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‘Crypto is the future currency of earth, but don’t risk life savings’: Elon Musk sounds caution on crypto

Tesla’s Elon Musk has sounded a note of caution for investors looking to gain from the boom in the prices of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin and others. Elon Musk said that while he believes that crypto could be the default future currency of the earth, nonetheless, people shouldn’t invest their life savings into […]

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Out of control Chinese rocket debris expected to crash into Earth around May 8

A large Chinese rocket that is out of control and set to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere this weekend has brought about an alarming but not unprecedented situation. The Chinese Long March 5B rocket is expected to enter Earth’s atmosphere “around May 8,” according to a statement from Defense Department spokesperson Mike Howard, who said the US […]

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Tianhe Module: China launches living quarters for new permanent space station orbiting Earth

China has launched a module of a new permanent space station, the latest in Beijing’s increasingly ambitious space programme. The Tianhe Core module contains living quarters for crew members. It was launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre on a Long March-5B rocket. China hopes to have the new station operational by 2022. The only […]

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China proposes ambitious plan to defend Earth from asteroids heading towards Earth

China has proposed to build a defence system against near-Earth asteroids, a senior space agency official said, as the country steps up its longer-term space ambitions. Zhang Kejian, head of the China National Space Administration, did not provide further detail in his opening remarks at a ceremony for China’s space day in the eastern city […]

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NASA helicopter makes third flight on Mars, travels 50 meters at top speed

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has completed its third flight on Mars, flying “faster and farther” than it did in any test flights on Earth. The United States space agency in a statement on Sunday said the helicopter travelled 50 metres at a top speed of two metres per second. It was Ingenuity’s third flight since it […]

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Every year 5,200 tonnes of extra-terrestrial dust falls on the Earth

Every year at least 5,000 tonnes of extra-terrestrial dust falls on the Earth, scientists have determined. Our home planet encounters dust from comets and asteroids. These interplanetary dust particles pass through our atmosphere and give rise to shooting stars. Some of them reach the ground in the form of micrometeorites. An international programme conducted for […]

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Scientists find the mystery behind ‘spiders’ sprawling across the Martian surface

A new study explains the mystery behind ‘spiders from Mars.’ These spiders, which appear as dark blobs surrounded by worm-like disturbances, have always been a mystery to the scientists they are not found on Earth. Researchers from Trinity College in Dublin explained in a new study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, that the spiders […]

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Curiosity Rover captures Earth-like clouds drifting above Martian surface

NASA’s Curiosity Rover that landed on the Red Planet in August 2012 had one key mission – determine if Mars ever was, or is, habitable to microbial life. The Curiosity Rover, which is about the size of a MINI Cooper car was equipped with 17 cameras and a robotic arm and also includes a host […]

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Effort to clean up space junk and debris in Earth’s lower orbit begins

The space between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space is littered with space junk. To clean this up ELSA-d or End-of-Life Services by Astroscale has reached orbit and is ready to deep clean it like the most efficient and largest vacuum cleaner of the world. Launched on Monday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the satellite […]

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ISS just dumped old batteries weighing 2.9 ton into space and it’s heading to Earth

The International Space Station detached 2.9-ton pallet of 48 nickel-hydrogen batteries and it’s heading to Earth now. The array of discarded batteries was attached to a robotic arm that released it 265 miles above Earth’s surface and will spend around two to four years in the lower planet orbit before burning up in our atmosphere. […]

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Asteroid the size of Golden Gate Bridge to fly by Earth on March 21

An asteroid the size equivalent to the Golden Gate Bridge will fly by Earth on March 21, NASA said. The US space agency said it will allow astronomers to get a rare close look at an asteroid from 1.25 million miles. The asteroid, 2001 FO32, is estimated to be about 3,000 feet in diameter and […]

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China and Russia will jointly build a lunar space station

China and Russia will jointly build a lunar space station. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency signed an agreement with China’s National Space Administration to develop research facilities on the surface of the moon, in orbit or both. A joint statement from both countries’ space agencies said it will be available for use by other nations. […]