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(Reuters) – Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry will take space agency NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab after he sparked controversy by saying he did not believe humans had ever been to the Moon, comments he later called a joke. FILE PHOTO: Dec 5, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The history of corn, one of humankind’s indispensable staple crops, is far more complicated that previously known, according to scientists who conducted a comprehensive genetic and archeological analysis of its domestication. FILE PHOTO: Corn cobs and yellow corn are on display at a market in Mexico City, Mexico May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Henry
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MOJAVE, Calif. (Reuters) – A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping years of testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to breach Earth’s atmosphere since America’s shuttle program ended in 2011. Virgin Galactic’s manned space tourism rocket plane SpaceShipTwo lands at Mojave Air
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MOJAVE, Calif. (Reuters) – A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping off years of difficult testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to reach space since America’s shuttle program ended in 2011. Virgin Galactic’s carrier airplane WhiteKnightTwo carrying a
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This mosaic image of asteroid Bennu, composed of 12 PolyCam images collected on December 2, 2018 by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a range of 15 miles (24 km). NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Handout via REUTERS ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has discovered ingredients for water on a relatively nearby skyscraper-sized asteroid, a rocky acorn-shaped object
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A Long March-3B rocket carrying Chang’e 4 lunar probe takes off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province, China December 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Saturday launched a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon, marking another milestone in its ambitious space program, the official Xinhua
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BRISTOL, England (Reuters) – Gorillas at a zoo in England have demonstrated a distinctly human trait while attempting to solve a new puzzle game – cheating. The gorillas were presented with a wall-mounted device where the aim is to guide a peanut through a series of obstacles by poking a stick through various holes to
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(Reuters) – NASA’s deep space explorer Osiris-Rex flew on Monday to within a dozen miles of its destination, a skyscraper-sized asteroid believed to hold organic compounds fundamental to life as well as the potential to collide with Earth in about 150 years.  FILE PHOTO – NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft
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