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“According to Trump’s executive order, the US will object to any attempt to use international law to hinder its efforts to remove chunks of the moon or, should the opportunity arise, additional mining of Mars and “other celestial bodies”.

Third Call for 2020A Proposals for Engineering Science Research Beamlines (BL14B2, BL19B2 and BL46XU) <NOTE> There is a possibility that user operations will be suspend due to COVID-19.

What The Heck Is This Long, Hypnotic Stringy Thing Floating in The Ocean?

I just poured Pepsi Max into my coffee. How’s your morning going?

I am so sorry. My heart is projecting care and comfort to you and the family.

Quick - to the Batmobile! Brilliant photograph by Dylan Martinez of last night's pink supermoon rising above the Shard skyscraper in London. @dylanmpix  @reuterspictures 

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Coronavirus: Public should not expect restrictions to lift after weekend - Harris

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Scoops of the Day

Breaking: Stephanie Grisham is out as WH press secretary. She is leaving the job without ever having briefed the press.

Trump Judge Kyle Duncan, the author of today's abortion decision, is also famous for denying a trans woman's request to be addressed as a woman. Only read his cruel and snide decision if you have a strong stomach.

These baboons squirmed in fear as their heads were cemented into devices 💔 The experimenters made fun of them after smashing their brains. Learn more about how PETA exposes and helps end experiments like these.

No matter where you are on Earth, we all look up at the same Moon. Tonight the Moon appears bigger and brighter, a chance to reflect on our shared human experience. Share your favorite lunar photo, book, movie, song or painting using #ObserveTheMoon  #NASAatHome . #supermoon 

Ever look up at night and feel small? Don't. Instead feel large. Atoms in our body trace to remnants of exploded stars. We are Stardust. We are alive in the universe, and the universe is alive within us. RIP Margaret Burbidge (1919-2020) Co-discoverer of Stellar Nucleosynthesis.

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“At this time of the year from March to April,” writes Your Shot photographer Trung Pham, “the pink trumpet flowers are blooming all around Nam Phuong lake in Bao Loc, Vietnam.”

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Moon dust. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. To ensure our VIPER #MoonRover  wheel components are dust-proof, we put the hardware through a series of tests inside chambers that simulate conditions on the Moon's surface:

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One of the earliest #coronavirus  trackers, an online dashboard run by Johns Hopkins University, has become the go-to place for the latest data on #COVID19 . @pulitzercenter 

On April 3, @NASA  and @SpaceX  conducted an emergency egress exercise at Launch Complex 39A at @NASAKennedyKennedy . This demonstration was completed to ensure the crew & support teams can quickly evacuate from the launch pad in the unlikely event of an emergency:

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Scoops of the Week

WOW: By a 5–4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court reverses a lower court order extending the deadline for mail-in ballots in Wisconsin. All four liberals dissent. The conservative majority just effectively threw out thousands of ballots. Incredible. Link coming soon.

It’s easy to forget that right before Trump bungled America’s response to the pandemic he was systematically punishing civil servants who refused to break the law to protect him

Researchers have published the crystal structure of an antibody previously obtained from a SARS patient bound to a region of the novel #coronavirus  (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein. The results may inform design of a #vaccine  against SARS-CoV-2. #COVID19 

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A lioness carries one of her cubs in her mouth while the other swims behind in this moment captured by Your Shot photographer Connie Bowen.

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Let me be very clear about this. Tens of thousands of Wisconsinites will not receive their absentee ballots by Election Day BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, THOUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN. The U.S. Supreme Court's five conservatives just said: "Too bad. You don't get to vote."

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for the novel coronavirus—and six other big cats are exhibiting symptoms consistent with the illness

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley & Bob Behnken put on their SpaceX spacesuits & rode a Tesla Model X to pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in January for a launch day dress rehearsal. The practice run occurred before launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon abort test.

If you can, tomorrow night is the perfect time to look outside and #ObserveThe Moon. The April 7 full Moon will appear larger than brighter than usual — it's a supermoon! 🌕 But what's so special about it? 🤔 Lunar scientist Sarah Noble explains:

Here's a link. And here's the conclusion of Justice Ginsburg's dissent.

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