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Russian Space Agency Proposes Putting a Nuclear Power Station on Mars - Sputnik International
Engineers say the power plant can be delivered to the Red Planet using the Zeus – a prospective Russian nuclear-powered space tug design expected to begin...
https://sputniknews.com/science/20210711...


Rare 4.5 Billion-Year-Old Meteorite Could Hold Secrets to Life on Earth - SciTechDaily
Scientists are set to uncover the secrets of a rare meteorite and possibly the origins of oceans and life on Earth, thanks to Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funding. Research carried out on the meteorite, which fell in the UK earlier this ye…
https://scitechdaily.com/rare-4-5-billio...


Image: Hubble glimpses a galactic duo - Phys.org
Two enormous galaxies capture your attention in this spectacular image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope using the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). The galaxy on the left is a lenticular galaxy, named 2MASX J03193743+4137580. The side-on spiral galaxy…
https://phys.org/news/2021-07-image-hubb...


Tiangong space station: The story of 1,000 screws and 60 tons - Inverse
On April 29, China sent the first module of the space station Tiangong to space. Called Tianhe, the module will serve as the base for future developments.
https://www.inverse.com/science/how-chin...


Satellite Images Can Help Predict When Underwater Volcanos are About to Erupt - Universe Today
Predicting volcanic eruptions is notoriously tricky. In large part this is because volcanos are unique, each with their own quirks and personalities: the lessons learned from studying one volcano may not apply directly to another. Luckily, researchers are get…
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/VA/...


Researchers solve the mystery of Jupiter’s strange pulsating X-ray auroras - Digital Trends
Jupiter has many oddities we're still learning about, such as its strange X-rays auroras somewhat comparable to the northern lights here on Earth.
https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/jupit...


What a tiny bone tells us about Neanderthal thinking - CNN
It's easy to think we, Homo sapiens, are unique -- that we represent the acme of evolution and will forever sit atop the great chain of being. But it's definitely plausible that we have gotten too self-important.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/10/world/nea...


SpaceX Cargo Dragon splashes down safely off the coast of Florida - Digital Trends
An uncrewed SpaceX Cargo Dragon capsule carrying research on a return journey from the International Space Station has splashed down off the coast of Florida.
https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/space...


In Antarctica, a lake’s disappearance might offer clues about melting ice shelves - The Washington Post
Was the abrupt event in 2019 connected to the warming climate around the icy continent? It’s too soon to tell, researchers say.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/a...


China wants to launch asteroid-deflecting rockets to save Earth from Armageddon - Livescience.com
Although the asteroid, Bennu, only has a 1-in-2700 chance of hitting Earth, scientists are taking the risk seriously.
https://www.livescience.com/china-rocket...


A Super New Theory to Explain Superconductivity - SciTechDaily
A researcher at the University of Tsukuba introduces a new theoretical model of high-temperature superconductivity, in which electrical current can flow with zero resistance, which may lead to extremely efficient energy generation and transmission. A scientis…
https://scitechdaily.com/a-super-new-the...


Solar storm forecast: 'High-speed' solar winds set to batter Earth this weekend - Daily Express
SOLAR WINDS travelling at speeds of a million miles an hour are expected to batter the planet this weekend and could trigger a geomagnetic storm above Earth.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1...


Yellowstone volcano hit by 351 earthquakes in just two weeks 'No need to freak out' - Daily Express
YELLOWSTONE volcano was rocked by more than 300 earthquakes in the last two weeks alone, with geologists monitoring multiple swarm events across the US national park.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1...


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