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Japan Releases Epic Video of The Seconds Before Its Spacecraft Bombed an Asteroid - ScienceAlert
We now know what it looks like when a spacecraft lobs a bomb at an asteroid.

NC State grad tweets Outer Banks photo taken from NASA’s International Space Station - Raleigh News & Observer
NC State graduate Christina Koch gave a nod to her home state Monday, when she tweeted a photo of the Outer Banks, taken from the International Space Station. Koch has been on the station since March.

NASA's InSight lander may have recorded a marsquake - Engadget
NASA's InSight lander might have captured the first-ever audio of a Mars quake.

SpaceIL’s lunar lander crashed because of ‘manual command’ - BGR
It’s now been a couple of weeks since Israel’s first attempt to land on the Moon was met with disaster at the last possible moment. The SpaceIL Beresheet lander crashed onto the Moon af…

Water walking—the new mode of rock skipping -
Researchers at Utah State University's Splash Lab discovered a new mode of water surface skipping termed "water walking".

Greenland's Ice Sheet Was Growing. Now It's in a Terrifying Decline - Live Science
Greenland's ice sheet has undergone a stunning reversal in the last 46 years, as a meticulous new study documents.

JAXA releases footage from its Hayabusa2 spacecraft as it BOMBS asteroid Ryugu - Daily Mail
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have released footage of when they launched a small explosive at the distant Ryugu asteroid to create a crater in the space rock.

Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy - Science Daily
Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice and land snow, will accelerate climate change -- and have a multi-trillion dollar impac…

Meet B. fragilis, a bacterium that moves into your gut and evolves to make itself at home -
MIT researchers have analyzed population genomics and metagenomics to investigate the microbiome evolution of Bacteroides fragilis, one of the most prevalent bacteria found in humans' large intestines. In a paper published April 23 in the journal Cell Host & …

Scientists find auroral 'speed bumps' are more complicated -
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire Space Science Center find that "speed bumps" in space, which can slow down satellites orbiting closer to Earth, are more complex than originally thought.

New studies highlight challenge of meeting Paris Agreement climate goals -
New research highlights the "incredible challenge" of reaching the Paris Agreement without intense action and details the extreme temperatures parts of the planet will suffer if countries fail to reduce emissions.

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