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Tardigrade trapped in amber is a never-before-seen species -
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

United Arab Emirates to launch bold asteroid mission in 2028 -
The nation's second interplanetary effort will visit seven different asteroids.

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

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...

Adorable, bloodsucking sea parasite looks just like sushi -
The isopod was discovered off the coast of Japan and is a new aquarium superstar.

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.

This hydrogel tablet can purify a liter of river water in an hour -
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 …

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.

Perseverance rover on Mars spotted from space in striking new satellite image -
Percy is moving on to its next drill site in Mars' lonely Jezero Crater.

You Can Stop Putting Spider Silk on Your Wounds - Gizmodo
Researchers found no evidence that spider silk has antibacterial properties, as is commonly believed.

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