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After Thursday test firing, SpaceX may be a month from commercial crew launch - Ars Technica
The rocket can roar. Now, how about that Dragon spacecraft?
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/01/...


Scientists Try to Recreate Freakishly Tall 'Rogue' Waves in the Lab - Gizmodo
On New Year’s Day, 1995, an instrument off the coast of Norway measured a rogue wave 84 feet high. Now, scientists are recreating these waves—albeit in miniature—in the lab.
https://gizmodo.com/scientists-try-to-re...


This galaxy is no match for a hungry cluster - Phys.org
A new study led by Yale University astronomers tells the story of a galaxy that ran out of gas.
https://phys.org/news/2019-01-galaxy-hun...


New Hubble view is 'deepest image of the universe from space' - CNET
The space telescope run by NASA and ESA once again delivers a wondrous look at the cosmos.
https://www.cnet.com/news/new-hubble-vie...


A "new" periodic table shows Earth’s rapidly diminishing elements - Marketplace.org
A new chart shows elements sorted by quantities left on earth rather than weight.
https://www.marketplace.org/2019/01/23/w...


Lasers can beam audible messages directly to people's ears - Boing Boing
Lasers can beam audible messages directly to people's ears
https://boingboing.net/2019/01/24/lasers...


Indianapolis weather: Temperatures could be 'dangerously cold' next week - Indianapolis Star
Single-digit high temperatures are expected to hit starting Wednesday next week.
https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2019...


How to escape a black hole: Simulations provide new clues about powerful plasma jets - Phys.org
Black holes are known for their voracious appetites, binging on matter with such ferocity that not even light can escape once it's swallowed up.
https://phys.org/news/2019-01-black-hole...


Complete Axolotl Genome Could Reveal the Secret of Regenerating Tissues - Smithsonian
The aquatic salamander's genome is one of the most complex sets of genetic instructions in the world
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/MO/...


A Cosmic Gem: Dying Star Shines in Stunning Telescope Views - Space.com
A planetary nebula — the remains of a giant star that has tossed away its outer layers — glows in this stunning new image released by the European Southern Observatory.
https://www.space.com/43085-stunning-pla...


Scientists Drill 2-Kilometer Hole Into West Antarctic Ice Sheet In A World First - IFLScience
Scientists working for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have succeeded in drilling a 2-kilometer (1.2 miles) hole in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, cuttin
https://www.iflscience.com/environment/s...


Saturn's rings help astronomers finally calculate the length of a day - National Geographic
The gas giant was long the only planet in the solar system missing this vital piece of information.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/scien...


Moon-Forming Smashup May Have Paved the Way for Life on Earth - Space.com
The long-ago giant impact that led to the formation of Earth's moon also helped make life as we know it possible on our planet, a new study suggests.
https://www.space.com/43110-moon-forming...


"Moons of Moons" --Could Serve as an Outpost for a Technological Civilization - The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
“An artificial submoon may be stable and thereby serve as a time capsule or outpost for a technological civilization. On a stable orbit around the Moon–such as the one for NASA’s proposed Lunar Gateway–a submoon would keep humanity’s treasures safe for poster…
https://dailygalaxy.com/2019/01/moons-of...


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