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Scientists just discovered 'stormquakes' -- but don't worry, you're not in danger - CNN
Stormquakes were just discovered by a team of researchers led by Wenyuan Fan, a professor and seismologist at Florida State University. The findings were published Monday in the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters.

Here's the Picture We've Been Waiting for. Hubble's Photo of Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov - Universe Today
Hubble took some great pictures of Comet 2I/Borisov, the first confirmed interstellar comet to enter our Solar System (that we know of.)

New Satellite Pics Show Curiosity and InSight Hard at Work on Mars - Gizmodo
New images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are providing fresh views of NASA’s Insight lander and Curiosity rover on the Martian surface.

Oregon State study: Blue light from phones, computers may accelerate aging process - KVAL
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The blue light from your phone, computer and household lights could cause premature aging and shorten your lifespan, according to new research out of Oregon State University. The study published Thursday in "Aging and Mechanisms of Dis…

Water on the Moon breakthrough: Astronomers spy young ice in the Moon's South Pole craters -
ASTRONOMERS have discovered sources of young ice on the lunar South Pole, hinting at a new source of water on the Moon.

Boeing's Starliner set for two pivotal test flights before the year's end -
Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is preparing for two major flight tests before the end of the…

Mars InSight's 'Mole' Is Moving Again - NASA Mars Exploration
The NASA lander's robotic arm seems to have helped its heat probe burrow almost 2 centimeters (3/4 of an inch) since last week.

Newly discovered microbes band together, 'flip out' -
When researchers in Nicole King's lab looked through a microscope at the strange organisms they had collected in Curaçao, they saw sheets of cells clustered together in a pattern that resembled skin. That was unusual enough, since these unicellular organisms …

Ancient stars shed light on Earth's similarities to other planets -
Earth-like planets may be common in the universe, a new UCLA study implies. The team of astrophysicists and geochemists presents new evidence that the Earth is not unique. The study was published in the journal Science on Oct. 18.

Weaving quantum processors out of laser light -
An international team of scientists from Australia, Japan and the United States has produced a prototype of a large-scale quantum processor made of laser light.

Adaptive archaic introgression of copy number variants and the discovery of previously unknown human genes - Science Magazine
As they migrated out of Africa and into Europe and Asia, anatomically modern humans interbred with archaic hominins, such as Neanderthals and Denisovans. The result of this genetic introgression on the recipient populations has been of considerable interest, …

First All-Woman Spacewalk on October 18 - NASA
NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch are set to conduct the first spacewalk to be performed by two women on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. They will be re...

Chandrayaan-2 orbiter starts mapping Moon for minerals; Nasa craft takes more images to find Vikram - Times of India
India News: NEW DELHI: A spectroscopic instrument on board Chandrayaan-2's orbiter has taken the first illuminated image of the lunar surface with an objective to.

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