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Scientists Design Conceptual Asteroid Deflector

Deflecting the massive asteroid 101955 Bennu was the focus of recent research by a national planetary defense team. Bennu will make a very close approach to Earth on Sept. 25, 2135. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists are part of a national planetary defense team that designed a conceptual spacecraft to deflect Earth-bound asteroids and evaluated…

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NASA’s First Flight On Journey To Mars

When astronauts are on their first test flight aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which will take them farther into the solar system than humanity has ever traveled before, their mission will be to confirm all of the spacecraft’s systems operate as designed in the actual environment of deep space. After an Orion test campaign that includes ground…

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IT IS 2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Move Clock Ahead 30 Seconds, Closest to Midnight Since 1953; #RewindtheDoomsdayClock: Cool Trump Nuclear Rhetoric, Negotiate With North Korea, Stick With Iran Deal, Reduce US-Russian Tensions, and Insist on Global Action on Climate Change. WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 25, 2018 – Citing growing nuclear risks and unchecked climate dangers, the iconic Doomsday…

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Understanding U.S. Government

The U.S. Congress  The U.S. Congress is made up of two parts, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Congress meets at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Its primary duty is to write, debate, and pass bills, which are then passed on to the President for approval. Other Powers of Congress Makes laws controlling…

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Internet Acronyms

An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components in a phrase or a word, usually individual letters PAP “Pee-pees and pee-pees” (new term for sausage fest) “Please ask pop” “Pap smear” “Paparazzi” “Pies are perfect” IDEK “I did everything, k?” “I don’t ever know” IKR “I keep it real” “I know (the) reason” OOTD…

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