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Amazing ‘space telescope image’ was actually a slice of chorizo

Space may be closer than we think — perhaps even sitting on a charcuterie board. A French scientist has had to apologize for his spicy space prank after he tweeted a picture of a slice of chorizo, claiming it was a distant star captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. Étienne Klein — a physicist …

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Massive 1200-feet wide asteroid is coming for the Earth, warns NASA

According to NASA, a massive 1,200 feet-wide asteroid, which was discovered recently, is zooming towards the Earth at a very high speed. The asteroid is expected to make its closest approach tomorrow. Know the danger. Last week, Earth had two close encounters with large asteroids. The first asteroid was 400-feet wide whereas the second was …

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Chinese rocket debris crashes into Earth’s atmosphere

A Chinese rocket booster that helped launch part of a space station into orbit plummeted to Earth Saturday over Southeast Asia, US Space Command confirmed. Officials believe the 25-ton debris re-entered over the Indian Ocean at around 10:45 am MDT. Witnesses in Malaysia reported seeing bright objects in the sky that resembled meteors but said …

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Earth narrowly escapes the wrath of a dangerous 600-feet wide asteroid, but another headed for us, says NASA

A gigantic asteroid was zooming towards the Earth, according to NASA. This dangerous asteroid has just flown past our Earth, missing it narrowly. The Earth just got lucky! By a very small margin though. After 2016 CZ31, which flew past the Earth on July 29, the Earth escaped another asteroid strike today. At 600-feet, an …

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NASA Delayed the Psyche Launch. Here’s Why That’s a Big Deal

NASA and the Psyche team declined interview requests until an independent review of the mission delay has been completed. Agency officials will make a decision about next steps based on that review in the coming months, said Lori Glaze, head of NASA’s planetary science division, at last month’s press conference. But WIRED spoke with other …

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