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NASA’s Lucy mission struggles with solar array issue after launching to space
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NASA’s Lucy mission struggles with solar array issue after launching to space

The first NASA mission that will fly by eight ancient asteroids launched early Saturday morning, but not everything went according to plan once the Lucy spacecraft reached space. After Lucy successfully separated from the rocket, it deployed both solar arrays. However, NASA only received confirmation that one of the solar arrays fully unfurled and latched.…MORE

A new Delta descendant is rising in the UK. Here’s what to know
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A new Delta descendant is rising in the UK. Here’s what to know

British and international authorities are closely monitoring a subtype of the Delta variant that is causing a growing number of infections in the United Kingdom. This descendant of the Delta variant, known as AY.4.2, accounted for an estimated 6% of cases in the week of September 27 — the last week with complete sequencing data — and…MORE

The world is banking on giant carbon-sucking fans to clean our climate mess. It’s a big risk.
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The world is banking on giant carbon-sucking fans to clean our climate mess. It’s a big risk.

The windswept valleys surrounding the Hengill volcano in southwestern Iceland are dotted with hot springs and steam vents. Hikers from all over the world come here to witness its breath-taking scenery. Even the sheep are photogenic in the soft Nordic light. Right in the middle of all that natural beauty sits a towering metal structure…MORE

A ray gun-like device helps scientists see plants in a different light
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A ray gun-like device helps scientists see plants in a different light

Scientists are aiming little ray gun-like devices, called leaf clips, at plants in an attempt to better understand biodiversity as environments respond to the climate crisis. Not unlike the tricorder used to perform environment scans in “Star Trek,” the nifty gadget is a type of spectroradiometer that helps record how plant leaves reflect light differently…MORE

‘CITGO 6’ oil execs held in Venezuela were picked up by country’s forces hours after Alex Saab’s extradition to US
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‘CITGO 6’ oil execs held in Venezuela were picked up by country’s forces hours after Alex Saab’s extradition to US

Five United States citizens and a permanent resident who were serving house arrest in Caracas, Venezuela, were picked up by the country’s intelligence service SEBIN on Saturday, just hours after the extradition of Alex Saab, a Colombian financier close to embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the families of two of the detainees and one of…MORE

Russian crew wraps trailblazing movie in space, safely returns to Earth
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Russian crew wraps trailblazing movie in space, safely returns to Earth

After filming the first movie in space, Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy have safely returned home. After saying farewell to the rest of the astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station and closing the hatch at 4:41 p.m. ET on October 16, their Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft undocked from…MORE

NASA’s Lucy mission is ready to launch and explore never-before-seen asteroids

NASA’s Lucy mission is ready to launch and explore never-before-seen asteroids

The first NASA mission to fly by a total of eight ancient asteroids is ready for launch. Weather conditions will be 90% favorable on the morning of October 16, when the Lucy mission is set to leave Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 5:34 a.m. ET. If it doesn’t launch at that time, the window…MORE

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