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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches with the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, spacecraft onboard, on 23 November 2021, from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. | Photo: Flickr/NASA HQ PHOTO

NASA launches DART mission to crash into asteroid, results could help defend Earth some day

The DART mission will crash a space probe into the asteroid Dimorphos to test human capability to protect the planet against near earth objects.
Small asteroid 2016 HO3 is Earth's constant companion. | Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This quasi-satellite of Earth could actually be a piece of Moon, astronomers say

Quasi-satellites are asteroids that orbit the Sun with orbital period similar to that of the Earth’s. From Earth’s perspective, they appear to orbit the Earth instead.
Scientists from NYU and the University of Chicago have developed the artificial cells made of non-biological matter | NYU

How artificial cells could gobble up bacteria, deliver medicines 

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Fourteen-year-old Diksha Shinde who, according to ANI, has been selected by NASA to be a panelist for a fellowship | ANI

How Indian teen became a NASA ‘panelist’ and almost got away with it

US space agency explains what happened in the case of Diksha Shinde, 14-year-old who made news last week for being selected as a panelist for NASA's MSI Fellowships Virtual Panel.
Fourteen-year-old Diksha Shinde who, according to ANI, has been selected by NASA to be a panelist for a fellowship | ANI

Indian teen finds fame as NASA panelist, but social media fact check claims ANI report is fake

ANI report says Diksha Shinde was selected by NASA as a panelist for its MSI Fellowships Virtual Panel, but people point out discrepancies on Twitter. ANI stands by report.
A screengrab from an animation of the Martian poles with ice caps. | Credit: ESA

Water lakes were found at Martian South Pole in 2018. New findings say it was frozen clay instead

In 3 papers published over a month, different teams reanalysed the 2018 Mars Express orbiter data to state that frozen clay, not salt water lakes, produced radar signals.
An illustration of a supernova | NASA

This star’s death billions of years ago is challenging what we know about supernovae

A gamma ray burst lasting 0.65 seconds was spotted from a dying star last year, challenging the theory that these short bursts of energy are produced only by star mergers.
Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic spaceflight crew | Twitter/richardbranson

Can Richard Branson be called an astronaut now? Maybe not, but his pilots certainly qualify

The term ‘astronaut’ is actually a job designation at NASA. But it would lose its charm if anyone can simply buy their way into being one.
The CHIME radio telescope | Pic credit: CHIME Collaboration

Scientists find largest cache of mystery fast radio bursts from space

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
An image of the planet Venus. The image is a composite of data from NASA's Magellan spacecraft and Pioneer Venus Orbiter | Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA announces two new missions to Venus as it seeks to ‘rediscover the planet’

The VERITAS and DAVINCI+ will aim to understand how and why Venus became supremely hot, even when it shares so many characteristics to Earth.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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