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Do camels really have water in their hump?

To survive in the desert, camels store water in their hump, right? Not quite. Though camels have tricks to get the most out of water they find, their hump is not one of them. So why do camels have humps on their backs? The answer: fat storage. “They deal with dry seasons when food and water are scarce,” said Rick …

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A NASA astronaut just tuned from space

Vote from the room NASA astronaut Kate Rubins just cast her vote for the 2020 presidential election – from the International Space Station’s “voting booth”. Since 1997, orbiting astronauts have been able to register for an absentee ballot, Space.com reports. The request process is the same as for voters back on Earth, but the address is a little different: “low …

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Oreo stores cookies in almost ‘indestructible’ vault, in case an asteroid hits the ground next month

Orea, one of the most popular snack companies and the makers of the legendary chocolate, cream, chocolate sandwich cakes, could be a little overreacting to an upcoming asteroid by building a well-fortified doomsday vault. Asteroid coming in November? Red Oreos! According to CNet, the asteroid known as Asteroid 2018 VP1 is actually scheduled to graze the earth right on November …

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Some exoplanets could have Earth in sight, the study says

While the search for exoplanets has revealed more than 4,000 planets beyond our solar system over the past few decades, it raises the question of what can look back. © NASA That is the question from two astronomers in a study published Wednesday in the Royal Astronomical Society’s monthly announcements. Loading error “In our search for life in the universe, …

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This new super white paint can cool buildings

Summer! It’s a wonderful time, but a hot time! In fact, most would argue that you can not survive the summer without some good air conditioning. But what if your buildings or cars never heat up? Purdue University engineers have developed a white paint that can keep all surfaces cool – specifically up to 18 degrees Fahrenheit (-7,778 ° C) …

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NASA collected asteroid dust, but it leaked on its return trip

If you missed the news, NASA drew a rather complicated maneuver: the total dust from the asteroid Bennu, a rock that rushed through space about 200 million miles from Earth. In fact, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft did the job so well that a problem has emerged since the assembly on Tuesday. Some of the sample leaked into the room because a …

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Snow and icy peaks with very different origins

Like Earth, the rocky dwarf planet of Pluto has mountains. Like their earthly cousins, some of these peaks are covered with blankets of white. But the origin of these ice-like deposits is very different. According to new research published on October 13, 2020 in Nature communication, some of the mountains discovered on Pluto during the flight of the New Horizons …

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NASA astronaut Kate Rubins has cast her voice from space

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, the only American not on the planet, has cast her vote from space. Rubins voted from the International Space Station. “I voted today,” Rubins tweeted from NASA’s Astronaut Twitter account on October 22. The astronaut was pictured in front of an enclosed area of ​​the space-circulating laboratory marked “ISS voice cabin.” HOW DOES NASA ASTRONAUTS SPACE …

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