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Expedition 60 crew launches to space station on Apollo 11 anniversary

Expedition 60 crew launches to space station on Apollo 11 anniversary

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, two astronauts and a cosmonaut launched to the International Space Station. The multinational crew making up Expedition 60 is NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov. Expedition 60 is the space station mission that began June 24…MORE

Floating food: The history of eating in space

Floating food: The history of eating in space

Most people’s experience with space food is limited to the vacuum packed slabs of freeze-dried Neapolitan ice cream sold in science gift shops. In fact, that “space ice cream” never made its way into space. NASA deemed it too crumbly, a problem to think about when developing food to eat in space as rogue crumbs…MORE

Back off! ✋ We’ll use our emojis however we want

Back off! ✋ We’ll use our emojis however we want

There are more than 3,000 emojis, and there’s no one way to use these little digital icons. You see, emoji isn’t a language. And Unicode Consortium, the organization that globally standardizes every character no matter the platform, isn’t trying to make it one. So today, on World Emoji Day, tell those emoji elitists to back…MORE

Rapper Unknown T has been charged with murder

Rapper Unknown T has been charged with murder

UK-based rapper Unknown T has been charged with murder and violent disorder, according to the Metropolitan Police. The 19-year-old, whose real name is Daniel Lena, has been charged along with Ramani Boreland for the murder of Steven Narvaez-Jara. Mohammed Musse, while not charged with murder, has been charged with violent disorder. Lena is best known…MORE

Apollo 11 lunar samples were searched for signs of life

Apollo 11 lunar samples were searched for signs of life

When the Apollo 11 astronauts returned to Earth after their historic moon landing, they brought back lunar samples for scientists to study. In light of the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, which occurs Saturday, NASA has released rare footage of those scientists checking the samples for signs of life. The previously unreleased 16-mm…MORE

Red giant stars create new way to measure how quickly the universe is expanding

Red giant stars create new way to measure how quickly the universe is expanding

The universe is expanding, but the rate of that expansion is proving to be elusive. A new measurement of the universe’s expansion rate falls between two previously established rates, leading to more questions than answers. About a century ago, Carnegie Institute of Science astronomer Edwin Hubble made the discovery that the universe had continued to…MORE

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