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See the Perseids meteor shower peak tonight (August 12)! - Boing Boing
See the Perseids meteor shower peak tonight (August 12)!
https://boingboing.net/2019/08/12/see-th...


Astronomers Uncover Dozens of Previously Unknown Ancient and Massive Galaxies - Universe Today
An international team of astronomers led by the University of Tokyo used ALMA to view 39 previously-undiscovered ancient galaxies.
https://www.universetoday.com/143140/ast...


Astronomers Spot Unprecedented Flashes From Our Galaxy's Black Hole - Gizmodo
An attempt to prove Einstein’s hallmark theory of gravity revealed something even freakier: an unprecedented flash from the black hole at the center of our galaxy.
https://gizmodo.com/astronomers-spot-unp...


Astronauts Test New Spacesuits for SpaceX's First Crewed Test Flight - Geek
Looks like white and gray are the new orange. NASA offered a glimpse of the sleek, new spacesuits astronauts will be wearing for SpaceX’s Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station as part …
https://www.geek.com/news/astronauts-tes...


Propulsion test article demonstrates Orion abort stress case at White Sands - NASASpaceflight.com
NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and contractor personnel conducted an Abort To Orbit (ATO) test…
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/08/...


First cells may have emerged because building blocks of proteins stabilized membranes - Phys.org
Life on Earth arose about 4 billion years ago when the first cells formed within a primordial soup of complex, carbon-rich chemical compounds.
https://phys.org/news/2019-08-cells-emer...


Northern tropical dry trend may just be normal variation - Phys.org
Rainfall variations in the tropics not only potentially influence 40% of the world's population and the stability of the global ecosystem, but also the global hydrologic cycle and energy balance.
https://phys.org/news/2019-08-northern-t...


Dark matter shock: Scientists speculate mystery substance predates the Big Bang - Express.co.uk
DARK MATTER is arguably the Universe’s most elusive substance, with scientists now speculating dark matter could actually pre-date the Big Bang itself.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1...


ESA confirms second ExoMars parachute test failure - SpaceNews
ESA said Aug. 12 another test of the parachutes that will be used on the ExoMars 2020 lander mission failed last week, putting its schedule into jeopardy.
https://spacenews.com/esa-confirms-secon...


Cloaked Black Hole Found Hidden Behind Gas Cloud in Early Universe - Space.com
It's the most distant cloaked black hole discovered to date.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/NE/...


A new timeline of Earth's cataclysmic past - Science Daily
Recent research shows that our planet may have been pummeled with asteroids long before some scientists had previously thought.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20...


Global Warming Is Changing the Winds Off Antarctica, Driving Ice Melt - InsideClimate News
A new study connects the dots between climate change and faster melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which has consequences for sea level rise.
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/12082...


Researchers grow Lokiarchaea in special tank over 12-year study - Phys.org
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Japan has succeeded in cultivating samples of Lokiarchaea in a special tank in their lab. They have published a paper describing their work on the bioRxiv preprint server as they await publication.
https://phys.org/news/2019-08-lokiarchae...


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