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Physicists have created “everlasting bubbles” - Ars Technica
One gas bubble lasted for a whopping 465 days, a world record for this type of object.

There Are 40,000,000,000,000,000,000+ Black Holes in the Observable Universe, Says New Estimate - Gizmodo
The team of astrophysicists found that 1% of ordinary matter may be stored away in the lightless spheres.

NASA to Discuss Webb's Arrival at Final Destination, Next Steps - NASA
Scientists and engineers operating NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will answer questions about the mission’s latest milestones in a NASA Science Live broadcast at 3 p.m. EST Monday, Jan. 24, followed by a media teleconference at 4 p.m.

NASA's Swift Observatory may have suffered an attitude control failure - Engadget
NASA has temporarily paused science aboard the Swift Observatory after noticing a potential equipment failure..

Saturn’s ‘Death Star’ moon might be hiding an underground ocean - The Verge
Southwest Research Institute scientists found evidence of an ocean beneath the surface of Mimas, a Death Star-like cratered moon of Saturn. The moon was thought to be strictly icy until a NASA mission found a pattern in its rotation that supports internal oce…

Bizarre knotted DNA structures linked to cancer in mice -
Missing enzymes may cause troublesome knots to appear in DNA.

Photographer Films Real-Time View of Huge Asteroid Flying Past Earth - PetaPixel
Photographer Andrew McCarthy captured real-time footage of asteroid 1994 PC1 (7482) flying past Earth on January 18th, 2022.

Ingenuity helicopter experiences first delayed flight due to bad weather on Mars - CNN
The Ingenuity helicopter had to delay its 19th flight because of an unusually strong regional dust storm on Mars, according to NASA. The little chopper is expected to fly on Sunday now that the storm has cleared.

Scientists confirm a highly eccentric black hole merger for the first time -
For the first time, scientists believe they have detected a merger of two black holes with eccentric orbits. According to a paper published in Nature Astronomy by researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Computational Relativity and Gra…

Monster black hole spotted 'giving birth' to stars -
The black hole spewed the star-forming material at roughly 1 million mph (1.6 million km/h).

NASA Solar Sail Mission to Chase Tiny Asteroid After Artemis I Launch - NASA Planetary Science
NEA Scout will visit an asteroid estimated to be smaller than a school bus – the smallest asteroid ever to be studied by a spacecraft.

NASA's InSight Mars lander awakens from 'safe mode' after Red Planet dust storm -
The Marsquake-hunting mission will pause science for the time being.

Why Whales Don’t Choke - The New York Times
Scientists have discovered a new anatomical structure that allows lunge-feeding whales to take in massive amounts of water without choking.

Satellites show 'mega-iceberg' released 152 billion tons of fresh water into ocean as it scraped past South Georgia -
152 billion tons of fresh water—equivalent to 20 times the volume of Loch Ness or 61 million Olympic-sized swimming pools, entered the seas around the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia when the megaberg A68A melted over three months in 2020/2021, accordin…

Update on Yutu-2 rover findings from far side of the moon -
A large team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China, Germany and Canada has provided an update of findings made by the Yutu-2 rover, which is exploring a crater on the far side of the moon. In their paper published in the journal Science…

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