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How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower Rain Over Us This Summer

Celestial events are often momentary, which is why the most determined stargazers will stay up at odd hours and even venture out into uncomfortable conditions to catch a glimpse of the ephemeral wonders. But every summer, the Perseid meteor shower darts across the evening sky for more than a month, leaving even the…Read more… Continue […]

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This Vixen 21 TD Is A Sports Car Wearing The Body Of An RV And It’s For Sale

RVs often come with unimaginative designs that make them look like a brick rolling down a highway. This weird RV for sale on Facebook Marketplace was built to a different strategy in mind. The Vixen 21 TD is a streamlined home away from home that you can park in your garage.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Wayward Chinese Rocket Lands In Indian Ocean Near Maldives

All eyes have been on China’s Long March 5B (pictured above) as it tumbled back near Earth’s atmosphere. No one knew exactly when nor where it would land—there was always a chance it could land in a populated area—but everyone can rest easy. China’s largest rocket has landed in the Indian Ocean near the Maldives […]

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How NASA’s Perseverance Landed On Mars: An Aerospace Engineer Breaks It Down In Fascinating Detail

The world rightfully gawked at the engineering prowess of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as it successfully landed the car-sized rover named Perseverance on the surface of Mars. You might think that I, an engineer with experience working on a deep space mission, would be less impressed than most. But trust me: The…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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