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Saturn's moon Titan is a lot like Earth, new research finds - Salon
The moon may be more like Earth than anywhere else in the solar system, scientists say

Vibrant new Milky Way view lights up the heart of our galaxy - CNET
Get lost in a glowing telescope vision of our home galaxy.

Oxygen on Mars Adds to Atmospheric Mysteries - The New York Times
After a perplexing methane burst was measured by NASA’s Curiosity rover earlier this year, scientists were surprised again by variations in atmospheric oxygen.

SpaceX's Starlink satellites are messing with stargazers' observations. Astronomers say 'not cool!' - CNN
SpaceX has launched at least 120 Starlink satellites into orbit since May. But astronomers say they've already seen their fears of sky obstruction come to fruition.

'Doughnut-Shaped' DNA Makes Cancer More Aggressive -
"DNA conveys information not only in its sequence but also in its shape," the authors said.

Supermassive black hole found spawning stars at 'furious rate' of 500 per year, NASA says - Daily Mail
Unlike other black holes found at the center of other galaxies, researchers say the one found inside the Phoenix Cluster is weaker, allowing large clouds of gas inside the galaxy to cool.

Watch Researchers Test Shark Attack Wetsuit Material Designed to Reduce Blood Loss on Actual Great Whites -
So if you do ever get bitten by a shark, this material means you'll die slower.

Aerojet Rocketdyne overviews RS-25 installation success ahead of MAF rollout milestone -
Four Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 engines are fully installed in a NASA Space Launch System (SLS)…

People with half a brain. Literally. - Boing Boing
For some children with severe epilepsy, the best treatment may be a very rare surgical procedure in which a large portion — even half — of the child’s brain is removed or disconne…

Hibernating astronauts could make deep space exploration possible, study says - Fox News
NASA is aiming to have astronauts land on Mars by 2035, but there may need to be drastic changes in how astronauts operate in space for that to happen. A new study suggests that hibernation may be the way to do it, provided the technology works.

Scientists detected the brightest light in the universe for the first time, following a mysterious explosion in space - Business Insider
Astronomers had 50 seconds to turn their telescopes toward a violent explosion in a galaxy 4 billion light-years away.

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