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We’re giving away a commemorative US Space Force silver coin!

At the Space.com forums, we’ve got a special giveaway going on for the community. One lucky winner will be walking away with an authentic U.S. Space Force silver coin, courtesy of the Space Store! It comes in a black velour jewelry box and even includes a certificate of authenticity. To enter for your chance to […]

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Were the Mars moons Phobos and Deimos born from another shattered moon?

The moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, might have both arose from the remains of a larger moon that once orbited the Red Planet, a new study finds. The origins of Phobos and Deimos remain uncertain. While their misshapen forms and their cratered surfaces suggested they were asteroids captured by the gravitational pull of Mars, […]

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Why thousands of turtles were paralyzed off the coast of Texas this week

This week, thousands of sea turtles were paralyzed in the frigid waters along the Texas coastline during the unprecedented winter storm that swept across the country. In response, a small army of volunteers, many of them without power and running water, sprang into action to rescue these endangered creatures.  So what caused these sea turtles […]

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Bermuda’s hurricanes are twice as strong as they were six decades ago

Hurricanes are blasting Bermuda with wind speeds that have more than doubled in strength over the last 66 years, due to rising ocean temperatures in the region as a result of climate change, according to a new study. Within a 62-mile (100 kilometers) radius of Bermuda, the average maximum wind speed of hurricanes increased from […]

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