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NASA will crash into the asteroid and try to redirect it

NASA will crash into the asteroid and try to redirect it

By Tristan Way Sent yesterday at 5:50 p.m, Refresh yesterday at 6:06 p.m Dart probe launch, last November. NASA/Bill Ingalls/NASA/Bill Ingalls/Cover Images v EXPLANATION – Dart, a 500 kg “dart”, will try to change the trajectory of the small asteroid Dymorphos. The encounter between the Dart probe and its target promises to be short but …

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How baboon genetics shed light on our origins

How baboon genetics shed light on our origins

Scientists have studied hybridization between olive baboons (left) and yellow baboons in Kenya’s Amboseli region. MICHEL & CHRISTINE DENIS-HUOT/Biosphoto via AFP // Christian Handl/Getty Images/imageBROKER RF EXPERIMENT – Study of hybrid populations provides clues to understanding how our DNA mixed with that of Neanderthals. The fact that modern apes can sometimes cross the species barrier …

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