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Denise Chow

Denise Chow is a reporter for NBC News Science focused on general science and climate change.

Denise Chow is a reporter for NBC News Science focused on general science and climate change.

Latest from Denise Chow

2h ago

NASA is about to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid. Here's why the mission could one day save humanity.

More than 6.5 million miles away from Earth, a cosmic collision is imminent.
4d ago

New Neptune photos offer rare views of planet’s rings

The James Webb Space Telescope's first images of Neptune, the mysterious ice giant that orbits in the far reaches of the outer solar system, were so

Earth's ant population of 20 quadrillion outnumbers humans by 2.5 million times, study finds

To say that ants outnumber people on Earth would be a gross understatement.

Wetter and stronger: Hurricane Fiona and two typhoons drive home climate concerns

Hurricane Fiona and two typhoons are part of a pattern scientists say is caused by climate change. Storms are becoming more intense as the weather warms.
10d ago

'Tantalizing' Mars rock samples collected by Perseverance rover

NASA's Perseverance rover has collected several "tantalizing" rock samples from an ancient river delta on Mars.
12d ago

NASA schedules new Artemis launch attempt for Sept. 27

NASA will try again to launch its next-generation Space Launch System rocket and Orion capsule to the moon on Sept. 27.
13d ago

Blue Origin rocket mishap triggers escape system

Blue Origin suffered a mishap during an uncrewed launch of its New Shepard capsule. A rocket failure forced the company to perform an emergency abort midflight.

An intense marine heat wave is setting ocean temperature records in the North Atlantic

Parts of the North Atlantic and northern Pacific oceans are undergoing particularly intense marine heat waves, according to scientists.
22d ago

NASA cancels second Artemis I launch attempt after hazardous leak detected

NASA on Saturday called off another attempt to launch the agency’s new moon rocket on a key test flight after a hazardous leak was detected.
22d ago

NASA scrubs second Artemis I launch attempt

NASA’s new moon rocket sprang another hazardous leak, as the launch team began fueling it for liftoff on the agency's Artemis I test flight.
23d ago

Residents were pitched on building a spaceport. Seven years later, many say it's a 'bridge to nowhere.'

How a Georgia county spent seven years and millions of dollars to join the space race