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Chandrayaan-2 set to enter into lunar orbit today - Hindustan Times
According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), by firing Chandrayaan-2 on-board motors, the space craft will be moved into the lunar orbit.

Ripples in space-time suggest a black hole swallowed a neutron star - CNET
If confirmed, it would be the first neutron star-black hole merger ever detected.

Scientists find troubling signs under Greenland glacier - CNN
Greenland lost 12.5 billion tons of ice to melting on August 2, the largest single-day loss in recorded history and another stark reminder of the climate cri...

Scientists extract hydrogen gas from oil and bitumen, giving potential pollution-free energy -
Scientists have developed a large-scale economical method to extract hydrogen (H2) from oil sands (natural bitumen) and oil fields. This can be used to power hydrogen-powered vehicles, which are already marketed in some countries, as well as to generate elect…

ExoMars Parachute Test Fails, for the Second Time - Universe Today
The ExoMars 2020 mission hit another snag recently when a high-altitude parachute test resulted in damage again to one of the mission's parachute canopies.

How SpaceX plans to move Starship from Cocoa site to Kennedy Space Center - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
How does SpaceX plan to move its 16-story tall interplanetary rocket? On the highway and the river.

News | Mission to Jupiter's Icy Moon Confirmed - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Europa Clipper will explore Jupiter's icy moon in-depth during multiple flybys, studying whether Europa could harbor conditions suitable for life.

The Moon Shines Brighter Than the Sun... in Gamma Rays - Gizmodo
The Moon is brighter than the Sun, if you’re measuring it in gamma rays. Sorta.

New planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star -
A second planet has been discovered circling Beta Pictoris, a fledgling star in our own galaxy offering astronomers a rare glimpse of a planetary system in the making, according to a study published Monday.

Potential treatments for citrus greening -
Over the course of 40 years, biologist Sharon Long has become an expert in symbiotic bacteria that help alfalfa grow. She has published over 150 papers on this one topic but when she realized her lab's decades of highly focused research could contribute to a …

The weird, repeating signals from deep space just tripled - CNET
Fast radio bursts are getting more attention from scientists, who can now detect more of them.

Brazil's budget cuts threaten more than 80000 science scholarships -
If the country’s main science-funding agency doesn’t get more cash soon, young researchers will stop getting paid.

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster and Starman Have Completed Their First Trip Around the Sun - The Drive
The space-loving Roadster has traveled enough miles to eclipse its warranty coverage over 21,000 times.

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