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Astrophysicist Who Just Won The Nobel Prize Says We'll Never Colonise Exoplanets - ScienceAlert
It's been a busy week for astrophysicist Michel Mayor.
https://www.sciencealert.com/nobel-winni...


NASA's ICON mission set to launch on Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket - NASASpaceflight.com
Northrop Grumman is ready to launch NASA’s ICON mission aboard its Pegasus XL rocket on…
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/10/...


Engineers Solve 50-Year-Old Puzzle in Signal Processing – Inverse Chirp Z-Transform - SciTechDaily
Something called the fast Fourier transform is running on your cell phone right now. The FFT, as it is known, is a signal-processing algorithm that you use more than you realize. It is, according to the title of one research paper, “an algorithm the whole fam…
https://scitechdaily.com/engineers-solve...


NASA’s new Moon-bound spacesuit is safer, smarter and much more comfortable - TechCrunch
The next Americans to set foot on the Moon will do so in a brand new spacesuit that's based on, but hugely improved from, the original Apollo suits that last went up there in the '70s. With easier entry, better mobility, and improved communications, these won…
http://techcrunch.com/2019/10/10/nasas-n...


Da Vinci's Forgotten Design for the Longest Bridge in the World Proves What a Genius He Was - Livescience.com
It would have been held together by compression only.
https://www.livescience.com/da-vinci-bri...


Full Hunter’s Moon to cast spectacular orange glow in the sky this weekend - NewYorkUpstate.com
The first full moon after the Harvest Moon is a sure sign of fall.
https://www.newyorkupstate.com/weather/2...


Milky Way suspected of kidnapping neighbor's tiny galaxies - CNET
Astronomers investigating dark matter warn that more dwarf-snatching is likely.
https://www.cnet.com/news/milky-way-susp...


Etchings on Egyptian coffin reveal 4,000-year-old 'map for the soul' - Daily Mail
Etchings on a burial shaft have been identified as the oldest copy of 'The Book of Two Ways', an an illustrated guide of the underworld. This 'map for the soul' helps the dead navigate the underworld.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/...


NASA photo shows Milky Way galaxy center in striking detail - Business Insider
NASA's upcoming James Webb Space Telescope will bring "the highest quality image ever obtained of the galactic center," one researcher said.
https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-pho...


Yellowstone volcano: USGS admits 'rare' eruption stunned scientists – 'Extraordinary!' - Express.co.uk
YELLOWSTONE volcano scientists were stunned last year after a rare eruption of one of the geysers in the national park caught them off-guard, a scientist admitted during this month's update.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1...


Social Inequality, Marriage Habits, and Other Clues to Bronze Age Life Revealed in New Study - Gizmodo
A fascinating new study chronicles the family histories of European Bronze Age households, revealing the presence of surprising marital practices, patterns of inheritance, and the unexpected early emergence of social inequality within these homestead farms—in…
https://gizmodo.com/social-inequality-ma...


New species of predatory dinosaur with 'shark-like' teeth discovered in Thailand - CNN
A new species of predatory dinosaur with shark-like teeth has been discovered in Thailand, according to research published on Wednesday.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/10/asia/new-...


Asteroid may collide with Earth, ESA warns: 'Non-zero... probability' - Fox News
Asteroids known as near-Earth objects are among the most dangerous space items, with space agencies around the world keeping a close eye on them. The European Space Agency is paying particular attention to asteroid 2019 SU3, which may collide with Earth as so…
https://www.foxnews.com/science/asteroid...


Inbound interstellar comet Borisov has a toxic tail - CNET
The space rock isn't from around here, but the poisons it carries are.
https://www.cnet.com/news/inbound-inters...


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