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Space Travel and Exploration

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“In terms of strength, wood is pretty good,” says Mike Gruntman, professor of astronautics at the University of Southern California. Early airplanes were built with wood, all the way into the early 1930s. (There were also wooden submarines.)

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Astronomers using ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory have discovered, for the first time, a pair of supermassive black holes in orbit around one another in an ordinary galaxy.

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After eight years of study of the second planet in our Solar System, ESA’s Venus Express orbiter is winding up its science program in anticipation of a plunge into the Venusian atmosphere sometime in the next two months.

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Team Phoenicia and RevUp Render Launch the Ultimate Dogecoin Competition—the Lunar Iditarod Micro Moon Rover Competition. The Dogecoin-themed event is the culmination of space meets the cloud—Team Phoenicia’s discovery of an unmet need in the private