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Scientists are on the verge of imaging a black hole's shadow for the first time - Salon
Astronomers believe they are on the verge of attaining the first direct image of a black hole’s shadow
https://www.salon.com/2019/02/03/scienti...


Carbon dioxide's boost to trees may not offset its climate impact - Ars Technica
Plants may help clean up our emissions, but their response is complicated.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/02/...


Hey, is that a new galaxy? - Cosmos
Astronomers makes a lucky discovery in the cosmic neighbourhood.
https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/hey-is-...


Mollusk with magnetic teeth could be the key to nanoscale energy sources - SlashGear
A team of scientists have made a new discovery about naturally occurring magnetic materials, which in turn could lead to the development of nanoscale energy sources used to power next generation el…
https://www.slashgear.com/mollusk-with-m...


China has Just Grown a Cotton Plant on the Far Side of the Moon - The Vintage News
China seems to be advancing in the space race, and big time. A group of Chinese scientists developed an experiment to test the sustainability of life on
https://www.thevintagenews.com/2019/02/0...


Will These Massive Geoengineering Projects Fix the Earth—Or Break It? - Singularity Hub
Researchers have begun proposing, testing, and in some cases implementing large-scale projects to radically transform the planet.
https://singularityhub.com/2019/02/03/wi...


The gravity-bending story of Nasa's ingenious space pen - Wired.co.uk
50 years after it made its first flight, the Space Pen is still helping astronauts write in zero gravity
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/spacepen...


Boeing’s astronaut taxi is a go, will launch a test flight next month - Digital Trends
Boeing had problems with the development of their spacecraft, the Starliner, when a propellant leak occurred during testing last year. But now the craft is ready for its first test flight, according to Boeing. Eventually the craft will ferry astronauts from E…
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/...


A ‘living fossil’ galaxy, mysterious space objects and the cave rewriting human history - KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis
The Curiosity rover is moving on, the Hubble Space Telescope made an accidental discovery, and a mysterious object was found on the edge of the solar system -- and that's just some of what happened in space this week. And then there's the cave that's helpin…
https://fox2now.com/2019/02/02/a-living-...


A tiny dinosaur relative named the "Antarctic King” has been discovered at the South Pole - Business Insider
Paleontologists discovered a tiny dinosaur relative at the South Pole, which they've named "Antarctic King." The fossil is some 250 million years old.
https://www.businessinsider.com/dinosaur...


NASA asteroid WARNING: Asteroid could unleash ‘enormous devastation’ if it hit Earth - Express.co.uk
AN ASTEROID eight-times longer than a London double-decker bus will skim past Earth today as experts warn of an increase in asteroids striking the planet.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1...


NASA highlights 10 breathtaking satellite images of Earth from past year - MLive.com
NASA highlights 10 breathtaking satellite images of Earth from past year
https://www.mlive.com/expo/news/g66l-201...


A bizarre interstellar object called 'Oumuamua continues to perplex astronomers a year after it vanished. Here's why a few scientists still wonder if it was alien. - Business Insider
'Oumuamua remains a mystery since its discovery. However, the idea that it's extraterrestrial is based on a lack of data, not extraordinary evidence.
https://www.businessinsider.com/oumuamua...


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