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An unexpected glitch left NASA’s Curiosity rover frozen on Mars - SlashGear
A software glitch left NASA’s Curiosity rover frozen in place, forcing scientists to come up with a fix so that the robot could resume its exploration of Mars. The multi-billion dollar rover …
https://www.slashgear.com/an-unexpected-...


Spacewatch: successful SpaceX test a key milestone for Nasa - The Guardian
Crew Dragon capsule’s abort test means Nasa may return to launching astronauts from US soil as early as spring
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/cla...


Can I mix those chemicals? There's an app for that! - Phys.org
Improperly mixed chemicals cause a shocking number of fires, explosions, and injuries in laboratories, businesses, and homes each year.
https://phys.org/news/2020-01-chemicals-...


Astronomers detect large amounts of oxygen in ancient star's atmosphere - Phys.org
An international team of astronomers from the University of California San Diego, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), and the University of Cambridge have detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally…
https://phys.org/news/2020-01-astronomer...


The mystery behind a superbright supernova may just have been solved - Space.com
The explosion likely occurred within a dense shell of matter shed by a companion star.
https://www.space.com/superluminous-supe...


NASA infrared telescope says goodbye after 16-year run - Science Magazine
Spitzer studied the warm glow of distant galaxies and nearby planets
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/01/...


'Terminator Tape' did its job in space-junk test — and it will be back - Space.com
The notebook-sized module will get another orbital test soon.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/cla...


Ancient African genomes offer glimpse into early human history - Nature.com
DNA sequences from children who lived in West Africa thousands of years ago might help to uncover how humans moved across the continent.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/KY/...


SpaceX again delays next launch from Cape Canaveral due to weather - Florida Today
SpaceX has again delayed its next Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral, citing inclement weather in the area that would host the booster landing.
https://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/...


This shiny beetle case is a surprising form of camouflage - Science Magazine
New study supports a controversial 100-year-old hypothesis
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/01/...


The biggest, most detailed map yet made of brain cells - The Economist
It is part of a fly’s brain, but other brains will follow
https://www.economist.com/science-and-te...


Carbon Dioxide Reached a New High in Humanity's Existence - Gizmodo
We’re not even through the first month of 2020, and we already broke the record for the day with the most carbon dioxide in all of human history.
https://earther.gizmodo.com/carbon-dioxi...


Astronomers investigate physical properties of the galaxy PGC 26218 - Phys.org
By conducting spectroscopic observations, astronomers from China and Spain have investigated physical properties of a nearby lenticular galaxy known as PGC 26218. The new study provides more hints about the origin of starbursts and star formation in this gala…
https://phys.org/news/2020-01-astronomer...


NASA reveals the payloads for the first commercial Moon cargo deliveries - TechCrunch
NASA has finalized the payloads for its first cargo deliveries scheduled to be carried by commercial lunar landers, vehicles created by companies the agency selected to take part in its Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program. In total, there are 16 …
http://techcrunch.com/2020/01/23/nasa-re...


Asteroid EXPLODES over Earth after travelling from beyond Mars (VIDEO) - RT
The shattered remains of an asteroid now lie on the floor of one of North America’s Great Lakes after travelling from beyond Mars to rain down on Earth in a blaze of fire.
https://www.rt.com/news/478983-asteroid-...


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