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A Boeing satellite is being hastily moved into "graveyard orbit" following a devastating "anomaly" that turned its batteries into bombs.
The woman, a 60-year-old Chicago resident, had recently traveled to Wuhan and arrived back on Jan. 13.
Physicists dropped objects on a satellite for two years to test Galileo's theory of falling objects.
A sprawling, stone monument decorated with swirls, circular patterns and godly fangs has been hiding in a remote jungle in northern Peru for around 2,000 years.
Boeing has withdrawn from Experimental Spaceplane, a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program designed to increase the nation's access to space.
In 2006 a star exploded 50 billion times brighter than our sun. New research suggests it wasn't one star, but two.
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