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InSight’s ‘Mole’ is Now Completely buried! - Universe Today
Progress is very slow for the InSight Lander's Mole. But it's still progress. The mole is now finally buried, but hammering won't resume until January 2021.

Footprints from 10,000 years ago reveal treacherous trek of traveler, toddler - CNET
Human prints found in a dried-up New Mexico lakebed tell a dramatic story of perseverance.

Why we don't know exactly what happened during a near-collision in space - CNN
Space traffic experts tracked two pieces of orbital garbage that appeared to be careening toward each other on Thursday night: a defunct Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket booster. Ultimately, the two objects narrowly missed each other, according…

Warm pasta helps hot, angry neutron stars cool down -
It's all about knowing where to dump your momentum.

Deep-sea corals reveal secrets of rapid carbon dioxide increase as the last ice age ended -
The Southern Ocean played a critical role in the rapid atmospheric carbon dioxide increase during the last deglaciation that took place 20,000 to 10,000 years ago, according to a new report by Boston College geochemist Xingchen (Tony) Wang and an internationa…

Celebrity star Betelgeuse is smaller and closer to us than we knew - CNET
If you were hoping to see it go supernova, then you're going to be bummed by this latest news.

Intense, indoor sports raise coronavirus risk, CDC warns, citing 14 infected at ice hockey game - Fox News
Intense, indoor sports can contribute to COVID-19 transmission, per a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which cited an ice hockey game resulting in 15 infected individuals.

SpaceX Indicates More Beta Testers Are Receiving Access to Starlink - PCMag
SpaceX’s presentation to the FCC also shows the company has introduced a software upgrade that can boost the satellite network’s speeds by 2.5 times from the previous speed tests

Dodos killed by deadly combination of humans and MEGADROUGHT - Daily Mail
Researchers from the University of Innsbruck studied climate data and mineral deposits in Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands dating back 8,000 years.

Groundbreaking discovery finally proves rain really can move mountains -
A pioneering technique that captures precisely how mountains bend to the will of raindrops has helped to solve a long-standing scientific enigma.

Huge, 'Impossible' Crystals in Denmark Have Finally Been Explained by Scientists - ScienceAlert
As geological puzzles go, it's a pretty good one. In the global greenhouse conditions of the early Eocene (56-48 million years ago), how did huge numbers of giant glendonite crystals manage to form?

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