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Chandrayaan-2 enters lunar trajectory for straight journey to Moon's orbit - Times of India
India News: Chandrayaan-2 left the Earth's orbit 2.21am on Wednesday. The Indian space research organisation (Isro) successfully conducted the 'trans lunar inject

Dextre begins RRM3 tasks to test robotic refueling of spacecraft -
Canada’s star space robot Dextre is busy working tasks aimed at finding solutions to enable…

Microbes have adapted to live on food that is hundreds of years old -
Microbial communities living in deep aquatic sediments have adapted to survive on degraded organic matter, according to a study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology and coauthored by professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Video of a snail being taken over by a parasitic worm looks like a looping psychedelic GIF - Boing Boing
Video of a snail being taken over by a parasitic worm looks like a looping psychedelic GIF

Researchers study largest impact crater in the US, buried for 35 million years -
About 35 million years ago, an asteroid hit the ocean off the East Coast of North America. Its impact formed a 25-mile diameter crater that now lies buried beneath the Chesapeake Bay, an estuary in Virginia and Maryland. From this impact, the nearby area expe…

Fluorescent glow may reveal hidden life in the cosmos - Phys.Org
Astronomers have uncovered a new way of searching for life in the cosmos. Harsh ultraviolet radiation flares from red suns, once thought to destroy surface life on planets, might help uncover hidden biospheres. Their radiation could trigger a protective glow …

Maybe Neutron Stars 'Glitch Out' So Much Because They're Full of Soup -
Why do some pulsars "glitch out" every few years? The answer could be in neutron soup.

Tardigrade Survival After Moon Crash Stokes Debate About Space Colonization - Inverse
Should we care if we accidentally spill living beings on the moon?

Astronomers spot 'unprecedented' bright flashes in black hole - CNN
Astronomers never know exactly to expect when they point a telescope in a specific direction -- and sometimes what they see is completely unexpected.

The Black Hole at Center of Milky Way Recently Started Glowing Mysteriously - Nerdist
Giant flash of infrared light around the supermassive black at the center of the Milky Way could mean it's "feeding."

Astrophotographer Discovers a Tiny 'Churymoon' Around Famous Comet - Gizmodo
An astrophotographer has spotted what looks to be a moon orbiting the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the target of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission.

Space Dust from Ancient Supernova Found Hiding in Antarctica -
Iron traces in snowfall originated in a stellar explosion millions of years ago.

Ancient Volcanoes Discovered In Lost 'Jurassic World' Beneath Australia - IFLScience
Deep beneath Australia geologists have discovered a Jurassic world. Sadly, it doesn't contain any living dinosaurs (and probably few dead ones either) but

Full Green Corn Moon will shine this week -
The full moon of August, which Native Americans knew as the Full Green Corn Moon and the Full Sturgeon Moon, will peak on Thursday, August 15.

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