SpaceIL’s Crashed Spacecraft Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon | WIRED

The Beresheet lunar lander carried thousands of books, DNA samples, and a few thousand water bears to the moon. But did any of it survive the crash?

Source: SpaceIL’s Crashed Spacecraft Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon | WIRED

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Grand Canyon Will Soon Be a Dark Sky Park | Smart News | Smithsonian

Grand Canyon Milky Way

After three years of retrofitting lights, the national park will soon be certified by the International Dark Sky Association

Source: Grand Canyon Will Soon Be a Dark Sky Park | Smart News | Smithsonian

After SpaceX Starlink Launch, a Fear of Satellites That Outnumber All Visible Stars – The New York Times

Images of the Starlink constellation in orbit have rattled astronomers around the world.

ESA Operations on Twitter: “#FictionalEvent🌍☄️ Update on (fictional) asteroid #2019PDC 29 July, 2019

The world is having an asteroid drill this week.

What if a killer asteroid were headed toward Earth? NASA plans to find out this week

The world is having an asteroid drill this week.

Aerial view of Barringer crater (meteor impact) in Arizona

As part of the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference, NASA and FEMA to hold “tabletop exercise” to consider consequences of asteroid strike on Earth.

Source: What if a killer asteroid were headed toward Earth? NASA plans to find out this week

Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Orbit. His Body Is Not Quite the Same. – The New York Times

NASA scientists compared the astronaut to his earthbound twin, Mark. The results hint at what humans will have to endure on long journeys through space.