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Perseids meteor shower captured in stunning photos from around the world – CBS News

The best meteor shower of the year didn’t disappoint.

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The best meteor shower of the year brought with it stunning fireballs and bright trails of dust that illuminated the night sky this week. Millions of people around the world marveled as the Perseids meteor shower peaked Tuesday and Wednesday — a spectacular conclusion to a summer filled with cosmic phenomena that included a once-in-a-lifetime comet. 
The annual meteor shower is popular for bringing up to 100 meteors per hour, bright tails of color and explosive fireballs. The stunning meteors a…

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The BepiColombo Probe Just Took a Ridiculously Close Video of Venus as It Flew By – ScienceAlert

Two years after it left Earth, Mercury probe BepiColombo has completed the first of its first flybys of Venus. The manoeuvre is designed to give the spacecraft…

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Two years after it left Earth, Mercury probe BepiColombo has completed the first of its first flybys of Venus. The manoeuvre is designed to give the spacecraft a boost on its journey – but it’s also too good an opportunity to pass up for a little science.
As it swung around the planet on a curved trajectory, BepiColombo gave its instruments a workout, testing their functionality for a taste of what the spacecraft will do in Mercury orbit and collecting some data on Venus  recently in the news for…

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Asteroid samples escaping from jammed NASA spacecraft – Fox News

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A NASAspacecraft is stuffed with so much asteroid rubble from this week’s grab that it’s jammed open and precious particles are drifting away in space, scientists said Friday.
Scientists announced the news three days after the spacecraft named Osiris-Rex briefly touched asteroid Bennu, NASA’s first attempt at such a mission.
The mission’s lead scientist, Dante Lauretta of the University of Arizona, said Tuesday’s operation 200 million miles away collected far more material than…

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NASA astronaut Kate Rubins casts 2020 vote from space – New York Post

To infinity and the polls. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins cast her vote in the 2020 elections from space. Rubins voted via a secure electronic voting booth abroad the…

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To infinity and the polls.
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins cast her vote in the 2020 elections from space.
Rubins voted via a secure electronic voting booth abroad the International Space Station and she posted a happy photo to Twitter this week after performing her civic duty.
In 1997 Texas passed a law allowing astronauts to vote during “spaceflight.” Many US astronauts are registered to vote in the Lone Star State, which is home to the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Rubins began a six-month stay…

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