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Asteroid terror: Fears of human extinction as three monster rocks head towards Earth -
THREE mega asteroids are currently on a course that could see them smash into Earth according to experts, raising fears about the future of the human species.

NASA's billion dollar InSight robot is struggling to dig into the surface of Mars - Daily Mail
NASA's InSight rover has provided the American space agency with weather reports, images and other interesting findings on Mars - but has struggled to probe its surface.

The Raw Materials for Amino Acids - Which are the Raw Materials for Life - Were Found in the Geysers Coming out of Enceladus - Universe Today
According to a recent study, Enceladus' plumes may contain the building blocks of amino acids, which are the building blocks of life!

Paralyzed man able to walk with mind-controlled exoskeleton suit, French researchers say - CBS News
He said it felt like being the first man to walk on the moon

Ancient Greek Scroll's Hidden Contents Revealed Through Infrared Imaging - NPR
More than 200 years ago, a scroll damaged by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius was unrolled and pasted onto cardboard, even though it had writing on the back. New imagery shows some of what's hidden.

The first all-female spacewalk is scheduled for this month - CNN
After the first all-female spacewalk was scrapped in March, NASA has now scheduled another attempt with astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir for October 21.

Twin Baby Stars Caught Feeding from Their Mother, a Twisted 'Pretzel' of Interstellar Dust -
A new image captures a stellar pair — with a twist.

SpaceX’s ‘In-Flight Abort’ Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 booster arrive in Florida - Teslarati
Approaching its second month between launches, SpaceX Falcon 9 boosters and their associated payloads continue to arrive in Florida in preparation for what will likely be a burst of several orbital launches in the final months of 2019. On Tuesday, October 1st…

Astronomers Find Cyanide Gas in Interstellar Object 2I/Borisov, but Don't Panic Like it's 1910 - Universe Today
An international team of astronomers recently obtained spectra from the interstellar comet 2I/Borisov, which confirmed the presence of cyanide gas.

'I Want the Solar System to Become Our Backyard,' Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Says -
Tyson dishes on space after allegations and a "StarTalk" hiatus.

Syracuse native could be the first woman to go on the moon -
Syracuse native and NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps is returning from training in Europe that could lead her to become the first woman on the moon. The Corcoran High School and Le Moyne College alumna is one of 13 women astronauts eligible for the planned 2024 m…

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Tests Descent-Stage Separation - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
A crane lifts the rocket-powered descent stage away from NASA's Mars 2020 rover after technicians tested the pyrotechnic charges that separate the two spacecraft.

New metasurface design can control optical fields in three dimensions -
A team led by scientists at the University of Washington has designed and tested a 3-D-printed metamaterial that can manipulate light with nanoscale precision. As they report in a paper published Oct. 4 in the journal Science Advances, their designed optical …

How plants TALK to each other: Flowers and trees warn neighbours when they're under attack - Daily Mail
Plants have different smells, but when they come under attack, these smells converge into one which all plants can recognise, biologists from Cornell University in New York found.

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