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Nuclear Propulsion Could Be 'Game-Changer' for Space Exploration, NASA Chief Says - Space.com
And the tech could power asteroid-deflecting lasers as well.
https://www.space.com/nuclear-propulsion...


Black hole devouring star: Scientists believe they detected a black hole swallowing a neutron star, causing ripples in space and time - CBS News
The cosmic collision could be the first example of a black hole colliding with a neutron star — possibly offering new insights into the expansion of the universe
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/AK/...


Higher oxygen levels helped dinosaurs to thrive and spread, experts find - The Independent
Sauropods expanded as carbon dioxide levels dropped
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien...


A New Experiment Narrows Potential Properties of Dark Energy Particle - Gizmodo
An experiment in the United Kingdom has failed to find evidence of a particle meant to explain most of the universe’s mass. But the search isn’t over.
https://gizmodo.com/a-new-experiment-nar...


Life may have existed on warm, rainy, ancient Mars before winter came - CNN
Although Mars seems cold and inhospitable today, it was a different story 3 billion to 4 billion years ago. A new study suggests that the Red Planet was once warm enough to host pouring rainstorms and flowing water, which would have created an environment tha…
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/20/world/anc...


Mathematical framework turns any sheet of material into any shape using kirigami cuts - Phys.org
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a mathematical framework that can turn any sheet of material into any prescribed shape, inspired by the paper craft termed kirigami (from the Japanes…
https://phys.org/news/2019-08-mathematic...


Builders say first Space Launch System rocket won’t launch until 2021 - AL.com
The people building it say NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is still nearly two years away from launch
https://www.al.com/news/2019/08/builders...


Scientists Develop A Sweat Patch To Test For Hydration : Shots - Health News - NPR
Scientists are getting closer to developing a wearable patch that can measure hydration and other health markers — in sweat. The hope is it could give athletes more data to boost their performance.
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shot...


NASA confirms mission to Jupiter's moon Europa - Engadget
The next phase of Clipper will study the potential for life in Europa's icy oceans.
https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/20/nasa...


Astronomers Trained AI to find Ancient Galaxy Collisions from the Early Universe - Livescience.com
There are bright lights all over the universe where galaxies are smashing together. And now astronomers have a new way to find them.
https://www.livescience.com/machine-lear...


A nuclear war between the US and Russia would devastate the climate, simulation shows - ZME Science
It would result in a 10-year-long nuclear winter that would be devastating for life on Earth.
https://www.zmescience.com/ecology/a-nuc...


World eyeing Chandrayaan-2 data as we’ll explore the unexplored: Isro chief - Times of India
India News: NEW DELHI: Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has achieved a major milestone on Tuesday morning when it successfully placed Chandrayaan-2 into .
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi...


Check your selfie before you wreck your selfie, WSU researchers say - KOMO News
PULLMAN, Wash. -- That cool selfie you just posted on social media might not be getting the flattering reaction you're expecting -- and may in fact have the opposite effect, new research from Washington State University suggests. Scientists there used hundred…
http://komonews.com/news/local/wsu-think...


NASA monitoring 2,100-foot asteroid on track to ‘skim Earth' - New York Post
A huge asteroid that’s more than twice as big as the Empire State Building is set to skim past Earth in three weeks. The monster space rock is called 467317 (2000 QW7) and it will be whizzing…
https://nypost.com/2019/08/20/nasa-monit...


Super-Earth at a nearby star is a Mercury-like hunk of rock - Ars Technica
Consistent with the idea that small stars may burn off nearby atmospheres.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/NJ/...


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