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Space Objects Could Collide Over East Coast of Australia – Sydney News & Life

Breaking: Two large objects orbiting Earth could smash together somewhere over the east coast of Australia or New Zealand, its been warned. Research agencies…

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Breaking: Two large objects orbiting Earth could smash together somewhere over the east coast of Australia or New Zealand, its been warned.
Research agencies tracking space debris threats and the orbits of human space junk said two “defunct objects in LEO (lower Earth orbit)” could possibly collide somewhere over the Tasman Sea.
Leo Labs Space, an organisation tracking space debris and collision prevention services for space agencies and governments, said the objects could collide somewhere in…

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Tapping secrets of Aussie spider’s unique silk: Silk so robust potential new genetic material touted – Science Daily

The basket-web spider, which is found only in Australia, has revealed it not only weaves a unique lobster pot web but that its silk has elasticity and a gluing …

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An international collaboration has provided the first insights into a new type of silk produced by the very unusual Australian basket-web spider, which uses it to build a lobster pot web that protects its eggs and trap prey.The basket-web spider weaves a silk that is uniquely rigid and so robust that the basket-web doesn’t need help from surrounding vegetation to maintain its structure.
“As far as we know, no other spider builds a web like this,” said Professor Mark Elgar from the School of Bio…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx will land on an asteroid to bring home rocks and dust – if it can avoid Mt. Doom – The Conversation US

OSIRIS-REx will touch down on asteroid Bennu, collect a sample of the dust and begin its journey back to Earth, where scientists will study it, hoping to learn …

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Imagine parallel parking a 15-passenger van into just two to three parking spaces surrounded by two-story boulders. On Oct. 20, a University of Arizona-led NASA mission 16 years in the making will attempt the astronomical equivalent more than 200 million miles away.
A NASA mission called OSIRIS-REx will soon attempt to touch the surface of an asteroid and collect loose rubble.
OSIRIS-REx is the United States first asteroid sample return mission, aiming to collect and carry a pristine, unalte…

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Artemis Accords: why many countries are refusing to sign Moon exploration agreement – The Conversation UK

Some nations are concerned the Artemis Accords represent a US power grab.

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Eight countries have signed the Artemis Accords, a set of guidelines surrounding the Artemis Program for crewed exploration of the Moon. The United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, Canada, Japan, Luxembourg, the United Arab Emirates and the US are now all participants in the project, which aims to return humans to the moon by 2024 and establish a crewed lunar base by 2030.
This may sound like progress. Nations have for a number of years struggled with the issue of how to govern a human settlement on …

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