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Something in The Centre of Our Galaxy Colossally Erupted 3.5 Million Years Ago - ScienceAlert
The centre of the Milky Way galaxy is a relatively calm place now (compared to other galactic centres), but that hasn't always been the case. In fact, just 3.5 million years ago, it was positively riotous - expelling a burst of energy that eventually
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SpaceX to replace Falcon 9’s titanium grid fins with steel on Starship’s Super Heavy booster - Teslarati
Following a question on Twitter about how SpaceX intends to manufacture the truly massive grid fins shown in renders of Starship’s Super Heavy booster, CEO Elon Musk revealed that SpaceX will build them out of welded steel. For the first several years of Falc…
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China grows a cotton plant on the far side of the moon in a biological first - Digital Trends
China has broken new ground, successfully growing cotton on the moon for the first time. The experiment was part of the Chang'e 4 project, in which China is exploring the far side of the moon with a lander. The cotton plant was one of several organisms encase…
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Spitzer Space Telescope sees cosmic bubbles forming around young stars - Digital Trends
Astronomers have imaged a region of the Milky Way using the Spitzer Space Telescope and observed beautiful bubbles surrounding clusters of stars. The region is full of young stars, with new stars being born when dense clouds of dust and gas come together unde…
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How a 'space elevator' could work on Earth or the moon - Business Insider
A space elevator could make it easier, cheaper, and more sustainable to transport cargo and people from the surface of Earth or the moon to space.
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Building Andromeda: Galaxy ended up with stars orbiting at right angles - Ars Technica
Our nearest big neighbor has a complicated history that's hard to explain.
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Cosmic web fuels stars and supermassive black holes - EarthSky
Astronomers probed the cosmic web, a large-scale structure composed of massive filaments of galaxies separated by giant voids. They found the filaments also contained significant amounts of gas, believed to help fuel the galaxies' growth.
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Earth's gravitational-wave detection network has a new observatory - Business Insider
A Japanese observatory is joining Earth's most powerful experiment to detect ripples in spacetime, helping make more detections with greater accuracy.
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Asteroid terror: Human culture wiped out by mega prehistoric rock strike claim scientists - Express.co.uk
A HUGE asteroid strike may have wiped out a human culture in North America 13,000 years ago according to a shock new scientific study.
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India’s space agency delights stargazers with new lunar PHOTOS on International Observe the Moon Night - RT
Encouraging space enthusiasts around the world to celebrate lunar science and exploration, the Indian and US space agencies offered fresh views of our satellite through a trove of photos and a visualization of the Moon's surface.
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We Just Got More Evidence That Great Apes Possess 'Theory of Mind' - ScienceAlert
Like most people, something called a theory of mind allows me to mentally step into another's shoes and imagine their thoughts. But whether we share this talent with other primates is still a matter of debate.
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NASA shares 3D Moon data for CG artists and creators - TechCrunch
If you want to set your movie or game on the Moon, it's not hard to find imagery of our photogenic satellite. But NASA has just released a useful and beautiful new set of data just for creators that includes not just imagery but depth data, making it simple t…
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Scientists hope to digitally unravel scrolls charred by Vesuvius with light 10 billion times brighter than the sun - CNN
Scientists from the University of Kentucky say they hope to perfect a technique to digitally unravel fragile ancient texts that haven't been read in nearly 2,000 years.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/05/us/hercul...


SpaceX's new Starship system may tower over Saturn V moon rocket, SLS - Business Insider
SpaceX's Mars rocket may be millions of pounds heavier and dozens of feet taller than the Apollo-era Saturn V, which sent astronauts to the moon.
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