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That Starlink Problem Astronomers Were Worried About Is Totally Happening - ScienceAlert
For the modern astronomer, satellites are just a part of life. There are more than 2,000 active ones currently orbiting Earth, and the smartest minds in space photography have managed to work out clever ways of removing the occasional fly over from t
https://www.sciencealert.com/starlink-is...


We're Living Through Earth's Second-Hottest Year, Says US Agency - NDTV News
This year is increasingly likely to be the planet's second- or third-warmest calendar year on record since modern temperature data collection began in 1880, according to data released this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
https://www.ndtv.com/science/were-living...


Scientist claims to spot insects on Mars, but I think they're just rocks - CNET
An entomologist believes he found evidence of alien life on the Red Planet. I'm not buying it.
https://www.cnet.com/news/scientist-clai...


Ayahuasca alters brain waves to produce waking dream-like state, study finds - Ars Technica
Scientists at Imperial College London took EEG readings of subjects under the influence.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/11/...


NASA Says It Found Building Blocks of Life in Fallen Meteorites - Futurism
The lead researcher says the discovery could reveal the "origin of life."
https://futurism.com/the-byte/nasa-build...


Astronomers Detect Water Vapor Around Jupiter's Moon Europa - WIRED
Scientists caught Europa spewing enough water vapor to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool in minutes. But where is it coming from?
https://www.wired.com/story/astronomers-...


New danger for corals in warming oceans: Metal pollution - Phys.org
Metal copper from agricultural runoff and marine paint leaching from boat hulls poses an emerging threat to soft coral sea fans in the waters around Puerto Rico.
https://phys.org/news/2019-11-danger-cor...


Saturn’s moon Titan is like Earth, but insane - BGR
When NASA’s Cassini orbiter spent over a decade orbiting Saturn, the planet at the core of its mission wasn’t the only target of its observations. The probe also spent time spying on Sa…
https://bgr.com/2019/11/19/space-news-sa...


SpaceX's Full-Size Starship Prototype Takes Its 1st 'Breath' - Space.com
The test campaign for the Mk1 has apparently begun.
https://www.space.com/spacex-starship-mk...


Finding new kind of black hole could be within reach, new study suggests - Axios
The black holes could be key to figuring out how the cosmos evolved over time.
https://www.axios.com/black-hole-new-db7...


Extraterrestrial life could be more common than previously thought, new study says - New York Post
While some in the scientific community believe finding extraterrestrial life is “probably going to take a long time,” others believe aliens could be more prevalent than previously thoug…
https://nypost.com/2019/11/19/alien-life...


Modern technology reconstructs properties of ochre, commonly found in ancient rock art - Phys.org
Ochre, one of Earth's oldest naturally occurring materials, was often used as a vivid red paint in ancient rock art known as pictographs across the world. Despite its broad use throughout human history and a modern focus on how the artistic symbolism is inter…
https://phys.org/news/2019-11-modern-tec...


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