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Saturn is the solar system's 'moon king,' with 20 more spotted - Reuters
Saturn is now being recognized as the "moon king" of our solar system, with astronomers spotting 20 more of them orbiting the giant ringed planet, bringing its total count to 82 - three more than Jupiter.
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New asteroid threat revealed: Fourth most dangerous asteroid on course to hit Earth - Express.co.uk
A NEW ASTEROID has been added to the ESA’s “risk list” the space organisation confirm it could collide with the Earth very soon.
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NASA Tests Mars 2020 Rover's Sky Crane Landing Tech - Space.com
Technicians used a crane to lift the rocket-powered descent stage away from the rover.
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Nobel Prize winner says mankind is doomed to remain on Earth forever - BGR
Sometime within the next five years or so, NASA plans on sending humans back to the Moon. Looking to the future, NASA is laying the groundwork for crewed trips to Mars as well, and all of this exci…
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Boeing, SpaceX press towards commercial crew test flights this year - SpaceNews
Boeing plans to perform a pad abort test for its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle in early November and an uncrewed orbital flight in mid-December.
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Elon Musk: SpaceX founder requests help over ‘biggest challenge’ with new rocket - Express.co.uk
ELON MUSK said he would “love to see” someone help overcome one of SpaceX’s biggest challenges, during a recent interview.
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Move Over, Tardigrades — 'Mold Pigs' Are the New Micro-Beast in Town - Livescience.com
A paleobiologist uncovered a never-before-seen microinvertebrate in Domenican amber.
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How Antarctic ice sheets are melting from above and below - National Geographic
Upside-down rivers lapping at the bottoms of ice sheets and brilliant blue mini-lakes dotted on top may be speeding up Antarctic melting.
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Back from the dead: Some corals regrow after 'fatal' warming - Phys.org
For the first time ever, scientists have found corals that were thought to have been killed by heat stress have recovered, a glimmer of hope for the world's climate change-threatened reefs.
https://phys.org/news/2019-10-dead-coral...


Nanoparticles may have bigger impact on the environment than previously thought - Phys.org
Over the last two decades, nanotechnology has improved many of the products we use every day from microelectronics to sunscreens. Nanoparticles (particles that are just a few hundred atoms in size) are ending up in the environment by the ton, but scientists a…
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Small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit plans to send tiny vehicles to Mars - The Verge
Virgin Orbit has big plans to send small spacecraft to Mars, as soon as 2022. The company — an offshoot of Richard Branson’s space tourism company Virgin Galactic — announced today that it is partnering with nearly a dozen Polish universities and a Polish sat…
https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/9/20906...


How a discovery that earned the Nobel Prize in Physics transformed the hunt for alien life - NBC News
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics, given for the discovery of the first exoplanet, changed the way astronomers search for extraterrestrial life.
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A Second Interstellar Visitor Has Arrived in Our Solar System. This Time, Astronomers Think They Know Where It Came From - Livescience.com
When 'Oumuamua passed through our solar system in 2017, no one could figure out where the object came from. But astronomers think they've worked out how Comet 2I/Borisov got here.
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