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Japan Just Bombed an Asteroid in Our Solar System, For Science - ScienceAlert
Japan's space agency said it successfully dropped a small bomb on an asteroid on Friday as part of its mission to better understand the history of the Solar System.

International Space Station teeming with bacteria and fungi that can corrode spacecraft, study finds - The Independent
‘The influence of the indoor microbiome on human health becomes more important for astronauts during flights due to altered immunity associated with space flight,’ says researcher

Reddit's 'Change My View' community becomes a dedicated site - Engadget
Reddit's 'Change My View' community has outgrown its roots and now has its own site with paid staff and a little help from Alphabet.

NASA Hubble Telescope uncovers ‘gateway to heaven’ at centre of the universe, wacky conspiracy theorists cla - The Sun
The strange image of a black hole was first released in 1992

First Photos of a Black Hole's Event Horizon May Be Revealed on Wednesday - The Weather Channel
The Event Horizon Telescope has been focused on two supermassive black holes for the past two years. The results will be unveiled on Wednesday.

The explosive fury of an airplane toilet flushing might be a lot quieter soon - BGR
The frequent fliers amongst you will no doubt be aware that newer airplanes come with increasingly quieter cabins, which can make long flights a little more bearable, but can also be something of a…

International Alien invasion? No, just a Northern Lights experiment Kevin Jeanes 8:30 AM, Apr 07 - ABC15 Arizona
The Northern Lights were forecasted to be weak over Norway Friday night, but two rockets launched by NASA created a much bigger show for hundreds of miles.

Astronomers Discover a Heavy Metal Fragment of a Planet - SciTechDaily
Astronomers discover a fragment of a planet in a disc of debris formed from destroyed planets, which the star ultimately consumes.

Beresheet successfully completes lunar capture maneuver - The Jerusalem Post
The spacecraft has now been captured by the moon's gravity and will begin circling it.

Concerns over Roundup persist -
HESPERIA — While many claim Roundup is safe, landscapers and property owners from across the High Desert are concerned after the Los

Scientists close in on mysterious Mars methane - EarthSky
For the first time, an in-situ measurement of methane on Mars - made by NASA's Curiosity rover - has been independently confirmed from orbit, by ESA's Mars Express. Could it be a clue to Mars life?

New evidence for life in a Martian meteorite? - EarthSky
The discovery of fossilized microbes in Martian meteorites has been claimed before. Now scientists in Hungary add a new study of the ALH-77005 meteorite, with some intriguing new evidence.

Sydney Brenner, who helped decipher genetic code, dies at 92 - Phys.Org
Sydney Brenner, a Nobel Prize-winning biologist who helped decipher the genetic code and whose research on a roundworm sparked a new field of human disease research, has died. He was 92.

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