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SpaceX plans to test Crew Dragon's launch escape system on January 18th - Engadget
SpaceX will find out if its crew capsule can get away during the ascent stage.
https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/12/spac...


Dying Fish Revealed Congo Is World's Deepest River - Livescience.com
River rapids launched the deep-dwelling fish up so fast that the animals got the bends.
https://www.livescience.com/congo-river-...


Gasification Goes Green: Low-Temp Photocatalyst Slashes Carbon Footprint for Syngas - SciTechDaily
Rice University engineers have created a light-powered nanoparticle that could shrink the carbon footprint of a major segment of the chemical industry. The particle, tiny spheres of copper dotted with single atoms of ruthenium, is the key component in a green…
https://scitechdaily.com/gasification-go...


Ancient Egyptian North Star Eclipsed By Astronomical Discovery - Ancient Origins
The star used by ancient Egyptians as their North Star has just been discovered to be one part of a pair of binary stars that periodically eclipse one another, according to NASA scientists.
https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-sci...


'Space unites us': First Iranian-American astronaut reaches for stars - Yahoo News
Jasmin "Jaws" Moghbeli earned her fierce nickname during her time as a decorated helicopter gunship pilot who flew more than 150 missions in Afghan...
https://news.yahoo.com/space-unites-us-f...


NASA welcomes 11 new astronauts ready for spaceflight assignments - WPVI-TV
NASA's newest class of astronauts just graduated and they are ready for space missions to the International Space Station, the Moon and someday Mars
https://6abc.com/5839588


Hubble Finds Teeny Tiny Clumps of Dark Matter - Universe Today
Using data from Hubble and the gravitational lensing technique, a team of astronomers have found definitive evidence that Dark Matter is indeed "cold".
https://www.universetoday.com/144577/hub...


Dead alligators dropped deep into the sea lead to a surprising find - CNET
Say "bone appétit" to a new skeleton-eating worm species.
https://www.cnet.com/news/dead-alligator...


Space Photos of the Week: Swooning for the Swan Nebula - WIRED
New imagery provides insight into how the giant cloud got its distinct shape.
https://www.wired.com/story/space-photos...


NASA planet-hunter telescope locates first Earth-sized planet in habitable zone - Digital Trends
NASA's planet-hunting telescope TESS has made an exciting discovery -- a planet the size of Earth which could potentially host liquid water. The planet TOI 700 d is located just on the inner edge of its system's habitable zone, with the other system planets T…
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/...


Here’s when you can watch SpaceX blow up a rocket (on purpose!) - BGR
In its pursuit of revolutionizing many aspects of the space industry, SpaceX has never been shy about its failures. In fact, it’s made a habit of celebrating them at every opportunity, casual…
https://bgr.com/2020/01/11/spacex-rocket...


A space-age breakthrough could make satellite coverage cheaper than ever - Inverse
Researchers have developed a means to blanket the Earth with very little.
https://www.inverse.com/article/62219-sc...


Scientists detected ripples in space and time from a potentially new class of collision in the universe. Their observatory cracked a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein. - Business Insider
The collision might have produced hundreds of Earths' worth of gold and platinum. But some signs indicate the metals disappeared into a black hole.
https://www.businessinsider.com/gravitat...


What are black holes? | Space - EarthSky
Black holes are among the most bizarre and enigmatic objects in the modern universe. Click in for a black hole introduction.
https://earthsky.org/space/definition-wh...


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