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SpaceX Crew Dragon simulator shows what it's like to dock with the ISS - Engadget
SpaceX has introduced a Crew Dragon simulator that shows what it's like to manually dock the capsule with the International Space Station.

Nature crisis: Moths have 'secret role' as crucial pollinators - BBC News
Fluttering creatures of the night are also vital pollinators of plants and flowers, say scientists.

Chinese space junk narrowly missed hitting New York City, report says - Fox News
Space junk from a new Chinese rocket narrowly missed dropping down on New York City Monday night, according to a report, largely burning up in the atmosphere before some of the debris survived long enough to slam into West Africa.

'Water wires' may play bigger role in cellular function -
Each of our cells is surrounded by a complex membrane that functions as a biological border, letting ions and nutrients such as salt, potassium and sugar in and out. The guards are membrane proteins, which do the hard work of permitting or blocking the traffi…

Three Million Light-Year Long Bridge Between Two Galaxy Clusters Warped by Supermassive Black Hole - SciTechDaily
A new study, based on data from ESA’s XMM-Newton and NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatories, sheds new light on a three million light-year long bridge of hot gas linking two galaxy clusters, whose shape is being bent by the mighty activity of a nearby supermassiv…

Scientists Say They've Found the Perfect Spot for a Mars Colony - Futurism
Hiding underground could make life on Mars far less dangerous for settlers.

SpaceX, ULA aim for back-to-back Starlink, spaceplane rocket launches - Teslarati
SpaceX and ULA are just four days away from a ~20-hour period that could see them attempt back-to-back launches of their respective workhorse rockets, potentially sending both Starlink satellites and a US military space plane into orbit. If successful, the tw…

Growing mountains or shifting ground: What is going on in Earth's inner core? -
Exhaustive seismic data from repeating earthquakes and new data-processing methods have yielded the best evidence yet that the Earth's inner core is rotating—revealing a better understanding of the hotly debated processes that control the planet's magnetic fi…

Ancient rocks show high oxygen levels on Earth two billion years ago -
Earth may have been far more oxygen-rich early in its history than previously thought, setting the stage for the evolution of complex life, according to new research by scientists at the University of Alberta and the University of Tartu in Estonia. The study …

Giant meteorite impacts formed parts of moon's crust, scientists reveal - Fox News
New research on a sample of the moon brought back by Apollo 17 has revealed how giant meteorite impacts formed parts of the celestial satellite's crust.

Spacecraft and Ground Telescopes Work Together to Give us Stunning New Pictures of Jupiter - Universe Today
A team of scientists have combined Juno data with observations from the Hubble Telescope and the Gemini Observatory to unlock some of Jupiter's secrets.

Oldest evidence of modern humans found in Bulgarian cave - New York Post
Human bones from a Bulgarian cave suggest our species arrived in Europe thousands of years earlier than previously thought, sharing the continent much longer with Neanderthals. Scientists found fou…

Celestron's StarSense Explorer is Perfect for Nights Stuck at Home - Droid Life
For us in the Pacific Northwest, the weather is starting to get good. Warmer nights lead to better stargazing opportunities, as I won’t have to worry about freezing to death just to look at constellations, planets, and the moon. It also helps that the rainy s…

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