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The first space station crew to launch during a pandemic is coming home

The first space station crew to launch during a pandemic is coming home

After launching to the International Space Station on April 9, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner will return to Earth on Wednesday, October 21. The crew launched just weeks after the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 as a pandemic, making them the first crew to launch to space under…MORE

NASA mission successfully touched down on asteroid Bennu

NASA mission successfully touched down on asteroid Bennu

After orbiting the near-Earth asteroid Bennu for nearly two years, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully touched down and reached out its robotic arm to collect a sample from the asteroid’s surface on Tuesday. That sample will be returned to Earth in 2023. To achieve this historic first for NASA, a van-size spacecraft had to briefly touch…MORE

Orionid meteor shower peaks tonight

Orionid meteor shower peaks tonight

The Orionid meteor shower will peak in the early morning hours of October 21, sprinkling remnants of Halley’s Comet in Earth’s atmosphere to create a dazzling display. The moon’s faint waxing crescent phase will allow for optimal viewing. And if you can’t see the meteor shower on October 21, experts advise looking up during the…MORE

Asteroid Bennu is about to play ‘tag’ with a NASA spacecraft

Asteroid Bennu is about to play ‘tag’ with a NASA spacecraft

A NASA spacecraft will play a game of tag this week with a near-Earth asteroid. The mission will attempt the agency’s first sample collection from an asteroid that will be returned to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been orbiting the asteroid Bennu since late 2018. The mission — which stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource…MORE

When this creature faces deadly radiation, glowing is the only option

Deadly levels of radiation won’t stop this creature from shining bright. This newly discovered strain of tardigrade can protect itself from lethal levels of ultraviolet light through glowing, according to a recent study published in The Royal Society journal. The tardigrade found to have this trait is called the Paramacrobiotus BLR strain. It was first…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Wednesday’s Dirt

Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus are claiming to have seen UFOs.  Demi posted proof on Instagram of what she witnessed in Joshua Tree.  Miley says she was chased by aliens but admits she had just bought weed wax from a guy in a van in front of a taco shop so she says it ‘could…

Tuesday’s Dirt

Yesterday, a judge turned down R Kelly’s latest attempt at freedom.  The judge also denied his request to hold a hearing over the alleged attack where officers did nothing to help him.  The judge said the incident was ‘concerning’ but isolated. Sadly, Jeff Bridges says he’s been diagnosed with Lymphoma.  He said that he’s already…