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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Takes Stunning Photo of Asteroid Bennu From Just 0.4 Miles Away

NASA’s asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which is currently in position around the tiny, near-Earth asteroid 101955 Bennu, has transmitted its closest shot of the asteroid’s surface yet.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Pepsi Considered Defending Gamers With A Billboard In Space

Imagine looking into the calm night sky and, in the foreground of a galaxy of shimmering stars, seeing a confrontational space advertisement demanding justice for gamers. Last weekend, the website Futurism reported that PepsiCo recently considered launching an “orbital billboard” in space to promote its campaign… Read more…

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Earth’s Low Orbit Needs Legal Protection Before It Becomes a Cosmic Junkyard

The area immediately above our planet where most of our satellites live might seem like an inexhaustible place, but it’s not. Low Earth orbit is quickly filling up with all sorts of junk, and the potential for a disaster has never been greater. Here’s how laws and international treaties can help—and why we need to…Read […]

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Trump’s Space Force Isn’t the Only Military Space Program: Here’s What China and Russia Are Up To

The United States may or may not be getting a Space Force, but while President Trump is all-in on the creation of a new branch of the U.S. Military—and blowing up the military bureaucracy—it’s worth keeping in mind other countries have their military space programs. A recent DIA report shines a light on how the […]

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How to Livestream the Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight

The summer’s best media shower happens tonight. If you’ve been gearing up for the big event only to discover that the weather near you isn’t ideal for sky watching tonight, the online observatory Slooh has you covered with a webcast where they’ll be live-streaming the main event.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Here’s What Earth’s Shadow Actually Looks Like

The 21st century’s longest lunar eclipse has passed, eclipse doomsday fever has subsided, and all that’s left are the memories and pictures, which you can find everywhere online. But one image really stood out to us—not because of the way the Moon looked, but because of how it made the Earth look.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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