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Judgment Day: Four asteroids to fly past Earth on Yom Kippur - NASA

Yom Kippur is traditionally when, according to Jewish belief, God signs our fates in the Book of Life, judging our actions and deciding who lives and who dies. Also, asteroids are flying past Earth.


What is a Rock Hyrax, and why do they sing? -study

Keeping to a beat is linked to reproductive success in male rock hyraxes according to Bar-Ilan University researchers.

What caused the holes in this prehistoric T-Rex's jawbone? - study

For years, scientists have been stumped as to what caused the golf ball-sized holes in the skull of one of the world's best-known dinosaur fossils.


New study may reveal how many meteors have hit the moon

When analyzing silicate glass formed on the Moon, researchers discovered craters where the substance was created by high-velocity meteorite impacts.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope

Can Elon Musk's SpaceX save NASA's Hubble Space Telescope?

The Hubble Space Telescope was once NASA's flagship space telescope, but its lifespan is limited as its orbit continues to decay. SpaceX may be able to save it.

NASA's Juno probe takes close picture of Jupiter's moon Europa

The image of Europa is especially significant because it is the first close-up picture in over 20 years of this Jovian moon, a cosmic object that has fascinated scientists for years.

Israeli researchers alter magnetic properties of minerals - study

The technique was developed by a team from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Liquid water may have just been discovered on Mars

New evidence suggests that there is liquid water beneath Mars' south polar ice cap, which is kept in a liquid state by geothermal heating.


Webb reveals a galaxy sparkling with the universe’s oldest star clusters

The Milky Way, our galaxy, has about 150 globular clusters. Their history is not yet well understood by astronomers, and measuring their age can be extremely difficult. 

NASA's Iron Dome? Israeli astronomer talks planetary defense

Polishook is an astronomer and planetary scientist at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science and is a noted expert in asteroids.

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