The Daily Dose: One day there’ll be a weather forecast for space

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It ain’t all about the planets. In order to make it to far off places like Mars or Jupiter, any space mission needs to travel through millions of miles of space. Understanding the changes in space and how it will affect future manned missions is a serious concern. That’s why NASA has selected three proposals as finalists in a contest aimed at understanding space weather. According to the agency’s website, “The proposals examine what drives different parts of that system and ultimately could help us predict and mitigate its effects on spacecraft and astronauts, as NASA’s Artemis program looks to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon by 2024.”

Meat behemoth Tyson Foods is moving into unchartered territory. Specifically, it’s moving into the plant-based shrimp business. According to the Washington Post, “Tyson has invested in New Wave Foods, a San Francisco-based start-up that will debut plant-based shrimp early next year.” Wonder what’s next…

An asteroid the size of the Burj Khalifa is set to whiz by earth soon. The 2,132 feet piece of space rubble won’t be getting too close, thank goodness. According to, “As CNEOS notes, 2000 QW7 will pass within 0.03564 astronomical units of Earth, which is equivalent to about 3.3 million miles (5.3 million km). Put another way, that’s 13.87 times the distance between Earth and the moon.” That’s fine with us.

The second death caused by respiratory complications due to vaping has occurred. An unidentified person in Oregon was admitted into the hospital with a lung infection consistent with what has been seen resulting from vaping THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Until now, the exact cause of death from vaping has yet to be determined.

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