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Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa Glows in the Dark - SciTechDaily
New lab experiments re-create the environment of Europa and find that the icy moon shines, even on its nightside. The effect is more than just a cool visual. As the icy, ocean-filled moon Europa orbits Jupiter, it withstands a relentless pummeling of radiatio…
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Watch the fireball-fueled Northern Taurid meteor shower peak this week - CNET
It's not the biggest of the year, but it can be among the most fiery.
https://www.cnet.com/news/watch-the-fire...


NASA chief Jim Bridenstine will reportedly step down under Biden administration - CNET
The former Republican congressman reportedly thinks NASA should have a new chief.
https://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-chief-jim...


Arecibo Observatory suffers more damage as second cable fails - Space.com
It's the second cable snap for Arecibo in just three months.
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Astronauts "very excited" for SpaceX Crew Dragon launch to space station this weekend - CBS News
NASA managers are keeping close tabs on threatening weather from Tropical Storm Eta.
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Men who add nuts to diet can significantly improve sperm quality - Study Finds
The results reveal that including tree nuts in a man's diet dramatically improves sperm count, viability, motility, and morphology.
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NASA Briefing on Mars Sample Return Independent Review - NASA
NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday, Nov. 10, to discuss the findings and recommendations of the report by an agency-commissioned independent board about NASA’s plans with ESA (European Space Agency) for a Mars Sample Return mission.
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Earliest evidence of twins found in grave with two newborn babies that lived about 30,000 years ago - Daily Mail
A DNA analysis of two sets of skeletal remains reveal the earliest evidence of twins. The male infants died some 30,000 years ago. One lived for up to four weeks and the other 14 weeks.
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Mysterious fireball seen in the night sky over New Jersey, Connecticut - WABC-TV
What appeared to be a fireball was seen over the Tri-State Area Sunday night, and the mystery in the night sky has stargazers searching for answers.
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NASA Selects New Science Teams for Astrobiology Research - NASA
The NASA Astrobiology Program announces the selection of eight new interdisciplinary research teams today, inaugurating its Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research (ICAR) program.
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Firefly closes in on debut flight with rocket delivery to Vandenberg launch site - NASASpaceflight.com
Across the world, several startup launch providers such as Relativity Space, Astra, Virgin Orbit, and…
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/11/...


Skull Fossil Shows How Human Cousin Adapted to Changing Climate - The New York Times
A skull found in a South African cave suggests that the species went through a process of microevolution during a chaotic environmental shift.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/scien...


This Tongue-Like Robot Gripper Can Slurp Its Way Into Tight Spaces - Gizmodo
It looks like a tongue, but this robotic trunk developed by the University of New South Wales could be great for sneaking into tight spaces too small for hands.
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Milky Way holds at least 300 MILLION habitable planets, NASA claims - Daily Mail
According to research from NASA, four of them are within just 30 light-years from Earth, with the closest just 20 light-years away, NASA claims.
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Tough, strong and heat-enduring: Bioinspired material to replace plastics - Phys.org
Modern life relies heavily on plastics, even though their petroleum-based production creates serious environmental challenges. Industry currently lacks sustainable alternatives due to their limited mechanical properties or complex manufacturing processes. An …
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