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Pre-Star Wars Day Lego deal: 20% off the Emperor’s Throne Room

Submit on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 22:11

Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side again and Save 20% on the Lego Emperor’s Throne Room Diorama ahead of Star Wars Day, May 4.

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Private moon mission to carry NASA electric moon dust shield in 2024

Submit on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 22:11

NASA is sending a technology demonstrator to the moon on the upcoming private Firefly Blue Ghost Mission 1 in order to test how to repel and remove lunar dust using electricity.

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Citizen scientists spot more than 1,000 new asteroids in old Hubble Telescope photos

Submit on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 21:11

Citizen scientists poring over old Hubble Telescope photos discovered a thousand previously unknown asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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Giant gamma-ray flare from ‘recently deceased’ magnetar lights up Cigar Galaxy

Submit on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 20:11

Astronomers have discovered a flare erupting from a highly magnetic “dead star” outside the solar system for the first time. The magnetar flare lit up the entire Cigar Galaxy in gamma rays.

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Earth got hammered by cosmic rays 41,000 years ago due to a weak magnetic field

Submit on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 19:11

Earth’s magnetic shield weakened around 41,000 years ago, resulting in increased bombardment of our atmosphere by energetic charged particles called cosmic rays.

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Mirrors in space could boost solar power production on Earth. Here’s how.

Submit on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 17:11

Reflect Orbital plans to launch a constellation of orbiting mirrors to beam sunlight to solar power plants on Earth after dark.

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NASA ends CloudSat Earth-observing mission after 18 years

Submit on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 04:11

NASA’s pioneering CloudSat weather and climate mission has come to an end after nearly 18 productive years in Earth orbit.

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Birthplace of weird Earth ‘quasi-moon’ Kamo’oalewa found

Submit on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 03:12

Scientists turned into cosmic crime scene investigators to reconstruct the impact that sent Earth’s “quasi-moon” Kamo’oalewa rocketing from the lunar surface millions of years ago.

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