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NEOWISE comet seen with Northern Lights in stunning image - Fox News
The NEOWISE comet has been delighting skygazers around the world this month – with photographers turning their lenses upward and capturing it above landmarks across the Northern Hemisphere.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/neowise-...


White dwarf star was flung across our galaxy by an unobserved type of supernova - CNN
A white dwarf star has been sent zooming across our Milky Way galaxy thanks to the blast from a unique kind of supernova that it managed to survive, according to a new study.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/14/world/whi...


How a Velvet Ant (Which Is a Wasp) Got Its White Fluff - The New York Times
The thistledown velvet ant (which is actually a wasp) resembles creosote fuzz. But mimicry isn’t the reason, a new study suggests.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/scien...


Finding additional days in a short, interplanetary launch window to Mars - NASASpaceflight.com
Launch of the Perseverance rover to Mars is nearly at hand, with United Launch Alliance…
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/07/...


Scientists achieve first complete assembly of human X chromosome - Phys.org
Although the current human reference genome is the most accurate and complete vertebrate genome ever produced, there are still gaps in the DNA sequence, even after two decades of improvements. Now, for the first time, scientists have determined the complete s…
https://phys.org/news/2020-07-scientists...


SpaceX’s grand ambitions for space are hitting a key stumbling block - Inverse
The space-faring firm wants to make space travel more accessible, but it will have to overcome some key issues first.
https://www.inverse.com/innovation/space...


Origin of 'Mirach's Ghost' perplexes black hole scientists - Livescience.com
There are two ways to build a supermassive black hole. But neither of them makes much sense.
https://www.livescience.com/supermassive...


Astronomers Have Mapped Out an Enormous Structure in the Universe Called the South Pole Wall - Universe Today
In recent times, astronomers have uncovered more detail on the large-scale structure of the Universe. Now they've found the South Pole Wall.
https://www.universetoday.com/146980/ast...


5 Years Ago, New Horizons Reached Pluto—and We Never Stopped Learning - Yahoo News
Here's everything the intrepid spacecraft has taught us about the distant dwarf planet.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/NJ/...


Incredible condor soared for 100 miles without flapping its wings - CNET
Scientists are learning more about how big birds take advantage of air currents.
https://www.cnet.com/news/incredible-con...


Vision scientists discover why humans literally don't see eye to eye - Medical Xpress
We humans may not always see eye to eye on politics, religion, sports and other matters of debate. But at least we can agree on the location and size of objects in our physical surroundings. Or can we?
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-07-v...


Underused part of the electromagnetic spectrum gets optics boost from metamaterial - Phys.org
Terahertz radiation, or T-rays, has barely been exploited compared to most of the rest of the electromagnetic spectrum. Yet T-rays potentially have applications in next-generation wireless communications (6G/7G), security systems, biomedicine, and even art hi…
https://phys.org/news/2020-07-underused-...


Five Things to Know About UAE’s First Mission to Mars - Gizmodo
The Emirates Hope Mission, scheduled to launch this Friday, is the first Arab attempt to reach the Red Planet. Here’s how the UAE will endeavor to make history.
https://gizmodo.com/five-things-to-know-...


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