Metal asteroid Psyche was estimated to be worth $10,000 quadrillion. But a new study suggests it’s less metallic and more porous than thought. Scientists are calling it a “rubble pile.”
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NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back the first new closeup images of Jupiter’s largest moon Ganymede in over 20 years. They show the moon’s craters, light and dark patches and tectonic faults in beautiful detail. See them here!
China is getting ready to launch 3 astronauts to the Tiangong space station as part of a mission called Shenzhou 12. Thereâs been no mention of an official launch date, but it was initially rumored for June 10, 2021, and now appears to be slated for June 17.
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For decades, the exploration of our solar system left one neighboring planet largely unexplored. These missions to Venus mean things are about to change.
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A new experiment aboard the ISS is studying tardigrades – aka water bears – to better understand how they tolerate extreme environments, including the one astronauts experience in space.
An astronomer combined 2 decades worth of X-ray data with radio observations, creating an extraordinary image of the Milky Way center.
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