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New Atomtronic Device to Probe Weird Boundary Between Quantum and Everyday Worlds - SciTechDaily
Clouds of supercooled atoms offer highly sensitive rotation sensors and tests of quantum mechanics. A new device that relies on flowing clouds of ultracold atoms promises potential tests of the intersection between the weirdness of the quantum world and the f…
https://scitechdaily.com/new-atomtronic-...


China moves rocket into place for upcoming Mars mission - Fox News
China has moved a rocket into position to launch a rover to Mars in one of three upcoming missions to the red planet, one from the U.S. and another by the United Arab Emirates.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/china-mo...


How to see the NEOWISE Comet before it disappears - Detroit Free Press
Local astronomy experts, enthusiasts offer advice on sighting the comet.
https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/m...


SpaceX appears to be targeting next week for Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral - Florida Today
South Korea's first military communications satellite appears to be on target for launch next week from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
https://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/...


How Galaxies Die: New Insights Into Galaxy Halos, Black Holes, and Quenching of Star Formation - SciTechDaily
A simple model explains a wide range of observations by describing a contest between galaxy halos and their central black holes that eventually turns off star formation. Astronomers studying galaxy evolution have long struggled to understand what causes star …
https://scitechdaily.com/how-galaxies-di...


Not a meteor, but a Russian rocket re-entering Earth's atmosphere streaks across the West Texas skies - NewsWest9.com
Initially thought to be a meteor, it was actually a Russian rocket body that was launched in November 2019
https://www.newswest9.com/article/news/w...


James Webb Space Telescope Set to “Revolutionize Our Understanding of the Universe” in 2021 - SciTechDaily
The launch of the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana is now planned for October 31, 2021. NASA has announced the decision, based on a recently completed schedule risk assessment of the…
https://scitechdaily.com/james-webb-spac...


Scientists unlocked the secret of how these ultra-black fish absorb light - Ars Technica
The fish skin absorbs more than 99.5% of light thanks to pigment-packed granules
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/07/...


Asteroid 2020 ND, 160 Metres in Diameter, to Fly Past Earth on July 24 - Gadgets 360
A huge asteroid is making its way toward Earth and it will pass by our planet next week. Dubbed as Asteroid 2020 ND, it is classified as Near-Earth Object (NEO) and Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA) by NASA.
https://gadgets.ndtv.com/science/news/as...


SpaceX set to bring NASA astronauts back to Earth on August 2nd - Teslarati
The joint SpaceX-NASA historic mission which brought human spaceflight back to U.S. soil after nearly a decade is set to return from Earth orbit on August 1, 2020, per NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine’s announcement Friday afternoon. Capsule splashdown is s…
https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-nasa-as...


Metal-eating bacteria accidentally discovered by scientists - WAVY.com
Scientists in California have discovered a new type of bacteria that eats metal.
https://www.wavy.com/news/national/metal...


How To See 5 Planets In California Sky This Weekend - Patch.com
See Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn in the night sky this Sunday. No telescope required.
https://patch.com/california/lakeforest-...


FAA: SpaceX environmental review underway to launch Starships to orbit - Business Insider - Business Insider
Before SpaceX founder Elon Musk can realize the fully reusable launch system he's envisioned, the rocket company has more regulatory hurdles to clear.
https://www.businessinsider.com/spacex-s...


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