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The next Americans in space - Greenwich Time
Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are about to fly together in one of the most important launches NASA has attempted in years. Their lives have been running down parallel tracks for years.

Extremely rare 'cosmic ring of fire' discovered in the early universe - CNET
Galaxies are burnin' things and sometimes they make a fiery ring.

Remains of 60 Mammoths Found in Mexico - The New York Times
Archaeologists said the remains found near the site of a former lake could suggest the animals were hunted after they got stuck in mud.

SpaceX Launch Gets Final 'Go' Before Historic Mission But Weather Still A Risk - Investor's Business Daily
This week's SpaceX launch received a final green light as astronauts get ready to take off from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.

What does Joe Biden believe about NASA, space exploration and commercial space? | TheHill - The Hill
Joe Biden owes it to Americans, who are deciding whom to vote for, to reveal what he intends to do in space should he be elected.

Solving the space junk problem -
Space is getting crowded. Aging satellites and space debris crowd low-Earth orbit, and launching new satellites adds to the collision risk. The most effective way to solve the space junk problem, according to a new study, is not to capture debris or deorbit o…

How to spot Comet SWAN this week alongside constellations and whirlpools - Daily Record
Comet SWAN, which has a tail stretching 11 miles long, is believed to be the brightest comet we’ll see in 2020.

Galactic Crash With Sagittarius May Have Triggered the Formation of Our Solar System - SciTechDaily
The formation of the Sun, the Solar System and the subsequent emergence of life on Earth may be a consequence of a collision between our galaxy, the Milky Way, and a smaller galaxy called Sagittarius, discovered in the 1990s to be orbiting our galactic home. …

The deep ocean is warming slowly—but dramatic changes are ahead -
The world's deep oceans are warming at a slower rate than the surface, but it's still not good news for deep-sea creatures according to an international study.

Scientists find genes to save ash trees from deadly beetle -
An international team of scientists have identified candidate resistance genes that could protect ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a deadly pest that is expected to kill billions of trees worldwide.

Six-month-olds see people who imitate them as more friendly - Daily Mail
Babies know when you imitate them - and they perceive it as a sign of friendliness. Swedish experiments suggests that the imitation game is an infant's favourite way of interacting with adults.

Building bricks from plastic waste -
Revolutionary 'green' types of bricks and construction materials could be made from recycled PVC, waste plant fibers or sand with the help of a remarkable new kind of rubber polymer discovered by Australian scientists.

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