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TESS Finds its First Earth-Sized World in the Habitable Zone of a Star - Universe Today
It's a first for TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. The NASA spacecraft just found its first Earth-sized world in a star's habitable zone.
https://www.universetoday.com/144528/tes...


NASA finally rolls out completed core of its massive new rocket - The Verge
NASA has rolled out the completed core section of its massive new rocket, the Space Launch System. The core stage, manufactured in New Orleans, Louisiana, is now heading to Mississippi where it will undergo a crucial test.
https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/8/210573...


Massive Wave of Stellar Nurseries Revealed by New Map of Milky Way – “No Astronomer Expected” - SciTechDaily
Interconnected stellar nurseries form the largest gaseous structure ever observed in the Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers at Harvard University have discovered a monolithic, wave-shaped gaseous structure — the largest ever seen in our galaxy — made up of interco…
https://scitechdaily.com/massive-wave-of...


Cuttlefish given 3D glasses to determine how they judge distance - Guardian News
Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-1aszCe...


Moon river: Rocket part ferried on the mighty Mississippi - Yahoo News
With a brass band playing and a parade of workers sporting Mardi Gras beads, a huge component of a new rocket system was wheeled slowly from a New Orleans sp...
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/NC/...


NASA's New Planet Tracker, NEID - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
A new NASA-funded planet-hunting instrument has been installed on the WIYN telescope, on Arizona’s Kitt Peak. NEID (pronounced “NOO-id,” rhymes with fluid) i...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq-xtBYI...


Researchers solve protein structure associated with inherited retinal diseases - Phys.org
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have reported the first structural model for a key enzyme, and its activating protein, that can play a role in some genetically inherited eye diseases like retinitis pigmentosa and night blindness.
https://phys.org/news/2020-01-protein-in...


There will be a new brightest star in the sky, when it explodes in about 60 years - CNN
Around 2083, give or take a few years, we may spot a bright blazing star in the sky that seems new. But its the remains of an explosive event between two stars with temporary brightness.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/SD/...


Study: How US sewage plants can remove medicines from wastewater - Phys.org
A study of seven wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern United States reveals a mixed record when it comes to removing medicines such as antibiotics and antidepressants.
https://phys.org/news/2020-01-sewage-med...


Scientists may have found the missing link between brain matter and consciousness - The Next Web
A team of researchers from Germany and Greece recently identified several new properties of the human brain that could explain how our unique intelligence and consciousness emerges. Science ...
https://thenextweb.com/?p=1264641


Check Out This Incredibly Beautiful New Image of Our Home Galaxy - Futurism
"It’s incredible to see our galactic center in detail we’ve never seen before."
https://futurism.com/the-byte/beautiful-...


Double-checking the science: Ocean acidification does not impair the behavior of coral reef fishes - Phys.org
Sometimes it helps to check the facts. You may be surprised what you find.
https://phys.org/news/2020-01-double-che...


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