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NASA Is Just Hours Away From First-Ever Sampling Of Asteroid’s Surface – Forbes

NASA’s record-breaking OSIRIS-REx mission goes in for the space agency’s first-attempted asteroid surface sample on Tuesday. If successful, a sample from astero…

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This mosaic image of asteroid Bennu is composed of 12 PolyCam images collected on Dec. 2, 2018 by …

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Ultimate absentee ballot: US astronaut votes from space station – Yahoo News Australia

At least she didn’t have to wait in line.

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At least she didn’t have to wait in line.
A US astronaut cast her ballot from the International Space Station on Thursday, making her voice heard in the presidential election despite being 253 miles (408 kilometers) above the Earth.
“From the International Space Station: I voted today,” crew member Kate Rubins, who began a six-month stint aboard the orbiting station last week, said on US space agency NASA’s Twitter account.
The post featured a photograph of Rubins, her blonde hair floating in the…

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Stunning Images Show NASA’s Attempt at Scooping Samples From an Asteroid – Gizmodo Australia

Images captured by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx show the spacecraft’s sample head touching the surface of asteroid Bennu, which then became enveloped in a cloudy burst of…

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Images captured by NASAs OSIRIS-REx show the spacecrafts sample head touching the surface of asteroid Bennu, which then became enveloped in a cloudy burst of dust and rock. The team now has to figure out how much surface material was collected, if any, but these images are being taken as a very positive sign.
On Tuesday, OSIRIS-REx made contact with Bennu, an 548.64 m-wide asteroid located 321 million kilometres from Earth, marking NASAs first attempt at collecting an asteroid sample. Preliminary…

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The latest weapon in the fight against climate change? This heat-bouncing paint – Digital Trends

Forget air conditioning. This white paint can cool buildings — and most anything else — below ambient temperature just by being applied to its surface.

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Most people are familiar with the idea that painting the roof of a building white can help cool it down by reflecting sunlight. But just how much temperature reduction is possible depends on the type of paint used. Since the 1970s, radiative cooling paints have been used to enhance this effect. However, no paints have been able to cool below the ambient temperature. Perhaps up until now, that is.
Engineers at Purdue University have developed a new formulation for white paint thats able to reduce…

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