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Water-worlds are common: Exoplanets may contain vast amounts of water - Phys.Org

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Phys.Org

Water-worlds are common: Exoplanets may contain vast amounts of water
Phys.Org
Scientists have shown that water is likely to be a major component of those exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars) which are between two to four times the size of Earth. It will have implications for the search of life in our Galaxy. The work is ...
Several exoplanets could have enough water to sustain ALIEN life, study revealsMirror.co.uk
Hunt for aliens boosted by discovery of hundreds of 'water worlds'Telegraph.co.uk

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Fireball '40 times as bright as full moon' lights up Alabama sky - AL.com

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AL.com

Fireball '40 times as bright as full moon' lights up Alabama sky
AL.com
A fireball over Alabama was caught by NASA cameras just after midnight on Aug. 17, 2018. NASA says the fireball - or meteor - broke up over the town of Grove Oak and may have left meteorites on the ground.(NASA image). Comment. By Lee Roop.
Fireball streaks across Georgia sky; captured in amazing videos11Alive.com WXIA
Fireball spotted over northeast Alabama overnight Thursday, early Fridaywhnt.com
NASA: Fireball over Southeast traveled at 53700 mphDaily Journal

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Sprawling galaxy cluster discovered 'hiding in plain sight' - Fox News

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Sprawling galaxy cluster discovered 'hiding in plain sight'
Fox News
Scientists at MIT have discovered a galaxy cluster that they say is “hiding in plain sight.” Located just 2.4 billion light years from Earth, the cluster consists of hundreds of individual galaxies, scientists said in a statement. The galaxies surround ...
Scientists Discover a Massive Galaxy Cluster Hiding in Plain SightSciTechDaily

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Get an Inside Look at SpaceX's Astronaut Training Sims - WIRED

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WIRED

Get an Inside Look at SpaceX's Astronaut Training Sims
WIRED
On Monday, the buzz of machinery echoed through SpaceX's Hawthorne-based manufacturing facility as SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell introduced a quartet of astronauts, each decked out in NASA blues. Behind them, tucked inside a clean room, was ...
The Network has shown how a new space ship created by the MaskThe Siver Times
Spaceship Dragon Mask-2 showed no skinThe Koz Times

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NASA's Hubble Telescope captures 15000 galaxies in one dazzling image - CNET

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CNET

NASA's Hubble Telescope captures 15000 galaxies in one dazzling image
CNET
I honestly almost can't believe this is real and it makes me feel so infinitely small. Look at this. Just look at it. Take your time with it. This image of the cosmos comes courtesy of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, using ultraviolet vision to capture ...
Hubble paints picture of the evolving universePhys.Org
New Hubble telescope panorama one of largest views everAnadolu Agency

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Lockheed Martin gives glimpse of its lunar habitat modules - Florida Today

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 6:12pm

Florida Today

Lockheed Martin gives glimpse of its lunar habitat modules
Florida Today
Former astronaut and director of advanced programs for Lockheed Martin Tony Antonelli talks about Donatello, the NextSTEP habitat. Malcolm Denemark, FLORIDA TODAY. Donatello Buy Photo. Engineers with Lockheed Martin at work inside Donatello, the ...
Lockheed Martin gives first look into where astronauts may live on missions to deep spaceOrlando Sentinel
Lockheed Martin is the Title Sponsor of the Astronaut Training Experience® at Kennedy Space Center Visitor ComplexBenzinga
Buy Tickets to Kennedy Space Center Visitor ComplexKennedy Space Center
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Astronomers identify some of the oldest galaxies in the universe - Phys.Org

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 5:00pm

Phys.Org

Astronomers identify some of the oldest galaxies in the universe
Phys.Org
The team from the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, has found evidence that the faintest satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way galaxy are amongst the very first ...
Earliest galaxies found 'on our cosmic doorstep'BBC News
Mind blown: Oldest galaxies in the universe discoveredUSA TODAY
Some of the Oldest Galaxies in the Universe Orbit the MIlky WayPopular Mechanics
The Independent -Metro -The Bakersfield Californian -Daily Mail
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An Asteroid Named Aretha - The Atlantic

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:59pm

The Atlantic

An Asteroid Named Aretha
The Atlantic
In 2001, Aretha Franklin took the stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. She wore a bleach-white jumpsuit and feather boa, her hair teased up in her trademark style, glossy as obsidian. A guitar twanged over the cheers of a packed house ...
NASA Names Asteroid After Aretha FranklinCBS Philly

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Revealing the wheat genome could lead to hypoallergenic bread - The Economist

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:36pm

The Economist

Revealing the wheat genome could lead to hypoallergenic bread
The Economist
ONE of the most surprising things about the announcement this week that the genome of wheat has been fully mapped is how long it has taken. As well as the human genome, a draft of which was completed in 2000, scientists have tackled everything from ...

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Settling Arguments About Hydrogen With 168 Giant Lasers - New York Times

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 2:48pm

New York Times

Settling Arguments About Hydrogen With 168 Giant Lasers
New York Times
With gentle pulses from gigantic lasers, scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California transformed hydrogen into droplets of shiny liquid metal. Their research, reported on Thursday in the journal Science, could improve ...
Under pressure, hydrogen offers a reflection of giant planet interiorsEurekAlert (press release)

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Wheat gene map to help 'feed the world' - BBC News

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 2:00pm

BBC News

Wheat gene map to help 'feed the world'
BBC News
The starting pistol has been fired in a race to develop "climate change resistant" wheat with the publication of a map of the crop's genes. An international team of scientists has identified the location of more than 100,000 wheat genes. The ...
Detailed genome maps paths to better wheatScience Magazine
New Wheat Genome Sequence Could Unlock Hardier CropsDiscover Magazine (blog)
Previously grainy wheat genome comes into focusScience Daily
Space Daily -TheChronicleHerald.ca -Los Angeles Times -The Atlantic
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Lunar Eclipse 2018: Longest-ever for scientists, beginning of the end of the world for doomsayers - Vassar News

