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Man's First Steps on the Moon

It was 10:56 pm at mission control in Houston on July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first person to step onto the Moon.

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High Spirits: Study Finds Cannabis First Used in C. Asian Funerals

At a burial site high in the Pamir Mountains, music from an ancient harp and the smell of burning cannabis and juniper incense fill the air, part of an elaborate ceremony to commune with the divine -- and the dead.

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Russian Space Sector Plagued by Astronomical Corruption

With millions of dollars missing and officials in prison or fleeing the country, Russia's space sector is at the heart of a staggering embezzlement scheme that has dampened ambitions of recovering its Soviet-era greatness. 

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Rare Albino Panda Caught on Camera in China

A rare all-white panda has been caught on camera at a nature reserve in southwest China, showing albinism exists among wild pandas in the region, state media reported.

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India Claims New First for World's Fastest Cruise Missile

India said the world's fastest cruise missile passed another key test Wednesday when it successfully hit a land target after being fired from a fighter jet.

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SpaceX Postpones Launch of Its First Internet Network Satellites

SpaceX postponed a launch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit that was scheduled for Thursday night, possibly until next week, citing a need for software updates.

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Modern Humans Split from Neanderthals Far Earlier than Thought, Study Says

Scientists seeking to unlock the mysteries of human evolution have in recent years relied on increasingly sophisticated DNA techniques that provide "molecular clocks" to date the remains of our ancient ancestors.

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NASA Dubs 2024 Moon Mission 'Artemis,' Asks for $1.6 Billion

NASA's next mission to the Moon will be called Artemis, the US space agency announced Monday, though it's still looking for the money to make the journey happen by its accelerated 2024 deadline.

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New Space Race to Bring Satellite Internet to the World

Anxiety has set in across the space industry ever since the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, revealed Project Kuiper: a plan to put 3,236 satellites in orbit to provide high-speed internet across the globe.

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What If an Asteroid Was about to Hit Earth? Scientists Ponder Question

Here's a hypothetical: a telescope detects an asteroid between 100 and 300 meters in diameter racing through our solar system at 14 kilometers per second, 57 million kilometers from Earth. 

Astronomers estimate a one percent risk the space rock will collide with our planet on April 27, 2027. What should we do?

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