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 NASA's Lucy spacecraft, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket for a mission to study the Trojan asteroids in the outer solar system, launches from Pad-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, October 16, 2021. Picture taken with a long exposure.

NASA's Lucy mission continues despite solar array deployment glitch

The historic selfie image of Beresheet of the spacecraft approaching the lunar surface

Israel, UAE to collaborate on Beresheet 2 space mission

Artist's rendition of NASA's Orion spacecraft, set to take part in the Artemis I mission.

Fly me to the Moon: NASA's Orion spacecraft prepares for mission, Israelis aboard

NASA's Mars Helicopter a small autonomous rotorcraft in this artist rendition

What does Mars sound like? NASA's Perseverance sends back audio

 Illustration of Helios's oxygen and metal producing technology

Israeli Helios, German OHB working together to enable space colonies

ISRAELI BIOTECH start-up Atox Bio is developing a drug that it hopes will treat those suffering from flesheating bacteria.

Pfizer, AstraZeneca help launch 'computational science' lab in Israel

 Military vehicles carrying hypersonic missiles DF-17 travel past Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of People's Republic of China, on its National Day in Beijing, China October 1, 2019.

China tested nuclear-capable, hypersonic space weapon - FT

 Asteroid impact: How can we stop one from happening?

How to stop an asteroid? Pulverize it! - study

Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering at Technion University.

Technion researchers develop innovative way to create nanowires

An artist's rendering of cosmic collisions surrounding a star similar to the sun.

Asteroid impact could be stopped with nuclear missiles, study suggests

 The brain

Brain 'fingerprints' may be used to identify people - study

Jupiter, the solar system's largest planet, is seen alongside its moons (illustrative).

NASA to launch first space probe to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroids

An asteroid is seen approaching Earth (illustrative).

Multiple asteroids larger than pyramids head towards Earth

Logos of Israeli mobile phone company Cellcom, are seen on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken in Jerusalem December 19, 2019.

Virtual eSIMs to make calling easier for Israeli travelers

 Top left: Results from running Nissel ST technique on a single slice from a human hemisphere. We can see the nerve fiber orientation map (the orientation is color-coded according to the half-circle on the right). Top right: Enlarged view of the nerve fiber orientation map in the white-matter tract

Hebrew U researchers find new way to explore white matter in brain

An asteroid is seen falling to Earth, breaking apart in the atmosphere (illustrative).

Apophis: What you should know about the asteroid skimming by Earth in 2029

Asteroid illustrative

UAE to launch mission to explore Venus, land on asteroid

Mitzpe ramon at night

'Astronauts' simulate Mars environment in Israel’s Mitzpe Ramon

An elderly man walking in Jerusalem wearing a COVID-19 mask

Electric brain stimulation may prevent falls in the elderly - study

A super moon is pictured at the beginning of a total lunar eclipse above Rafah in southern Gaza Strip, on September 28, 2015.

Chinese lunar samples suggest moon cooled down later than thought

Three views of the lung environment. The needle steers to targets (green) while avoiding anatomical obstacles including large blood vessels (red), bronchial tubes (brown) and the lung boundary (gray).

Technion and UNC researchers develop algorithm for automated surgery

The lid of the mummy’s coffin sports characteristic ancient Egyptian stylized facial features and informative hieroglyphics

What did Pharaohs look like? Lab recreates mummies’ faces using DNA

A researcher holds an organ from a pig.

Israeli scientist aims to replace human organs like car parts - on demand

Birds of a different gender need a break from each other - so split to different temperate areas.

Why do men and women have different temperature preferences? - study

 Sun rays shine through trees in a forest on an autumn morning near Biere, Switzerland.

Warming oceans are dimming Earth, new study shows

Egyptian fruit bats were the subject of a study by Tel Aviv University researchers.

Can artificial intelligence predict which virus can jump from animal to human?

A woman wears a protective mask during the coronavirus pandemic

COVID lockdown demonstrated old-fashioned gender behavioral patterns

 Tel Aviv University's research team, headed by Dr. Inbal Ben Ami Bartal.

What is the biological process behind the feeling of empathy? - study

  A short-snouted seahorse clinging to coral in the Red Sea

New study shines light on how seahorses catch prey

 Dr. Lior Rubinovich in the experimental part of the new avocado seedlings

Israeli researchers find the perfect temperature to save avocados

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