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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.

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.

NASA EGS completes first SLS Mobile Launcher fueling tests -
Across two weekends in November NASA Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) and prime Test and Operations…

Nanocontainer ships titan-size gene therapies and drugs into cells -
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…

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.

Michigan’s most reliable meteor shower, the Geminids, fires up the sky soon -
Here's a rundown of when, where and how to see the Geminids meteor shower

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…

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.

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."

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.

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