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 1:24pm

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Lunar Eclipse 2018: Longest-ever for scientists, beginning of the end of the world for doomsayers
Vassar News
Lunar Eclipse 2018: Longest-ever for scientists, beginning of the end of the world for doomsayers. The moon will be perfectly aligned in the middle with the Sun and the Earth on either side. Pic courtesy: IANS image for representation purpose only ...
Satellite sees double when snapping solar eclipse pictures from space ZlotoNewsZlotoNews
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Beetle Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber Was an Early Pollinator - Gizmodo

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:02am

Gizmodo

Beetle Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber Was an Early Pollinator
Gizmodo
Image: Chenyang Cai. Amber fossils containing bugs are nothing new, but the discovery of a beautifully preserved Cretaceous Period beetle with bits of pollen still around it is changing what we know about the planet's earliest pollinating insects ...
99-million-year-old beetle trapped in amber served as pollinator to evergreen cycadsPhys.Org
Check Out This Beetle Trapped In Amber For 99 Million YearsDiscover Magazine (blog)
Fossilized Beetle Is Earliest Evidence of Insect PollinatorThe Scientist
The Economist -Earth.com -Cosmos -Daily Mail
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High-energy protons emitted after hooking up with neutrons - Ars Technica

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 10:04am

Ars Technica

High-energy protons emitted after hooking up with neutrons
Ars Technica
If you hit an atom's nucleus hard enough, it will fall apart. But exactly how it falls apart tells us something about the internal structure of the nucleus and perhaps about the interior of neutron stars. One of the unexpected things we seem to be ...
“Hiding in Plain Sight” –Neutron Stars Hint at Known Unknowns About the Dark Side of Our UniverseThe Daily Galaxy

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4 Zodiac Signs The August 2018 Full Moon Will Affect The Most - Bustle

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 9:33am

Bustle

4 Zodiac Signs The August 2018 Full Moon Will Affect The Most
Bustle
If you're into astronomical events, you'll definitely want to mark your calendar for Aug. 26: that's the night a full moon will be rising. Full moons are not only amazing to look at (as long as it's a clear night), but they also come with energy and ...
August Full Moon astrology: What is the Full Moon horoscope? What does it mean for YOU?Express.co.uk
The Full Moon In Pisces 2018 Is The Perfect Time To Call Some Magic Into Your LifeElite Daily

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Former 'Mars czar' reviews latest news on the red planet - Phys.Org

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 9:27am

Phys.Org

Former 'Mars czar' reviews latest news on the red planet
Phys.Org
Since June, we've heard major news about two indicators of possible life on Mars and become absorbed with the fate of the rover Opportunity, shrouded in one of the planet's global dust storms. We've also looked back on rover Curiosity's mission and ...
NASA identifies 'foreign object debris' spotted by Mars roverCNET
ASU helping NASA track down missing Mars roverFOX 10 News Phoenix
NASA hopes inspirational tunes will wake up Opportunity roverNew York Post
Express.co.uk -NDTV -Times of India -Business Insider Australia
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Watch: Cosmonaut Tours Space Station's Longest Route - Geek

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 8:11am

Geek

Watch: Cosmonaut Tours Space Station's Longest Route
Geek
Warning: This video of the labyrinth International Space Station is not suitable for people with claustrophobia or motion sickness. Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev takes Earthlings on a virtual tour of the International Space Station's longest route ...
ISS space walk: Incredible pictures of astronauts installing satellites on Space StationExpress.co.uk
Spacewalkers install bird trackers, send satellites flyingFairfield Citizen
Cosmonauts accidentally break RT 360 GoPro camera during eight-hour spacewalkRT
Designboom -SpaceFlight Insider
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Astronomers Discover Tiny Galaxy Harboring Monster Black Hole - ExtremeTech

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 7:32am

ExtremeTech

Astronomers Discover Tiny Galaxy Harboring Monster Black Hole
ExtremeTech
Astronomers are accustomed to seeing supermassive black holes at the heart of large galaxies like our own Milky Way and neighboring galaxies like Andromeda. However, a new analysis suggests there's a giant black hole hiding in a most unusual place: ...
Supermassive Black Hole Found Lurking In A Distant Dwarf GalaxyOuter Places
Supermassive Black Hole Spotted In Tiny, Densely Packed GalaxyInternational Business Times
This teeny, tiny galaxy is hiding a supermassive black holeAstronomy Magazine
I4U News -Express.co.uk -Tasnim News Agency (press release) -The Bobr Times
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All about the Aditya-L1: ISRO's upcoming satellite to unveil secrets of the Sun - Firstpost

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 5:39am

Firstpost

All about the Aditya-L1: ISRO's upcoming satellite to unveil secrets of the Sun
Firstpost
Last weekend's ambitious launch of the $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to get closer than any human-made object in history to the centre of our solar system created ripples across the space community ...
Science: Satellite Sees Double When Snapping Solar Eclipse Pictures from SpaceInfosurhoy

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Not just land heat waves: Oceans in hot water, too - Omaha World-Herald

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:12am

Omaha World-Herald

Not just land heat waves: Oceans in hot water, too
Omaha World-Herald
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves. Off the San Diego coast, scientists earlier this month recorded all-time high seawater temperatures since daily measurements began in 1916. "Just like ...
Marine heat waves wreak havoc on wildlifeThe Daily News of Newburyport
Climate change multiplies harmful marine heatwavesThe Asian Age
Heat Waves: Scientists concern about marine creatures due to record-breaking ocean temperatureInternational Business Times, Singapore Edition

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