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Neil deGrasse Tyson warns asteroid could hit Earth day before election – New York Post

That’s one way to rock the vote. An asteroid with a diameter the size of a refrigerator could strike the Earth the day before the November election, according t…

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That’s one way to rock the vote.
An asteroid with a diameter the size of a refrigerator could strike the Earth the day before the November election, according to celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson — but it’s not large enough to do any serious damage.
The famed astrophysicist said the space rock, known as 2018VP1, is hurtling towards Earth at a speed of 25,000 miles per hour and may clip the planet on Nov. 2.
“It may buzz-cut Earth on Nov. 2, the day before the Presidential Election,” he …

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The diabolical ironclad beetle is practically indestructible. Now scientists know why – CNET

Drive over the beetle in your car and it won’t even break a sweat. How does it do it?

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You can accidentally stomp on the diabolical ironclad beetle and it won’t even flinch. Go one further — drive over it in your car — and that won’t cause the critter any trouble at all, either. Its exoskeleton is one of the toughest in the animal kingdom. And scientists now believe they know why.
In a study, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, researchers have unraveled the secrets of the diabolical ironclad beetle’s astounding crush-resistance and demonstrate how new…

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NASA has ‘exciting new’ moon announcement: How to listen and what it could be – CNET

On Monday, the space agency will unveil a discovery that contributes to its moon and deep-space aspirations.

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A brilliant full moon rises at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 2017.
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Buckle up for “an exciting new discovery about the moon.” NASA teased an upcoming teleconference to share new science results from its Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (Sofia), an airplane equipped with a telescope.
“This new discovery contributes to NASA’s efforts to learn about the moon in support of deep space exploration,” the agency said in a statement on Wednesday. 
The news is…

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NASA just landed on asteroid Bennu. What you need to know about the mission – CNET

NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft attempted to swipe space souvenirs from Bennu Tuesday to bring home to Earth. Soon we’ll know how successful it was.

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Artist’s conception of NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft collecting a sample from the asteroid Bennu.
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Editors’ note: Osiris-Rex has touched down on Bennu. Our coverage of the event is here. Our answers to all your questions about the mission are below.
NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft briefly touched down on a large asteroid Tuesday to swipe some rocks and dust from its surface to be returned to Earth for study, and on Wednesday, NASA revealed the first batch of images….

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