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Neutron Stars Have Mountains That Are Less Than a Millimeter Tall - Gizmodo
The extreme density of these dead stars renders even their most startling features nearly flat.

Arrival of Land Plants 400 Million Years Ago Changed Earth’s Climate Control System - SciTechDaily
The arrival of plants on land about 400 million years ago may have changed the way the Earth naturally regulates its own climate, according to a new study led by researchers at UCL (University College London) and Yale. The carbon cycle, the process through wh…

Astronauts on International Space Station are growing chile peppers in a first for NASA - CNN
Astronauts on the International Space Station are trying to spice up their diets.

Hubble returns to science operations on backup payload computer - -
NASA teams have successfully resurrected the iconic Hubble Space Telescope after it first experienced problems…

Climate change and the Moon are teaming up to create record floods on Earth - Salon
The Moon's orbit is "wobbling" — and that plus climate change will wreak havoc on the ground

Ride along with Juno past Ganymede and Jupiter - EarthSky
Ride along with Juno, as the spacecraft sweeps past Jupiter and its largest moon Ganymede. Gorgeous video from Juno, which

What Causes Gamma-Ray Bursts? Their Ultrabright Flashes Hold Clues - WIRED
These high-energy explosions, brighter than billions and billions of suns, have recently been tracked for days, upending ideas about the cataclysms that create them.

Hubble Space Telescope lives: NASA fix gets backup hardware up and running - CNET
The 30-year-old space telescope has been battling for a month. Now it can get back to science.

Boeing's Starliner secured atop Atlas V rocket for second uncrewed launch - UPI News
UPI delivers the latest headlines from around the world: Top News, Entertainment, Health, Business, Science and Sports News - United Press International

Humans, Neanderthals share up to 98.5 percent DNA, new study reveals - New York Post
At least according to a new study published by Science Advances. The journal found that as little as 1.5 percent of our DNA is unique to modern humans.

Perseid meteor shower 2021: Here’s when to watch - WJBF-TV
One of the year’s best meteor showers, the Perseid, has begun dazzling stargazers across the U.S.

Hear the Eerie Radio Emissions NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Recorded From Jupiter and Its Moon Io - SciTechDaily
The Juno Waves instrument “listened” to the radio emissions from Jupiter’s immense magnetic field to find their precise locations. By listening to the rain of electrons flowing onto Jupiter from its intensely volcanic moon Io, researchers using NASA’s Juno sp…

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