'Trillion-Dollar Asteroid' Zooms by Earth as Scientists Watch (Video)
Asteroid 2011 UW158
July 28th, 2015
An asteroid packed with about $5 trillion worth of platinum zoomed past Earth on Sunday (July 19). Asteroid 2011 UW158 missed Earth by about 1.5 million miles (2.4 million kilometers), researchers said.
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Deadly SpaceShipTwo Crash Caused by Co-Pilot Error: NTSB
The twin tail booms on Virgin Galactic's first SpaceShipTwo are seen swiveling into their feathered position in this image from a tail-mounted camera taken just before the spacecraft broke apart, killing the co-pilot and injuring the pilot, during an Oct.
July 28th, 2015
The fatal breakup and crash of Virgin Galactic's first SpaceShipTwo space plane last year was caused by a co-pilot error, as well as the failure of the spacecraft's builders to anticipate such a catastrophic mistake, federal safety investigators say.
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Neil Armstrong Spacesuit Funded, Smithsonian Takes Next 'Giant Leap' on Kickstarter
Smithsonian's 'Reboot the Suit' Kickstarter
July 28th, 2015
The Smithsonian's Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to conserve, digitize, and display astronaut Neil Armstrong's Apollo spacesuit rocketed to success and is now reaching to "reboot" Alan Shepard's Freedom 7 suit and other historic space artifacts.
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Ancient Huts May Reveal Clues to Earth's Magnetic Pole Reversals
Grain Bins in Southern Africa
July 28th, 2015
The fiery demise of ancient huts in southern Africa 1,000 years ago left clues to understanding a bizarre weak spot in the Earth's magnetic field — and the role it plays in the magnetic poles' periodic reversals.
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