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Giant exoplanets directly observed orbiting Sun-like star – Physics World -
Finding could shed light on how our own solar System evolved

Origin story: America’s crocodiles came out of Africa - Raw Story
The several species of crocodiles plying rivers and brackish byways in the Americas — from Florida to Peru — all came from Africa, according to a study published Thursday. They may have descended, researchers speculate, from a single pregnant specimen that bo…

SpaceX's Starlink Satellites Ruined This Photo of the NEOWISE Comet - Futurism
SpaceX is planning to solve the problem by mounting sunshades to the satellites.

First underwater methane leak discovered near Antarctica — and scientists are worried -
What's worse, Antarctica's methane-eating microbes aren't doing their jobs.

Russian cargo ship brings needed supplies and equipment to space station - CBS News
The Progress cargo ship docked at the International Space Station after a speedy two-orbit rendezvous.

Hubble delivers knockout view of Saturn in the summertime - CNET
NASA and ESA put some rings on it with a gorgeous new portrait of Saturn.

The Entire Earth Is Vibrating Less Due to COVID-19 Lockdowns, Study Reveals - ScienceAlert
We humans are a rowdy, disruptive bunch. Our very day-to-day living causes the planet to hum. Quite literally - driving and travelling, digging and construction, industry, and even sports events all contribute to a constant background hum of high-fr

You won't get to see it for another 6,800 years. Here's how to see Comet Neowise - Detroit Free Press
Before heading outdoors to find Comet Neowise tonight, here's what you should know.

Huge 3D-map of the universe revealed - Fox News
Astrophysicists have created what they describe as the largest three-dimensional map of the universe ever created.

Have a low pain threshold? You might be part Neanderthal - CNN
Do you wince as you walk, or wake up with aches and pains? It could be down to your genes -- your Neanderthal genes, that is.

The new space race between the United States, China, and the United Arab Emirates - CNN
CNN's Ivan Watson looks at the the race to Mars between the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and China. #CNN #News

NASA Mission Will Study the Cosmos With a Stratospheric Balloon - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Carried by a balloon the size of a football stadium, ASTHROS will use a cutting-edge telescope to observe wavelengths of light that aren't visible from the ground.

New Climate Report Rules Out Best Case Scenario, Says Catastrophic Global Warming is Inevitable - Bloomberg QuickTake News
A new study has ruled out scientists' most optimistic case for the world's response to global warming — meaning catastrophic climate change is almost inevita...

World's smallest dinosaur is probably a lizard -
Paper that reported the animal’s discovery was retracted following new evidence from a similar fossil.

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