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NASA, European Space Agency to collaborate on Artemis Gateway lunar outpost

NASA, European Space Agency to collaborate on Artemis Gateway lunar outpost

It’s another step in humankind’s return to the moon, and eventually on to Mars. As NASA seeks to return humans to the lunar surface through its Artemis program, the space agency is adding international partnerships to facilitate sustainable exploration of the moon — while demonstrating that a human mission to Mars is possible in the…MORE

‘Fireball’ meteorite that fell to Earth in 2018 reveals its secrets

‘Fireball’ meteorite that fell to Earth in 2018 reveals its secrets

A 12-million-year-old meteorite that fell to Earth in January 2018 is covered in more than 2,600 organic compounds, according to new research. Meteorites such as this one likely acted as messengers early in Earth’s history, delivering the building blocks of life, the researchers said. A fireball meteor was seen streaking across the sky over the…MORE

NASA spacecraft will stow asteroid sample to stop it from leaking into space

NASA spacecraft will stow asteroid sample to stop it from leaking into space

A week after collecting a sample from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will stow the sample to protect it from leaking into space on Tuesday. The mission team received images sent by the spacecraft last Thursday that revealed the sample collection head was full of surface material — so much so that a…MORE

NASA mission finds water on the sunlit surface of the moon

NASA mission finds water on the sunlit surface of the moon

There may be more water on the moon than previously believed, including on its sunlit surface. This water could be used as a resource during upcoming missions — like NASA’s return of humans to the lunar surface through the Artemis program. The two studies published in the journal Nature Astronomy, and researchers shared their findings…MORE

Asteroid Bennu has been hanging out with Earth for over a million years

Asteroid Bennu has been hanging out with Earth for over a million years

The near-Earth asteroid Bennu has been keeping our planet company for a long time. Bennu, new research suggests, has been in an orbit that brings it near to Earth for 1.75 million years. The study published Monday in the journal Nature. If this asteroid sounds familiar, it’s because the boulder-covered space rock was recently the…MORE

Pope Francis appoints America’s first Black cardinal, Wilton Gregory

Pope Francis appoints America’s first Black cardinal, Wilton Gregory

Last year, Wilton Gregory made history as Washington, DC’s first African-American archbishop. On Sunday, speaking following his Angelus prayer from St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, Pope Francis tapped Gregory to become America’s first Black cardinal. Archbishop Gregory is one of 13 to be elevated to the rank at a surprise consistory, or ceremony. In…MORE

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