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A NASA spacecraft just landed on an asteroid to suck up rocky dust to bring back to Earth. Here's how the mission works.

Summary List Placement NASA just landed a spacecraft on an asteroid. If everything went as planned, the probe also sucked up a sample of dust and rock from the surface. From 200 million miles away, NASA and its engineering partner, Lockheed Martin, instructed the Osiris-Rex spacecraft to descend to the surface of a space rock... go to Article >

NASA's Perseverance rover already beamed back its first photos from the surface of Mars

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Summary List PlacementNASA's freshly landed Perseverance rover has beamed back its first images from the surface of Mars. The SUV-sized robot plunged through the Martian atmosphere at supersonic speeds on Thursday, tucked inside a protective... read more

NASA's Perseverance rover has beamed back the first-ever photo of a Mars landing

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Summary List PlacementNASA has released the first photo ever taken during a Mars landing. The image, above, shows the Perseverance rover hanging below the jetpack that lowered it to the planet's surface on Thursday. A camera on the bottom of... read more

3 spacecraft are set to reach Mars next month, from NASA, China, and the UAE. Here's what they aim to learn.

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Summary List PlacementAfter six months of careening through space, three sets of robots finally have Mars in their sights. The missions — from NASA, China, and the United Arab Emirates —  are set to reach the red planet next month, either... read more

Into the Waters with Us: Five Reasons Jesus Was Baptized

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ABSTRACT: At the beginning of Jesus’s public ministry, he walked into the Jordan River to be baptized by John. But why would the sinless Son participate in a baptism of repentance? This surprising start to Jesus’s ministry carries at least five... read more

32 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read if they want to get smarter about business, philosophy, and science

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Summary List PlacementMicrosoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates is an incredibly busy man, but he always makes time to read.  "Reading books is my favorite way to learn about a new topic," he wrote on his blog. "I've been reading about... read more

Unprecedented new video shows NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft landing on an asteroid and sucking up dust

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Summary List PlacementNASA landed a spacecraft on an asteroid 200 million miles away on Tuesday. New footage shows its tricky six seconds of contact and the flurry of alien rock that the probe sent flying in order to sucked up a sample. The... read more

NASA's asteroid-blasting spacecraft has stored over 2 pounds of alien dust and rock to bring back to Earth

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Summary List Placement NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft successfully scooped up rocky space dust from the asteroid Bennu on Friday. But in a sense, it completed its task too well: Scientists quickly realized that the spacecraft's sample-collecting... read more

The Orionids meteor shower peaks this week. Here's how to see shooting stars from the dust of Halley's Comet.

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Summary List Placement The Orionids meteor shower is peaking this week, bringing about 15 to 20 shooting stars per hour. The meteors barrel into Earth's atmosphere with unusual speed, traveling roughly 41 miles per second — about 148,000 mph.... read more

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is about to suck up asteroid rubble for the first time. Watch the risky maneuver live.

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Summary List PlacementFor the first time ever, a NASA spacecraft is about to try to gather up an asteroid's dusty rock.  The $1 billion OSIRIS-REx spacecraft — short for the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification,... read more

NASA is rushing to hold onto its first sample of asteroid dust before too much leaks into space: 'Time is of the essence'

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Summary List Placement NASA's Osiris-Rex mission successfully scooped up a sample of fine dust and grit from an asteroid called Bennu on Tuesday. It was the first time NASA had ever gathered a sample from an asteroid. But the spacecraft's... read more