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Dave Adalian

Lunar lander Odysseus alive and well but is on its side

The Intuitive Machines IM-1 lunar lander - nicknamed Odie - landed on the moon yesterday, February 22, 2024. On Friday evening, controllers said the lander is on its side.

Cicadas by the TRILLIONS emerging this spring!

Trillions of cicadas will emerge in the Eastern U.S. this spring. The song of the cicadas may be loud, but the insects are basically harmless.

Webb sees a cat’s tail in Beta Pictoris

Astronomers using the Webb space telescope discovered a cat's tail in Beta Pictoris, one of the best-known and most fascinating star systems.

Japanese moon lander SLIM safe on lunar surface, but …

The Japanese moon lander - Special Lander for Investigating the Moon (SLIM) - landed successfully on the lunar surface today.

Would-be Peregrine lunar lander has come home

Peregrine was meant to be the 1st commercial lunar lander. Then controllers noticed a fuel leak. Yesterday, the spacecraft came home, making a fiery Earth reentry.

Can beavers revitalize California’s mountains and meadows?

Officials in California are relocating beavers (Castor canadensis) to help improve the state's mountain environment and waterways.

Why pee is yellow and how that keeps us healthy

A recent study revealed that bilirubin reductase is why pee is yellow. Learn more about the discovery and why yellow can be a sign of good health.

OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample container finally unstuck

After months of effort, NASA has finally removed two stubborn fasteners that prevented access to the asteroid sample from Bennu.

X-37B spaceplane launched atop SpaceX Falcon Heavy

The Space Force X-37B spaceplane launched Thursday, December 28, 2023. The reusable craft is carrying experiments and test equipment on its latest mission.

SpaceX Starship 2nd test flight: A blast! And a success

The SpaceX Starship - the world's most powerful rocket - launched successfully Saturday, November 18, 2023. But it ended with a bang. Two, in fact.