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NASA takes emergency measures as debris from missile launch threatens to wipe out ISS

While the Russian anti-satellite weapon test (ASAT) was conducted in November 2021, the ISS manoeuvred the fragment of orbital debris that was heading in its direction on Thursday. Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, used an uncrewed Progress 81 cargo ship docked at the ISS to help the orbiting lab dodge the fragment of the destroyed Russian […]

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A Spectacular Meteor Shower Might Hit Us This Weekend. Here’s What to Expect

As Earth orbits the Sun, it plows through dust and debris left behind by comets and asteroids. That debris gives birth to meteor showers – which can be one of nature’s most amazing spectacles.   Most meteor showers are predictable, recurring annually when the Earth traverses a particular trail of debris. Occasionally, however, Earth runs […]

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Caldera chronicle: A geological excursion between Tower and Canyon junctions in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles is a weekly column written by scientists and collaborators of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. This week’s contribution is from Michael Poland, geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey and Scientist-in-Charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. The road over Dunraven Pass between Tower and Canyon Junctions, in the northeast part of Yellowstone National Park, […]

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Woman wakes up under debris after her apartment ceiling crashes down

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) – A Kansas City, Missouri, woman is lucky to have escaped serious injury when the ceiling above her came crashing down. It happened at Parade Park Homes near 18th & Vine. “I just heard this sound, like a rumble,” said Ageelah Gant. That sound was a disaster seconds away from happening. […]

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Man rescues wife from tornado debris

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Ingenuity Makes a Trip to See The Debris Left by Perseverance’s Landing on Mars

You may recall we reported earlier this month that the Perseverance rover finally spotted its parachute and backshell off in the distance. This is the hardware that safely brought the rover to Mars surface on 18 February 2021.   But now, the incredible Ingenuity helicopter has snapped better images of those items, while it was hovering in […]

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NASA photos show the debris Perseverance’s landing left on Mars | Engadget

Back in February 2021, the Perseverance rover landed on Martian soil after a seven-month journey. A cone-shaped backshell protected it while traveling in deep space and during its fiery descent, while a parachute with a secret message that says “Dare mighty things” slowed it down enough for a safe landing. Perseverance had to leave those […]

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Space tourist horror as ISS swerves to avoid Russian debris after being trapped for days

The hazardous debris field was generated when Russia conducted its first field test of an A-235 Nudol anti-satellite (ASAT) missile on its inactive Kosmos-1408 electronic signals intelligence satellite on November 15 last year. The craft exploded into at least 1,500 pieces of debris that can be tracked by ground-based radar — although it is possible […]

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Research suggests legal protection for space to protect its environment from space debris and light pollution

A research paper, which was published in Nature Astronomy, suggested that the space should receive special legal protection in order to preserve and protect its environment from debris and light pollution. The study noted that there has been an increase in the volume of debris in the low orbital space – the name given to […]

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Ants Can Literally Build Bridges Without Training, And You Can Watch Them in Action

Despite only having around 250,000 neurons compared to our 86 billion, ants can still achieve impressive feats when they team up. For starters, they’re experts at avoiding traffic jams – a skill we humans could certainly benefit from – and individuals know when to quit to help make their team efforts more successful.   Now, researchers have filmed fire […]