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Elon Musk Says SpaceX Is Developing a Complex 'Bleeding' Heavy-Metal Rocket Ship - ScienceAlert
SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, is working diligently on a wildly ambitious project: to permanently settle people on Mars.

'My battery is low and it's getting dark:' End of Opportunity mission a loss for team -
More than 1,000 commands had been sent since the golf-cart sized Opportunity rover fell silent on June 10, 2018, the victim of a historic global storm which engulfed Mars. NASA declared the mission complete at a Feb. 13 press conference at the Jet Propulsion …

11 Things Climate Change 'Dismissive' People Say On Social Media - Forbes
Here are 11 things people dismissive of climate change say on social media.

Get set for ‘super snow moon’ next week, the biggest supermoon of the year - WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro
A “super snow moon,” the largest supermoon of the year, will shine over the North Carolina skies on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Fox News reported that the moon will rise at 5:46 p.m. Eastern time and set at 7:35 a.m. Feb. 20. The moon will be about 221,734 miles fr…

NASA Sleuths –“Track Down Missing Matter of the Universe” - The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
Astronomers have spent decades looking for something that sounds like it would be hard to miss: about a third of the “normal,” baryonic, matter in the Universe. New results from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory may have helped them locate this elusive expanse…

Year in space put US astronaut's immune system on high alert compared to his Earth-bound twin - Daily Mail
A year in the International Space Station changed some of the activity in astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system compared to his twin brother Mark, rendering his genes hyperactive.

New fabrics grown in fermenting tanks could stop tiny plastic fibres polluting world’s oceans - The Independent
'You need to come up with something that works with the cycles of nature, and the logical answer is to use the same building blocks as nature'

Elon Musk says SpaceX is developing a 'bleeding' heavy-metal rocket ship. Making it work may be 100 times as hard as NASA's most difficult Mars mission, one expert says. - Business Insider
SpaceX is building a steel launch system called Starship for the moon and Mars, but some aerospace experts say Elon Musk's new design won't be easy.

NASA asteroid tracker: 20,000MPH asteroid found barrelling for Earth approach TODAY -
A COLOSSAL asteroid hurtling through space at nearly 20,000mph will approach the Earth incredibly close today, NASA’s asteroid trackers have revealed.

Farewell to Opportunity, surprising fossil finds and a space pancake: This week in space and science - CNN
In case you missed it this week, preserved Neanderthal and dinosaur footprints were found in different parts of the world, an ancient spider fossil set our spidey senses tingling, and the Opportunity rover's mission came to an end after 15 years.

NASA's lunar orbiter captured Chinese Chang'e-4 probe for third time - DunyaNews Pakistan
This view had close to the smallest pixel size possible in the current NASA's LRO orbit.

Today in science: The Chelyabinsk meteor - EarthSky
On February 15, 2013, a small incoming asteroid created a meteor - brighter than the sun - over Russia. It exploded in the air over the city of Chelyabinsk.

Chandra Solves the Universe's "Missing Mass" Problem - SciTechDaily
New results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory may have helped solve the Universe's "missing mass" problem.

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