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NASA’s Crash Into an Asteroid May Have Altered Its Shape

A new study using simulations suggests the impact in 2022 transformed the space rock into an M&M-like flat-top oval.

Odysseus Sends Moon Landing Photos Home With Time Running Out

The privately built American spacecraft’s ability to send home images and other data has been limited by its sideways landing.…

Moon Lander Is Lying on Its Side but Still Functional, Officials Say

The Odysseus spacecraft was drifting horizontally as it set down, and a landing strut may have hit an obstacle on…

A U.S.-Built Spacecraft Lands on the Moon for the First Time Since 1972

For the first time in a half-century, an American-built spacecraft has landed on the moon. The robotic lander was the…

Dirty Ice May Be Ugly, but It Has One Advantage

Freezing water with salt or other impurities yields ice that is easier to loosen from a surface, according to a…

U.S. Moon Landing: How to Watch and What to Know

If all goes as planned, Odysseus, a private spacecraft, will touch down on the lunar surface on Thursday. It will…

Duke Shuts Down Huge Plant Collection, Causing Scientific Uproar

University officials say they cannot afford to maintain one of the largest herbariums in the United States. Researchers are urging…

Jeff Bezos’s Big Rocket Moves Into View and Closer to Launch

Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket rolled to the launchpad for a series of tests in preparation for its flight debut…

These Whales Still Use Their Vocal Cords. But How?

Unusual experiments on organs recovered from three carcasses suggest how baleen whales call out at sea.

A Voracious Black Hole at the Dawn of Time?

Scientists debate whether this object is the brightest in the visible universe, as a new study suggests.

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