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*ESA confirms asteroid will miss Earth in 2019
Astronomers have confirmed that Asteroid 2006 QV89 won’t hit the Earth when it makes its close approach on September 9th.
*A planetary defence exercise sharpens both scientists and emergency teams
A recent planetary defence exercise designed to see whether the Earth really could protect itself from a major asteroid impact didn’t do so well -- with scientists failing to save New York City from a major asteroid impact.
*SpaceX Dragon test failure find fault
Investigators have blamed a leak of propellant due to the failure of a titanium check valve -- for the explosion which destroyed a Crew Dragon 2 capsule during tests at Cape Canaveral in April.
*Russian Spektr space telescope launched
The Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos has successfully launched Moscow’s new Spektr-RG X-ray space Telescope.
The Science Report
Unravelling the structure of the influenza A virus genome.
A new study finds Autism Spectrum Disorder is mostly genetics based.
The Agent Smith malware infecting millions of android devices globally.
Development of a super-fast version of the central building block of a quantum computer.
The magic crystals of Peter Brock’s energy polarizer.
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