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Neptune-Sized Planet Found Orbiting a Dead White Dwarf Star. Here's the Crazy Part, the Planet is 4 Times Bigger Than the Star - Universe Today
Astronomers have found a Neptune-sized planet orbiting a white dwarf star. It's slowly evaporating the planet's gases, forming a disc.
https://www.universetoday.com/144270/nep...


Friendly floating robot CIMON-2 headed for International Space Station - CNN
On Sunday, SpaceX's Dragon capsule will dock at the International Space Station, bringing supplies, experiments including "mighty mice" -- oh, and a friendly robot to keep the astronauts company for the next three years.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/06/world/cim...


NASA EGS completes first SLS Mobile Launcher fueling tests - NASASpaceflight.com
Across two weekends in November NASA Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) and prime Test and Operations…
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/12/...


Nanocontainer ships titan-size gene therapies and drugs into cells - Phys.org
Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have created a tiny, nanosize container that can slip inside cells and deliver protein-based medicines and gene therapies of any size—even hefty ones attached to the gene-editing tool called CRISPR. If their cr…
https://phys.org/news/2019-12-nanocontai...


Cannibalistic Dinosaurs Went Through a Lot of Teeth - The New York Times
The only known cannibal among dinosaurs replaced its pearly whites more often than scientists expected, and so did some other carnivores.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/06/scien...


Michigan’s most reliable meteor shower, the Geminids, fires up the sky soon - MLive.com
Here's a rundown of when, where and how to see the Geminids meteor shower
https://www.mlive.com/weather/2019/12/mi...


Chandrayaan-2 Found By Citizen Scientist; Reminds Us Of Pluto Discovery - Hackaday
What does Pluto — not the dog, but the non-Planet — have in common with the Vikram lunar lander launched by India? Both were found by making very tiny comparisons to photographs. You…
https://hackaday.com/2019/12/06/chandray...


Interstellar comet Borisov makes its historic flyby Sunday - CNET
It's just the second visitor to be spotted from beyond our solar system and it'll never be closer than it is this weekend.
https://www.cnet.com/news/interstellar-c...


Scientists Find Dead Star Roasting Its Giant Exoplanet - Futurism
"Such a system has never been seen before, and it was immediately clear to me that this was a unique star."
https://futurism.com/the-byte/scientists...


Pyramid-shaped 427-foot asteroid set to whiz past Earth - Fox News
A 427-foot asteroid shaped like a pyramid is set to whiz past Earth on Sunday.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/pyramid-...


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