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Harnessing the Dark Side: Optical Singularities Could Be Used for a Wide Range of Applications - SciTechDaily
When we think about singularities, we tend to think of massive black holes in faraway galaxies or a distant future with runaway AI, but singularities are all around us. Singularities are simply a place where certain parameters are undefined. The North and Sou…
https://scitechdaily.com/harnessing-the-...


In 1978 Carl Sagan boldly called out 'Star Wars' for being too white - Upworthy
The audience reaction is as interesting as Sagan's precise observations.
https://www.upworthy.com/in-1978-carl-sa...


Moon wobble to bring surge in coastal flooding in 2030s, NASA study predicts - CNN
Coastal communities in the United States, be forewarned. A "dramatic" surge in high-tide floods is just over a decade away for nearly all US mainland coastlines, Hawaii and Guam, according to NASA.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/13/us/moon-w...


Strange chemical on Venus may come from volcanoes, not life - Space.com
The plot thickens in the case of Venusian phosphine.
https://www.space.com/venus-volcanoes-co...


40-Year Mystery Solved: Source of Jupiter's X-Ray Flares Uncovered - NASA
A puzzler about the gas giant’s intense northern and southern lights has been deciphered.
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/40-year...


If we want to look for life on Europa, we’d better bring a drill - Ars Technica
Impacts and radiation ensure any interesting chemicals won't last at the surface.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07/...


NASA, ESA Partner in New Effort to Address Global Climate Change - NASA
NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have formed a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership to observe Earth and its changing environment.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-...


No, there isn't a solar storm headed to Earth today - WRAL.com
While a number of articles point to an approaching solar storm, NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center forecasts put probabilities around 1%
https://www.wral.com/no-there-isn-t-a-so...


We Now Have Precise Math to Describe How Black Holes Reflect The Universe - ScienceAlert
A new set of equations can precisely describe the reflections of the Universe that appear in the warped light around a black hole.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/PA/...


New photos from Ingenuity's 9th flight help refine science goals for Perseverance - Space.com
Images taken by the Ingenuity helicopter reveal details of the surface of Mars that can't be seen with orbiting cameras.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/NE/...


NASA’S Lucy Spacecraft Will Carry a Time Capsule for Future Earthlings - Gizmodo
The hope is that a future human civilization will find the spacecraft's message.
https://gizmodo.com/nasa-s-lucy-spacecra...


SpaceX prepares for first Super Heavy static fire - NASASpaceFlight.com - NASASpaceflight.com
SpaceX is readying for the first static firing of Raptor engines connected to the base…
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/07/...


DMT: the strongest psychedelic you’ve never heard of - Big Think
Some scientists believe that DMT could revolutionize the treatment of depression.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/SC/...


A mysterious array of bright lights just appeared on the space station live-stream and people are worried - indy100
A cluster of bright lights has been spotted via a space station live stream—and people are concerned.
https://www.indy100.com/viral/bright-lig...


Astronomers detect ultra-high energy gamma-ray source - Phys.org
Astronomers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and elsewhere report the detection of a new ultra-high energy (UHE) gamma-ray source in the Galactic plane. The newly identified source, designated LHAASO J0341+5258, is extended and emission from it reac…
https://phys.org/news/2021-07-astronomer...


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