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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Sends a Beautiful Picture Postcard From Mars - SciTechDaily
An artistic interpretation of Curiosity’s view high up on a Martian mountain was created by mission team members who were stunned by the sweeping landscape. NASA’s Curiosity rover captured a remarkable image from its most recent perch on the side of Mars’ Mou…

Humans are polluting space so much that Earth could soon have a "ring" like Saturn - Salon
Saturn's famous rings are a source of wonder and beauty — but Earth's rings may consist of our own greasy junk

More than 300 exoplanets added to list, thanks to a new deep learning method - Daily Mail
An additional 301 exoplanets have been confirmed, thanks to a new deep learning algorithm that uses a NASA spacecraft and the agency's supercomputer.

We Asked a NASA Expert: What's the Difference Between Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors? - NASA
Asteroids, comets, and meteors: what's the difference? These space rocks each have their own unique attributes. But differences aside, these fascinating obje...

New ultrahard diamond glass synthesized - Phys.Org
Carnegie's Yingwei Fei and Lin Wang were part of an international research team that synthesized a new ultrahard form of carbon glass with a wealth of potential practical applications for devices and electronics. It is the hardest known glass with the highest…

Did you see them? Trio of fireballs streak across mid-Atlantic skies -
Three separate meteors were visible from South Carolina to Nova Scotia

Meat-eating vulture bees have evolved special gut bacteria to feast on flesh - CNN
The vast majority of bees feed on pollen and nectar, but certain species have evolved to feast on meat, substituting dead animal carcasses for flower meadows.

NASA launches DART mission to crash into an asteroid: What happens next - CNET
The DART probe rocketed to space atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in a test run for a potentially planet-saving move.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Takes Gorgeous New Photos of Solar System's Outer Planets - The Daily Beast
Take a moment and distract yourself—you deserve it.

Electrons set the stage for neutrino experiments - Phys.Org
Neutrinos may be the key to finally solving a mystery of the origins of our matter-dominated universe, and preparations for two major, billion-dollar experiments are underway to reveal the particles' secrets. Now, a team of nuclear physicists have turned to t…

We might not know half of what's in our cells, new AI technique reveals - Phys.Org
Most human diseases can be traced to malfunctioning parts of a cell—a tumor is able to grow because a gene wasn't accurately translated into a particular protein or a metabolic disease arises because mitochondria aren't firing properly, for example. But to un…

Stunning images of Russia's forgotten space program - New York Post
Eerie photos show the inside of an abandoned Soviet assembling and refueling complex near the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Hubble Spots a Swift Stellar Jet in Running Man Nebula - NASA
A jet from a newly formed star flares into the shining depths of reflection nebula NGC 1977 in this Hubble image.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef coral spawning recorded by marine scientists hoping for recovery - The Washington Post
« It’s a sign of hope that it’s doing well, and we need to keep protecting it, » said marine biologist Gareth Philips.

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