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NASA astronaut completes spacewalk without helmet camera, lights - WXII12 Winston-Salem
Two spacewalking astronauts had to make do with fewer lights and camera views from one helmet outside the International Space Station.

A Second Planet May Have been Found Orbiting Proxima Centauri! And it's a Super Earth. - Universe Today
Astronomers think they've found another exoplanet orbiting Proxima Centauri. This one's a super-Earth, though it's too far away to have surface water.

NASA’s Juno captures stunning Jupiter image showing ‘white oval’ storm - Fox News
NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a gorgeous image of Jupiter's dynamic surface.

The black hole at the center of the galaxy is forging a strange new kind of star -
The black hole at the center of our galaxy is warping and combining stars into a strange new kind of object, astronomers say.

New dinosaur discovered in China shows dinosaurs grew up differently from birds - EurekAlert
A new species of feathered dinosaur has been discovered in China, and described by American and Chinese authors in The Anatomical Record. The one-of-a-kind specimen preserves feathers and bones that provide new information about how dinosaurs grew and how the…

Navy SEAL, doctor becomes astronaut: 'A true privilege and honor' - Fox News
Dr. Jonny Kim, son of poor South Korean immigrants who arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1980s, is the American Dream.

Scientists used stem cells to create a new life-form: Organic robots - The Next Web
Straight out of the 1990s and the plot of Jurassic Park, a team of scientists have successfully created an entirely new life-form using stem cells derived from frog embryos. The ...

SLS Core Stage arrives at Stennis for Green Run campaign -
The first NASA Space Launch System (SLS) Core Stage arrived at the Stennis Space Center…

Taking the temperature of dark matter -
Warm, cold, just right? Physicists at the University of California, Davis are taking the temperature of dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up about a quarter of our universe.

Air pollution from oil and gas production sites visible from space -
Oil and gas production has doubled in some parts of the United States in the last two years, and scientists can use satellites to see impacts of that trend: a significant increase in the release of the lung-irritating air pollutant nitrogen dioxide, for examp…

First asteroid found inside orbit of Venus: Caltech - Boing Boing
Some extra-planetary Caltech news to take your mind off Earth Reports Caltech: “A rare asteroid orbiting snugly within the inner confines of our solar system has been discovered by Caltech’s …

Check out the view from inside Boeing’s crew spacecraft during its orbital flight test - TechCrunch
Late last year, Boeing flew a key orbital flight test of its Starliner commercial crew spacecraft, a key test prior to the vehicle being able to actually carry astronauts on board. That test didn’t go exactly as planned, since the Starliner didn’t rendez-vous…

Drinking 1% vs 2% Milk Associated With a Significant Difference in Aging - SciTechDaily
High-fat milk consumption is connected to significantly shorter telomeres. Drinking 1% rather than 2% milk accounts for 4.5 years of less aging in adults according to a new study by Brigham Young University. A new study shows drinking low-fat milk — both nonf…

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