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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Flying Saucer Crash Lands in Utah Desert

Flying Saucer Crash Lands in Utah Desert A flying saucer from outer space crash-landed in the Utah desert after being tracked by radar and chased by helicopters. The year was 2004, and no space aliens were involved. The saucer, pictured here , was the Genesis sample return capsule, part of a human-made robot Genesis spaceship launched in 2001 by NASA itself to study the Sun. The unexpectedly hard landing at over 300 kilometers per hour occurred because the parachutes did not open as planned. The Genesis mission had been orbiting the Sun collecting solar wind particles that are usually deflected away by Earth's magnetic field . Despite the crash landing, many return samples remained in good enough condition to analyze. So far, Genesis -related discoveries include new details about the composition of the Sun and how the abundance of some types of elements differ across the Sol

Setting up a secure private email server isn’t as hard as it sounds

DIY Take charge of your privacy. Want to remove your email from the clutches of Microsoft, Apple, or Google? You can configure your own email server. Here are a few ways to do it. via Popular Science ""