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What smacks into Ceres stays on Ceres, says Study

A new set of high-velocity impact experiments suggests that the dwarf planet Ceres may be something of a cosmic dartboard: Projectiles that slam into it tend to stick. The experiments, performed using the Vertical Gun Range at NASA’s Ames Research Center, suggest that when asteroids and other impactors hit Ceres, much of the impact material remains on the surface instead ...

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‘Star-Trek’ kind of ‘Warp Speed’ Possible Theoretically: Astrophysicist Lewis

Star Trek-style ‘warp speed’ space travel between galaxies is theoretically possible, based on Einstein’s Relativity theory, insists astrophysicist from the University of Sydney in Australia. Professor Geraint Lewis, from the University of Sydney, says the futuristic concept is possible if we know how to build a warp drive. “It’s theoretically possible, but can we ever build a warp drive? We ...

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