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Asteroid alert: NASA tracks a 'potentially hazardous' 1,800FT rock on Earth approach - Express.co.uk
AN ASTEROID dubbed “potentially hazardous” by space agency NASA will come incredibly close to Earth next week, NASA’s asteroid trackers have confirmed.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1...


Cosmic dangers: Betelgeuse supernova prompts fears cataclysm could strike 'closer to home' - Express.co.uk
THE SUPERNOVA explosion of the nearby star Betelgeuse has prompted some experts to consider the possibility of equally cataclysmic threats close to Earth.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1...


The earth is the closest it ever gets to the sun Saturday night - WSYR
SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) The perihelion happens Saturday night. It’s when the earth is at a point in its orbit that is closest to the sun. The exact time this will happen is 2:48 a.m. EST January 5. …
https://www.localsyr.com/weather/the-ear...


Elon Musk says internet beaming Starlink satellite system is ‘not ready yet’ - Hindustan Times
Elon Musk has confirmed that SpaceX’s Starlink satellite system isn’t ready for launch yet.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/tech/elon...


Venus may be the only other planet with active volcanoes - Salon
The finding would mark the first time humans observed an active volcano on another planet
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/MD/...


Space Photos of the Week: Postcards From a Martian Winter - WIRED
NASA's HiRise camera captures white carbon dioxide frost on a scarlet wonderland.
https://www.wired.com/story/space-photos...


NASA Lost Contact With Spacecraft Designed to Study Planets Outside Our Solar System - SciTechDaily
Mission operators at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have lost contact with the ASTERIA satellite, a briefcase-sized spacecraft designed to study planets outside our solar system. The last successful communication with ASTERIA, short…
https://scitechdaily.com/nasa-lost-conta...


Geoengineering Wouldn't Be Enough to Stop Greenland From Melting - Gizmodo
When the Greenland ice sheet went into a record meltdown in the summer of 2019, it raised a very terrifying specter of the future. Here was a 12.5-billion-ton mass of ice—one that’s been melting at a quickening pace since the 1980s—melting in a way scientists…
https://earther.gizmodo.com/geoengineeri...


In Artemis program, NASA to send astronauts to the moon again. This time, the crew will include a woman. - The Washington Post
The project focuses on lunar exploration, but it has a larger goal: Advancing a future crewed mission to Mars.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/i...


Best viewing for the Quadrantid Meteor Shower - KWCH
One of the biggest meteor showers of the year, the annual Quadrantid shower, will happen early Saturday morning
https://www.kwch.com/content/news/Best-v...


How a 70-Year-Old Dino-Size Mystery May Have Finally Been Solved - Atlas Obscura
Was it a teenage T. rex or another species entirely?
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/ty...


Treating the first known blood clot in space - CNN
When astronauts encounter a medical risk on the International Space Station 250 miles up from the Earth's surface, it's not exactly easy for a doctor to make a house call.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/03/health/as...


Physicist Proposes Turning the Sun Into a Gigantic Engine - VICE
“That’s the new result of the paper: What exactly is possible if you have a Dyson sphere and you want to use it to drive a jet to push a star around?”
https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/5dmpq...


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