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Triple-star system's strange antics entrance scientists digging through 125 years of data - Space.com
"It was as if somebody had just created a telescope that was a time machine."
https://www.space.com/binary-star-eclips...


NASA declares Mars lander InSight's burrowing 'mole' is dead - CNET
Sleep tight, little mole. Your big dreams couldn't compete with Mars' crazy soil.
https://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-declares-...


Dobbs to join NASA Astronaut to answer STEM questions - Steelers.com
Josh Dobbs will be joining NASA Astronaut Victor Glover, who is aboard the International Space Station, to answer questions from STEM students
https://www.steelers.com/news/dobbs-to-j...


Astronomers see a Hint of the Gravitational Wave Background to the Universe - Universe Today
Astronomers have found evidence of faint gravitational waves using an array of pulsars in our galaxy.
https://www.universetoday.com/149628/ast...


New state of matter in one-dimensional quantum gas - Phys.org
As the story goes, the Greek mathematician and tinkerer Archimedes came across an invention while traveling through ancient Egypt that would later bear his name. It was a machine consisting of a screw housed inside a hollow tube that trapped and drew water up…
https://phys.org/news/2021-01-state-one-...


Game of Thrones dire wolves were real. We now know why they went extinct - CNET
DNA evidence shows that the now famous -- and extinct -- dire wolf species couldn't mate with gray wolves.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/ND/...


Nasa finds there are far fewer galaxies than previously thought - Daily Mail
New measurements taken by researchers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore put numbers in the hundreds of billions, rather than the previously reported two trillion.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/...


Magnetic 'Highway' Channels Material Out of Cigar Galaxy - NASA
New research shows that magnetic fields are contributing to the expulsion of material from the Cigar galaxy, or Messier 82, a well-known example of a starburst galaxy with a distinctive, elongated shape.
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/magnetic-hi...


Oldest quasar and supermassive black hole discovered in the distant universe - CNN
The most distant quasar and the earliest known supermassive black hole have been discovered, shedding light on how massive galaxies formed in the early universe.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/world/mos...


How the famed Arecibo telescope fell—and how it might rise again - Science Magazine
Engineering failures and a harsh climate conspired in telescope’s sudden collapse
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/01/...


Next-generation Dragon cargo spacecraft returns from space station - SpaceNews
The first in SpaceX’s new generation of Dragon cargo spacecraft completed its mission with a splashdown off the Florida coast Jan. 13.
https://spacenews.com/next-generation-dr...


Building a giant 2-D map of the universe to prepare for the largest 3-D map - Phys.org
Before DESI, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, can begin its 5-year mission from an Arizona mountaintop to produce the largest 3-D sky map yet, researchers first needed an even bigger 2-D map of the universe.
https://phys.org/news/2021-01-giant-d-un...


Astronomers Find an Astonishing 'Super-Earth' That's Nearly as Old as The Universe - ScienceAlert
It turns out that planets can live a very long time indeed.
https://www.sciencealert.com/an-astonish...


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