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Planet hunters just spotted a new super-Earth that could support life - CNET
NASA's TESS telescope helps find an exoplanet that may contain liquid water.

NASA's mission to 'touch the sun' surprises during first data delivery - CNET
The Parker Solar Probe has swung past the sun twice, downloading more new science data than expected.

The galaxy is not flat, researchers show in new 3D model of the Milky Way - TechCrunch
Six years of tracking a special class of star have yielded a new and improved 3D model of our galaxy, based on direct observation rather than theoretical frameworks. And although no one ever really thought the Milky Way was flat flat, the curves at its edges …

An asteroid bigger than the Empire State Building is passing by Earth next week - My TV20 Detroit
Scientists say the asteroid will safely pass the Earth at a safe distance.

Good chance of seeing fireballs from Perseid meteor shower, here's how -
Already NASA has been reporting numerous fireball meteors.

Fossil find complicates theory of human evolution - BP News
Analysis of an ancient human tooth appears to have taken one more bite out of the evolutionary narrative.

Hubble spots a football-shaped planet leaking heavy metals into space - Astronomy Magazine
The planet has an upper atmosphere some 10 times hotter than any other world yet measured, which astronomers think is causing heavy metals to stream away from the planet.

Ancient star discovery sheds light on Big Bang mystery - CNN
On the other side of the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers have discovered an ancient star that contains evidence of the very first stars formed after the Big Bang.

Genomic data reveal intense fish harvesting causes rapid evolution -
For the first time, scientists have unraveled genetic changes that cause rapid fish evolution due to intense harvesting—changes that previously had been invisible to researchers.

Strange star found zooming out of our galaxy is fastest of its kind ever seen - Fox News
Atronomers have discovered a new star that's the fastest of its kind in our Milky Way galaxy.

New approach could make HVAC heat exchangers five times more efficient -
Researchers from Tsinghua University and Brown University have discovered a simple way to give a major boost to turbulent heat exchange, a method of heat transport widely used in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Drop of ancient seawater rewrites Earth's history: Research reveals that plate tectonics started on Earth 600 million years before what was believed earlier - Science Daily
The remains of a microscopic drop of ancient seawater has assisted in rewriting the history of Earth's evolution when it was used to re-establish the time that plate tectonics started on the planet.

Potentially habitable planet found in new solar system - Yahoo News
An international team of astronomers has discovered a new solar system with a planet that could be habitable, a Spanish astrophysicist who led the research s...

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