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Enjoy your cool, productive lockdown — I'll be over here, eating trash and panicking - New York Post
For all fellow New Yorkers using lockdown to shape up, grow and evolve, you're on my mind as I dig into my stash of peanut butter cups.

The Impact of Coronavirus to NASA's Missions on This Week @NASA – March 27, 2020 - NASA
The impact of coronavirus to NASA’s missions, prelaunch training continues for the next space station crew, and launch preparations for Orion … a few of the ...

Scientists found a secret in old Voyager 2 data. This is why we need to revisit Uranus and Neptune - CNN
The wealth of data captured by NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft when it flew by Uranus some 34 years ago holds secrets that are reminding scientists of why we need to go back to the ice giants, including Neptune.

Brightening comet Atlas could soon lift your gaze and spirits just a little - CNET
It could be the brightest comet in the sky in decades, if it doesn't crack up first.

Scientists find a way to extract color from black -
Scientists have developed a way of extracting a richer palette of colours from the available spectrum by harnessing disordered patterns inspired by nature that would typically be seen as black.

NASA installs 10.9 million names on the Mars Perseverance rover - CNET
If you signed up for NASA's Send Your Name to Mars campaign, then you're now on board.

Seismometers Worldwide Detect Decrease in Human Activity Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns - Gizmodo
Seismometers around the world are recording the decreased seismic activity resulting from people staying home amid covid-19 social distancing orders.

Coronavirus pandemic's global impact seen from space in chilling satellite images -
"Social distancing" makes planet Earth look like a ghost town.

ALMA resolves gas impacted by young jets from supermassive black hole -
Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The team found that the disruption is caused by young powerful jets ejected fro…

Planetary defenders validate asteroid deflection code -
Planetary defense researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) continue to validate their ability to accurately simulate how they might deflect an Earth-bound asteroid in a study that will be published in the April issue of the American Geophy…

Neanderthals didn't just hunt mammoths. They actually knew how to fish, researchers discover. - USA TODAY
A new study suggests that Neanderthals were skilled fishermen and that seafood was a key ingredient in their diets.

A device for the early detection of certain eyesight problems -
EPFL researchers have developed a device that can zoom in on previously invisible cells at the back of the eye. The technology could be extremely useful for ophthalmologists, in particular for detecting age-related macular degeneration early and assessing new…

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