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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.
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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.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/OH/...


NASA shock: Apollo was an inefficient Moon landing but 'impressive' Elon Musk will fix it - Express.co.uk
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.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1...


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."
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?f...


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.
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/proteins...


Ocean temperature 'surprises' becoming more common, scientists say - BreakingNews.ie
The warming events, including marine heatwaves, are disrupting marine ecosystems and the people who rely on them, scientists say.
https://www.breakingnews.ie/world/ocean-...


NASA satellite touts 'surprising find of promising world' 31 light-years away - MLive.com
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.”
https://www.mlive.com/news/2019/08/nasa-...


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…
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/...


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.
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/08/lo...


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…
https://bgr.com/2019/08/05/mars-crater-t...


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,…
https://hackaday.com/2019/08/05/spacex-c...


Physicists measure how electrons in transition metals get redistributed within fraction of optical oscillation cycle - Phys.org
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…
https://phys.org/news/2019-08-physicists...


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