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Israel's Moon probe snaps a final photo before crashing - Engadget
Israel's private Moon probe crashed, but it grabbed a dramatic image before impact.

Chinese Scientists Implant Human Brain Genes into Monkeys - The Epoch Times
Scientists in China implant human genes into brains of the rhesus macaque monkey, in a move described by some as an "ethical nightmare."

Digging into our planet's history -
A researcher may have found fossils from the day Earth was hit by an asteroid 66 million years ago.

Astronomers Reveal First Visual Evidence of a Supermassive Black Hole - SciTechDaily
Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) researchers reveal the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.

“The Unexpected”–At the Heart of a Monster Elliptical Galaxy (Weekend Feature) - The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
“When I first saw the Hubble image of this galaxy, I knew right away that it was unusual,” Marc Postman of the Space Telescope Science Institute said of the monster elliptical galaxy, with a central core bigger than any seen before embracing a mystery never s…

The Lyrid meteor shower is back. Here's how to see April's shooting stars. - NBC News
The Lyrid meteor shower, which occurs annually in April, is caused by debris from Comet Thatcher. Here are skywatching tips to see the shooting stars.

DIY gravitational waves with 'BlackHoles@Home' -
Researchers hoping to better interpret data from the detection of gravitational waves generated by the collision of binary black holes are turning to the public for help.

First-depicted black hole gets Hawaiian name 'Powehi,' music fans want another - CGTN
The black hole first captured in an image that drew the world's attention has been named Powehi by Hawaiian Professor Larry Kimura of University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH Hilo).

Public asked to help name minor planet discovered in 2007 - BBC News
The minor planet, currently known as (225088) 2007 OR10, was discovered 12 years ago.

Astronomers seek public's help in naming minor planet discovered over 10 years ago - Fox News
A minor planet discovered in our solar system over a decade ago remains nameless as the astronomers who made the revelation are now turning to the public for help.

Scientists think a new 'super-Earth' planet is possibly orbiting the nearest star to our sun - Daily Mail
Astronomers say they may have detected a second planet around Proxima Centauri, our solar system’s nearest neighboring star. The planet’s existence remains unconfirmed, for now.

NASA's plan to put humans on the moon by 2024 is taking shape — but will they get the money? - Houston Chronicle

The plan to get humans to the moon four years earlier than expected is taking shape in NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine's mind, and he's pretty sure it's doable. But the problem, as always, is money.

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