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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…

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.

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.

Strange chemical on Venus may come from volcanoes, not life -
The plot thickens in the case of Venusian phosphine.

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.

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.

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.

No, there isn't a solar storm headed to Earth today -
While a number of articles point to an approaching solar storm, NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center forecasts put probabilities around 1%

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.

New photos from Ingenuity's 9th flight help refine science goals for Perseverance -
Images taken by the Ingenuity helicopter reveal details of the surface of Mars that can't be seen with orbiting cameras.

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.

SpaceX prepares for first Super Heavy static fire - -
SpaceX is readying for the first static firing of Raptor engines connected to the base…

DMT: the strongest psychedelic you’ve never heard of - Big Think
Some scientists believe that DMT could revolutionize the treatment of depression.

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.

Astronomers detect ultra-high energy gamma-ray source -
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…

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