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Incredible Sahara Dust Plume Sweeping Across The Atlantic Is Largest on Record - ScienceAlert
Dust plumes are a natural phenomenon, part of Earth's nutrient cycle. They occur when high-velocity winds pick up tiny dry particles from the Earth's surface and carry them long distances. Every summer, dust plumes from Africa's Sahara desert travel
https://www.sciencealert.com/watch-this-...


These stunning pictures captured Comet Neowise soaring through the sky. Here's how you can see it for yourself - CNN
A three-mile wide comet named "NEOWISE" has lit up the skies, wowing people across the globe.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/13/world/com...


Astronomers perplexed by "Odd Radio Circles," a new class of cosmic phenomenon - Salon
Invisible in all wavelengths except radio, four Odd Radio Circles have been discovered so far
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/NY/...


Researchers made a medical wearable using a pencil and paper - Engadget
Cheap paper and pencil-based medical wearables could one day replace expensive health monitors.
https://www.engadget.com/university-of-m...


Watching the Skies: Jupiter in opposition - WOODTV.com
Jupiter will come into opposition the night of July 13, meaning Earth will be between the sun and Jupiter and Jupiter will be directly opposite the sun
https://www.woodtv.com/weather/watching-...


New AI Predicts Which Planets Are Going to Smash Into Each Other - Futurism
SPOCK looks into the future — and sees which distant worlds will survive.
https://futurism.com/the-byte/ai-predict...


Gigantic 'superflare' spotted on nearby star - Fox News
Astronomers in Japan have spotted a huge “superflare” emerging from a nearby star.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/gigantic...


Alabama-built rocket set to power NASA mission to Mars this summer - Yellowhammer News
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has been attached to the top of the Alabama-built rocket that will send it toward the Red Planet in the coming weeks.
https://yellowhammernews.com/alabama-bui...


SpaceX launch of first South Korean military satellite delayed Tuesday - CNET
The satellite will launch atop a Falcon 9, but not on July 14 as planned.
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/spacex-launc...


New solar material could clean drinking water - Phys.org
Providing clean water to soldiers in the field and citizens around the world is essential, and yet one of the world's greatest challenges. Now a new super-wicking and super-light-absorbing aluminum material developed with Army funding could change that.
https://phys.org/news/2020-07-solar-mate...


Andean condor can fly for 100 miles without flapping wings - The Guardian
World’s largest soaring bird flaps wings only 1% of time in flight, study shows
https://amp.theguardian.comenvironment/2...


Antique vampire-slaying kit up for auction. Bible, crucifix and pistol included. - Livescience.com
When vampires come calling, it's important to be prepared
https://www.livescience.com/vampire-slay...


Puzzling ‘Planet Nine’ May Be a Grapefruit-Sized Black Hole - Nerdist
Scientists at Harvard say that our solar system's mysterious "Planet Nine" may actually be a grapefruit-sized "primordial" black hole.
https://nerdist.com/article/planet-nine-...


SLS Core Stage Green Run campaign moving into propulsion system checkouts - NASASpaceflight.com
Boeing is getting ready to conduct the next phase of the Green Run test campaign…
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/07/...


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