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August astronomy 2019: Perseid meteor shower and more reasons to look at the night sky - WPVI-TV
Some of the most exciting astronomy events of the month will stretch over several days, including the Perseid meteor shower.

Best Milky Way map yet confirms our galaxy is warped and twisted - CNET
Six years of study and 206,726 images of the sky brought you this incredible galactic map.

NASA shock: Apollo was an inefficient Moon landing but 'impressive' Elon Musk will fix it -
NASA’S Apollo programme was an incredibly ambitious but inefficient way of landing on the Moon, according to a space expert who believes Elon Musk and SpaceX can sort the problem out.

New Finds for Mars Rover, Seven Years After Landing - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA's Curiosity rover is discovering odd rocks halfway into a region called the "clay-bearing unit."

Researchers Discover Proteins That Could Soon Restore Damaged Hearing and Irreversible Deafness - Good News Network
Researchers have just discovered a genetic tool in mice which could soon treat irreversible deafness and hearing loss.

Ocean temperature 'surprises' becoming more common, scientists say -
The warming events, including marine heatwaves, are disrupting marine ecosystems and the people who rely on them, scientists say.

NASA satellite touts 'surprising find of promising world' 31 light-years away -
Shortly after announcing a “hat trick of discoveries,” NASA’s newest planet-hunting satellite is back at it with a “surprising find of promising world.”

What the Success of Lightsail 2 Means for the Future of Space Travel - Digital Trends
The unique spaceship LightSail 2 was recently able to fly through space powered solely by sunlight. This is a remarkable achievement in its own right, but it could have even more profound effects on the future of space travel -- making it possible to visit ot…

Long-term radiation exposure from space travel harms memory, mood - Astronomy Magazine
The new research found irradiated mice were overly anxious, avoided light transitions, couldn't easily learn and remember, and showed behaviors linked to PTSD.

An ancient Mars crater likely spawned a devastating mega-tsunami - BGR
The Mars we know today is dry, dusty, and (probably) devoid of life, but that wasn’t always the case. Scientists believe Mars was once a wet world, with vast oceans that may have or may not h…

SpaceX Clips Dragon's Wings After Investigation - Hackaday
When the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft reached orbit for the first time in 2010, it was a historic achievement. But to qualify for NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program,…

Physicists measure how electrons in transition metals get redistributed within fraction of optical oscillation cycle -
Researchers in the Department of Physics of ETH Zurich have measured how electrons in so-called transition metals get redistributed within a fraction of an optical oscillation cycle. They observed the electrons getting concentrated around the metal atoms with…

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