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Long before dinosaurs, a giant steroid crash caused an ancient ice age

This is an illustration of the giant asteroid collision in outer space that produced the dust that led to an ice age on earth. Credit: (c) Don Davis, Southwest Research Institute About 466 million years ago, well before the age of the dinosaurs, the earth froze. The seas began to ice at the Earth's poles, and the new temperature range …

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Here's a way to increase your knowledge of space travel, astronauts, rockets – and even the history of NASA's logo.

Ready to escape? Time travel and teleportation are not alternatives (yet). Meanwhile, reading is probably the best option – and reading about space is even better. NASA may not come to mind when you think about which book to read next, but the space agency offers dozens of free ebooks on space, science, aviation and the history of exploration. If …

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Where are black holes leading?

So there you are, about to jump into a black hole . What can possibly wait for you – against all odds – to somehow survive? Where would you end up and what strange stories would you be able to re-establish if you managed to squeeze back? The simple answer to all these questions is, as Professor Richard Massey explains, …

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Orbital Gateway that brings all the comets to our yard

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin <div _ngcontent-c15 = "" innerhtml = " Comed ISON nine days before its closest approach to the sun. NASA / MSFC / Aaron Kingery In the outer solar system, between Jupiter and Neptune's orbits, there is a group of small bodies known as the centaurs, just as the mythical centaurs are …

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We've Got New Photos Of That Weird Substance China Found On The Moon

China's Yutu-2 lunar lander just sent back new images of a strange substance found near a small crater on the far side of the Moon. Last month, the team behind the lunar rover claimed it had found a " colored mysterious substance "as described in the rover's diary, which claimed that the material's" shape and color is significantly different from …

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Mystery of Neanderthal eradication may have resolved as researchers blame on common childhood illness

Neanderthal dehydration is shrouded in mystery, but a team of scientists now believe it was due to a common childhood disease. Experts have suggested that complications from simple ear infections could have killed the old species, including respiratory tract infections. , hearing loss and pneumonia. 3 Neanderthals lived from about 400,000 to about 40,000 years ago Credit: Alamy Today, ear …

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Putting boots on the moon 2024 is a tall order, says NASA

If you are skeptical that NASA can put boots on the moon until 2024 you are not alone. During a hearing from the United States House of Representatives Space Science & # 39; Science, Space and Technology Committee on Wednesday (September 18), several representatives expressed concern over the agency's progress toward the ambitious lunar landing goal of 2024. And one …

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NASA takes a photo of Earth-sized black "spot" on Jupiter

NASA has taken amazing images of Jupiter imaged with an earth-sized black spot on the surface. It is actually a huge shadow from an eclipse caused by Jupiter's moon Io passing in front of the sun. was taken by NASA's Juno probe, which has been circulating Jupiter since 2016. Juno captured the eclipse on September 12 during a flight of …

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