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Russian, NASA Astronauts ‘Fight It Out’ At International Space Station; US Crew Says Wanted To 'Poke Holes' In His Logic

Russian, NASA Astronauts ‘Fight It Out’ At International Space Station; US Crew Says Wanted To ‘Poke Holes’ In His Logic

The repercussions of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine appear to be extending into space as well, with a NASA astronaut revealing rising tensions with Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei who returned to Earth from ISS has revealed that tensions between Russian cosmonauts and US astronauts have grown onboard …

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Acid Oceans Could Drastically Cut Down One of The World's Biggest Oxygen Producers

Acid Oceans Could Drastically Cut Down One of The World’s Biggest Oxygen Producers

The tiny floating organisms that supply our world with as much as a fifth of its oxygen will be in dire straights as our oceans acidify, new research suggests. The creatures, called diatoms, will be deprived of the silica building blocks they need to construct their protective shells, which come in all sorts of dazzling …

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Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft returns to Earth, wrapping up critical test mission

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft returns to Earth, wrapping up critical test mission

After spending a little less than a week at the space station, Boeing’s new passenger spacecraft, the CST-100 Starliner, returned to Earth this afternoon, landing intact with the help of parachutes and airbags in the New Mexico desert. The successful touchdown brings an end to a crucial test flight for Starliner, one that showcased the …

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This illustration depicts, from left, plesiosaurus, stegosaurus, diplodocus, allosaurus and calypte (modern hummingbird), with red hues indicating warm-bloodedness and blue hues for cold-bloodedness.

Did dinosaur blood run warm or cold? Long-standing question may finally have an answer

This illustration depicts, from left, plesiosaurus, stegosaurus, diplodocus, allosaurus and calypte (modern hummingbird), with red hues indicating warm-bloodedness and blue hues for cold-bloodedness. (J. Wiemann) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes ATLANTA — Fearsome predators like T. rex and towering, telescope-necked dinosaurs, such as brachiosaurus, were warm-blooded creatures in the same way birds and mammals are, …

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Upcoming meteor shower could become a major ‘meteor storm’ or fizzle out

The month of May could come to an end with a spectacular sky show — or a dud. That’s what astronomy experts are saying about a fairly new meteor shower known as Tau Herculids, which is expected to be visible during the late-night hours on Monday, May 30, into the early-morning hours on Tuesday, May …

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Boom or bust? How a ‘meteor storm’ is possible next Monday night.

Boom or bust? How a ‘meteor storm’ is possible next Monday night.

Placeholder while article actions load Astronomers are reporting that there’s a chance that a “meteor storm” could occur next Monday night. It probably won’t happen, but if it does, the display could be absolutely otherworldly. The forthcoming Tau Herculid meteor shower ordinarily results in just a trickle of shooting stars between mid-May and mid-June, but …

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