial life as they know what it is like to have their country colonised by invaders. She believes their experiences could help explorers seeking out

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‘Out of control’ Chinese space rocket debris has finally crash landed on Earth

A Chinese rocket weighing the same as three T-Rex dinosaurs has finally crash landed on Earth – and it's somewhere in the Indian Ocean. The rocket stage had fallen off of the newly-launched Wentian space station module, which was fired into orbit by China on Sunday (July 24). While the module docked safely, the rocket launcher had fallen away and

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‘Super Earth’ exoplanet spotted orbiting star 36.5 light years away

A team of astronomers using Japan's Subaru Telescope has announced the discovery of yet another earth-like exoplanet that’s in our cosmic back yard.. The “super-Earth” planet discovered by planetary researchers led by Hiroki Harakawa is a comparatively near neighbour, orbiting a star that’s just over 36 light-years away – that's 2.1456983 x 1014 Miles. The planet orbits in the so-called

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