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Space shuttle Discovery found its way to its retirement facility on Thursday at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
Tuesday marked the final flight of NASA's oldest surviving space shuttle, as a modified Boeing 747 carrying Discovery lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at dawn and transported the vehicle to Dulles Airport just outside of Washington D.C.
New research suggests that billions of stars in our galaxy have captured rogue planets that once roamed interstellar space.
World renowned photographer Rodney Lough Jr.
NASA's retired Space Shuttle Discovery will be flying over portions of Washington D.C. on the morning of April 17 as it travels en route to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where it will be displayed.
Burmese pythons, which have already been observed attacking birds in the Florida Everglades, have now been seen eating those birds' eggs directly from the nest, according to new research from the Smithsonian Institution.
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.