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Tardigrade trapped in amber is a never-before-seen species - Livescience.com
Scientists discovered an incredibly rare fossil suspended in 16 million-year-old amber: a never-before-seen species of tardigrade, a pudgy, aquatic critter that rarely crops up in the fossil record.
https://www.livescience.com/new-tardigra...


Scientists discover Welsh ‘dragon’ dinosaur – the size of a chicken - The Guardian
Pendraig milnerae was related to T rex and likely to have been apex predator despite its size, say experts
https://amp.theguardian.com/science/2021...


Hundreds of weird three-eyed 'dinosaur shrimp' spotted at national monument - CNET
The miniature pink critters basically look like Pokemon, and evolve from eggs like them, too. It's believed they emerged due to heavy rain in Arizona.
https://www.cnet.com/news/hundreds-of-we...


NASA plans 'Armageddon'-style mission to crash into asteroid's moon - New York Post
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, is set to lift off on Nov. 24 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Space Force Base.
https://nypost.com/2021/10/05/nasa-plans...


Planet with iron rainfall is even more extreme than scientists thought - CNN
Droplets of iron rain fall from the sky at night on WASP-67b, a sizzling exoplanet about the size of Jupiter. Now, researchers have also detected calcium in the planet's atmosphere. This suggests the planet is even hotter than scientists expected.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/05/world/iro...


United Arab Emirates to launch bold asteroid mission in 2028 - Space.com
The nation's second interplanetary effort will visit seven different asteroids.
https://www.space.com/united-arab-emirat...


Scientists believe they've discovered a planet that orbits three stars - Salon
Forget about one or two sunsets — three might be possible in this solar system
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/MA/...


The winds within Jupiter's Great Red Spot are gaining speed - Yahoo News
The winds of one of the most recognizable storms in the solar system — Jupiter's Great Red Spot — are speeding up. Why it matters: This weather report for...
https://news.yahoo.com/winds-within-jupi...


Adorable, bloodsucking sea parasite looks just like sushi - Livescience.com
The isopod was discovered off the coast of Japan and is a new aquarium superstar.
https://www.livescience.com/sushi-isopod...


Weird Space Rock Confirmed as Super-Rare Hybrid of Comet And Asteroid - ScienceAlert
Comets and asteroids are both types of rocks that hang out in space, but their differences are pretty pronounced.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/WV/...


This hydrogel tablet can purify a liter of river water in an hour - Phys.org
As much as a third of the world's population does not have access to clean drinking water, according to some estimates, and half of the population could live in water-stressed areas by 2025. Finding a solution to this problem could save and improve lives for …
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/OH/...


Working Overtime: NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock Completes Mission - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the leading center for robotic exploration of the solar system.
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/working-ov...


Perseverance rover on Mars spotted from space in striking new satellite image - Space.com
Percy is moving on to its next drill site in Mars' lonely Jezero Crater.
https://www.space.com/perseverance-mars-...


You Can Stop Putting Spider Silk on Your Wounds - Gizmodo
Researchers found no evidence that spider silk has antibacterial properties, as is commonly believed.
https://gizmodo.com/you-can-stop-putting...


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