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Astronomers Discover Activity on Distant Centaur Planetary Object - SciTechDaily
Centaurs are minor planets believed to have originated in the Kuiper Belt in the outer solar system. They sometimes have comet-like features such as tails and comae—clouds of dust particles and gas—even though they orbit in a region between Jupiter and Neptun…

Large asteroid discovered between Mars and Jupiter with an estimated value of $10 quintillion - KTRK-TV
NASA scientists discovered a large asteroid with value larger than our world's economy that they intend to study.

NASA Spacecraft Captures Far More Asteroid Samples than Expected - VOA Learning English
The NASA spacecraft that recently collected rocks from an asteroid captured far more material than expected. The American space agency said the sample was so large, it blocked the container door of the collector.

Humans have been living aboard the International Space Station for 20 years. What comes next? - The Washington Post
The space station is old. It leaks from time to time, requiring patches like the ones the astronauts installed last month. The toilet breaks. But astronauts have somehow managed to live aboard the outpost continuously for 20 years.

Research Shows NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Will Reveal Hidden Galaxies - SciTechDaily
Two new studies from the University of Melbourne will help the largest, most powerful and complex space telescope ever built to uncover galaxies never before seen by humanity. The papers are published in The Astrophysical Journal and the Monthly Notices of th…

NASA finds more evidence of Jovian sprites - Boing Boing
New data from the Juno spacecraft gives more evidence that sprites arcing hundreds of miles occur in the atmosphere of Jupiter. These transient luminous events, or TLEs, were captured with UV senso…

VIDEO: Halloween 'blue moon' shines over downtown LA - KABC-TV
Check out AIR7 HD video of the "blue moon" on Halloween over downtown Los Angeles, the first one since 1944.

A deep look at how financial markets are designed - MIT News
Haoxiang Zho, professor in the MIT Sloan School of Management, is an expert on how market design and structure influence asset prices and investors. Over the last decade, his theoretical and empirical studies have illuminated market behavior and gained an aud…

‘What the heck?’ Plymouth woman finds 19th century fencing sword while digging in her back yard - Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News
PLYMOUTH, MASS. (WHDH) - A Plymouth woman digging in her backyard found something stranger than treasure — a 19th century fencing sword. “I hit metal,...

New NASA posters share galactic horrors for Halloween -
Although our universe is full of wonders, it's equally riddled with horrors.

Based on Kepler Data, There’s a 95% Chance of an Earth-Like Planet Within 20 Light-Years - Universe Today
Combining data from the retired Kepler mission with the Gaia Observatory, a team of scientists have produced new estimates for how many habitable planets could be out there.

Look up! November to see two meteor showers, lunar eclipse - 10News
The Northern Taurid meteor shower, Leonid meteor shower, and a penumbral lunar eclipse can be seen this November.

Ogre-Faced Spiders: These Spiders Can Hear – Even Though They Have No Ears - SciTechDaily
Ogre-faced spiders, named for their massive eyes, hide during the day and hunt by night, dangling from Florida palm fronds and casting silk nets on insects on the ground and in the air. In addition to their incredible night vision, these spiders also can hear…

In Historic First, NASA Lands on Asteroid and Collects Samples of Debris That Helped Formed Our Earth - Good News Network
NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft landed on an asteroid (Bennu) to retrieve a sample of primordial dust and rock to return to Earth.

Hubble telescope spots a 'Greater Pumpkin' in space for Halloween -
No pumpkin patch necessary to see this one, Linus and Charlie Brown.

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