Images of Earth Taken from a Smartphone in Space
PHOTO: This picture of earth was taken by a smartphone as part of NASAs PhoneSat program.

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Phones in Space NASA wanted to see whether smartphones could beam back photos from space, so scientists put three into boxes and attached them to the Antares rocket to find out. The phones survived and sent back blurry images of the blue planet.

Image credit: NASA

Long Journey Home A 70-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton that was illegally smuggled into the United States was returned today to the Mongolian government.

(Image Credit: Paul Caffrey/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

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