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End of the world? This distant dead planet could be a preview of Earth's final fate - USA TODAY
In a new study released Thursday, scientists said they'd discovered one of the first small planet fragments in orbit around a dead white dwarf star.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati...


We're About to See The First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole. Here's What It Might Be Like - ScienceAlert
The year 2019 is here. With it, we've been promised a splendid moment in astronomy. For years, the Event Horizon Telescope has been working to bring us the first ever telescopic photograph of the event horizon of a black hole.
https://www.sciencealert.com/we-re-about...


Soyuz launch completes first-generation O3b constellation - SpaceNews
European launch provider Arianespace completed SES’s first-generation O3b constellation April 4 with the Soyuz launch of four satellites.
https://spacenews.com/soyuz-launch-compl...


Ancient four-legged whale thrived both in sea and on land - New York Post
WASHINGTON – Scientists have unearthed fossils in a coastal desert of southern Peru of a four-legged whale that thrived both in the sea and on land about 43 million years ago in a discovery t…
https://nypost.com/2019/04/04/ancient-fo...


The Starhops Have Begun! - Universe Today
After a minor delay, SpaceX has conducted the first successful hop test of their Starship Hopper, a key step in validating the systems that will go into the full-scale prototype.
https://www.universetoday.com/141914/the...


Earth's carbon dioxide levels highest in 3 million years, study says - USA TODAY
Carbon dioxide – the gas scientists say is most responsible for global warming – has reached levels in our atmosphere not seen in 3 million years, scientists announced.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati...


Japan is about to bomb an asteroid, and you can watch here - CNET
JAXA's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has a tumultuous relationship with the asteroid Ryugu that's about to get more dramatic.
https://www.cnet.com/news/japan-is-about...


8 of the surviving Apollo astronauts got together for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and Buzz Aldrin's outfit stole the show - INSIDER
Eight of the surviving Apollo astronauts got together to celebrate the 50th moon landing anniversary at an event in New York City.
https://www.thisisinsider.com/apollo-ast...


“It Can’t Be Real” –Blobs of Solar Wind 50-500 Times Size of Earth - The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
When Simone Di Matteo first saw the patterns in his data, it seemed too good to be true. “It’s too perfect!” Di Matteo, a space physicist at the University of L’Aquila in Italy, recalled thinking. “It can’t be real.” And it wasn’t, he’d soon find out. Di Matt…
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/IA/...


Curiosity Captured Two Solar Eclipses on Mars - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Observing the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos crossing in front of the Sun helps scientists better understand their orbits.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/AL/...


Electricity-conducting bacteria yield secret to tiny batteries, big medical advances - Phys.org
Scientists have made a surprising discovery about how strange bacteria that live in soil and sediment can conduct electricity. The bacteria do so, the researchers determined, through a seamless biological structure never before seen in nature—a structure scie…
https://phys.org/news/2019-04-electricit...


Fortnite: What parents need to know about the online game - CBS News
Dr. Sue Varma joined "CBS This Morning" to discuss the warning signs parents need to look out for
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fortnite-wh...


Solar wind: And the blobs just keep on coming - Science Daily
Scientists re-inspected 45-year-old Helios data, finding long trains of massive blobs -- like lava lamp's otherworldly bubbles, but 50 to 500 times the size of Earth -- that ooze from the sun every 90 minutes or so.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/WI/...


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