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Elon Musk's plans to terraform Mars: Who knew clean energy could be so controversial? - Teslarati
I have to admit, I’ve been pretty fascinated with the idea of terraforming Mars ever since seeing an IMAX film discussing the topic during my week at Space Camp, um, a few years back…or so. While I’m more interested in permanent space colonies (e.g., Star Tre…
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/CA/...


NASA scientists track Greenland’s melting ice, and the findings are not good - MarketWatch
Greenland contains enough ice to make world sea levels rise by 20 feet if it were all to melt. In a single day this month, it lost a record 13.7 billion tons...
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/nasa-s...


A scientific breakthrough at a Florida Aquarium could save 'America's Great Barrier Reef' - WPEC
The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida, says they've made scientific history as a group of coral has successfully reproduced two days in a row for the first time in a lab setting. The milestone could have broad implications for "America's Great Barrier Reef,"…
http://cbs12.com/news/local/a-scientific...


Space Photos of the Week: Hubbub Over Hubble - WIRED
You can’t beat space telescopes for an unencumbered view of the cosmos.
https://www.wired.com/story/space-photos...


Storms on Jupiter are messing with the planet’s colorful bands, stunning images show - RT
Amazing new photographs give rare insight into what goes on underneath Jupiter’s swirling clouds during its storms. The images reveal how the events are disturbing the planet’s colorful bands.
https://www.rt.com/news/467210-jupiter-s...


Asteroid warning: Apocalyptic 'God of Chaos' powering towards Earth in time for 2029 - Express.co.uk
THE APOCALYPTIC ‘God of Chaos’ asteroid, a gargantuan space rock taller than the Eiffel Tower, will speed perilously and unprecedentedly close to Earth in just 10 years time.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1...


Why Pluto is no longer a planet (or is it?) - CNN
Pluto was long considered our solar system's ninth planet. Learn why Pluto had a drop in status.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/24/world/plu...


Black hole gobbles up neutron star, causing ripples in space and time - CNN
In the same decade when gravitational waves and a neutron star merger have been observed, astronomers have now observed what they believe to be the first detection of a black hole swallowing a neutron star.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/20/world/bla...


Alien life latest: Could light pollution attract extraterrestrial interest from space? - Express.co.uk
ALIEN life “likely exists” and humanity could be unintentionally advertising our existence via light pollution, a leading scientist has warned.
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Gravitational Waves Could Showcase The Universe Expansion Rate Better Than Anything Else - Great Lakes Ledger
In recent years scientists have been split into two sides, each of them trying to measure the universe expansion rate...
https://greatlakesledger.com/2019/08/24/...


What's Mars solar conjunction, and why does it matter? - Phys.org
The daily chatter between antennas here on Earth and those on NASA spacecraft at Mars is about to get much quieter for a few weeks.
https://phys.org/news/2019-08-mars-solar...


A novel technology for genome-editing a broad range of mutations in live organisms - Phys.org
The ability to edit genes in living organisms offers the opportunity to treat a plethora of inherited diseases. However, many types of gene-editing tools are unable to target critical areas of DNA, and creating such a technology has been difficult as living t…
https://phys.org/news/2019-08-technology...


Migrating mule deer don't need directions: study - Phys.org
How do big-game animals know where to migrate across hundreds of miles of vast Wyoming landscapes year after year?
https://phys.org/news/2019-08-migrating-...


Viewing Tips for Peak of Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight - Big Island Now
The Perseid meteor shower is upon us. It is the most famous and active meteor shower of the year with up to 80 meteors an hour leaving long trails across the
https://bigislandnow.com/2019/08/23/view...


Asteroid BOMBSHELL: NASA plans mission to asteroid that could hold gold worth billions - Express.co.uk
NASA is planning to send a probe to an asteroid that could hold thousands of billions of pounds worth of gold, platinum and other special metals.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1...


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