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Scientists locate likely origin for the dinosaur-killing asteroid
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August 16, 2021
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Scientists locate likely origin for the dinosaur-killing asteroid
The asteroid credited with the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is likely to have originated from the outer half of the solar system’s main asteroid belt, according to new research by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).
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Arianespace will launch a new Earth observation satellite for Airbus Monday night (Aug. 16), along with four other tiny satellites and you can watch the liftoff live online.
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Spaceflight
Russian space officials try to blame NASA astronaut for Soyuz air leak in 2018 with baseless accusations: report
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NASA's head of human spaceflight says the agency stands behind its astronauts following claims that a U.S. crewmember at the International Space Station sabotaged a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in 2018, causing an air leak at the orbiting laboratory.
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A Malaysian satellite will settle into a graveyard orbit following a mysterious "anomaly" that struck it down in space.
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Science & Astronomy
Satellite photos show Dixie Fire's devastation to California town in before-and-after views
The ashes of a California town spotted from orbit Monday (Aug. 9) show the devastating impact of the ongoing Dixie wildfire in the United States west.
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Saturn's rings aren't just a beautiful adornment — scientists can use the feature to understand what's happening deep inside the planet.
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SpaceX
SpaceX's 1st private astronaut mission, Inspiration4, is just one month from launching into history
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In just one month, SpaceX will make history with Inspiration4 — the world's first all-civilian spaceflight — the mission's crew couldn't be more excited. 
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Search for Life
Two planes report 'bright green UFO' swooping through the clouds over Canada
Late on July 30, pilots of two separate aircrafts — one military and one commercial — reported seeing a mysterious green UFO vanish into the clouds over the Gulf of Saint Lawrence on the Atlantic coast of Canada, Vice News reported.
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Entertainment
Take a sneak peek at Disney's Space 220 restaurant at EPCOT ahead of its launch next month
Walt Disney World Resort has set mid-September for the highly-anticipated and long-awaited opening of Space 220, a new restaurant at Epcot set aboard a space station high above the planet.
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A 7-Eleven Slurpee has come closer to leaving the planet than any convenience store-dispensed drink has done before.
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