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Why is a NASA spacecraft crashing into an asteroid? – Associated Press

Photo: This illustration made available by Johns Hopkins APL and NASA depicts NASA’s DART probe, foreground right, and Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube, bottom right, at the Didymos system before impact with the asteroid Dimorphos In the first-of-its kind, save-the-world experiment, NASA is about to clobber a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away. A

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Zombie cells central to the quest for active, vital old age – Associated Press

Photo: Richard Soller holds the medal he won in the 200 meter final at the National Senior Games In an unfinished part of his basement, 95-year-old Richard Soller zips around a makeshift track encircling boxes full of medals he’s won for track and field and long-distance running. Without a hint of breathlessness, he says: “I

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EXPLAINER: NASA tests new moon rocket, 50 years after Apollo – Associated Press

Years late and billions over budget, NASA’s new moon rocket makes its debut next week in a high-stakes test flight before astronauts get on top. The 322-foot (98-meter) rocket will attempt to send an empty crew capsule into a far-flung lunar orbit, 50 years after NASA’s famed Apollo moonshots. If all goes well, astronauts could

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New space telescope shows Jupiter’s auroras, tiny moons – Associated Press

The world’s newest and biggest space telescope is showing Jupiter as never before, auroras and all. Scientists released the shots Monday of the solar system’s biggest planet. The James Webb Space Telescope took the photos in July, capturing unprecedented views of Jupiter’s northern and southern lights, and swirling polar haze. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, a

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Eagles Take Ride of a Lifetime Aboard NASA’s Flying Observatory – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott

Photo: Dr. Noel Richardson and students Alexis Lane, Marina Beltran and Teagan Laws prepare for flight aboard NASA’s flying observatory. (Photo: Embry-Riddle) Students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently had the rare opportunity to travel aboard the world’s largest flying observatory, NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). They conducted hands-on research, glimpsed the aurora borealis and

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