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NASA’s Fermi Spots a Weird Pulse of High-Energy Radiation Racing Toward Earth - SciTechDaily
On August 26, 2020, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a pulse of high-energy radiation that had been racing toward Earth for nearly half the present age of the universe. Lasting only about a second, it turned out to be one for the record books –…

Galileo Project to search cosmos for alien life and UFOs - New York Post
An out-of-this-world research project is blasting off to see if extraterrestrial societies not only exist but also could create technology allowing them to travel in space.

Largest known comet has been traveling for millions of years - CNN
Astronomers have discovered the largest known comet -- and it's about a thousand times more massive than others. The comet has been traveling around our solar system for millions of years and will reach its closest point to our sun in 2031.

Lucy spacecraft passes pre-shipment review, on track for October launch - -
NASA and Lockheed Martin are another step closer to the launch of their Lucy Trojan…

Jupiter rising: SpaceX just scored another major NASA contract - Al Jazeera English
SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket beat out SLS, the next mega launcher, to launch NASA’s Jupiter moon mission.

Hubble finds evidence of water vapor on Jupiter's largest moon - Engadget
Researchers re-examined new and archival datasets to make the discovery..

Large meteor lights up skies in Norway -
Norwegian experts say an unusually large meteor was visible over large parts of southern Scandinavia and illuminated southeast Norway with a powerful flash of light for a few seconds as many observers were reported to also hear a roaring sound afterwards.

NASA Mars helicopter passes 1-mile mark on 'most complex flight yet' - CNET
Ingenuity's 10th flight was its highest yet as it scouted a spot called Raised Ridges.

Russia ditches 20-year-old space station module to clear way for lab's arrival - CBS News
After resolving multiple problems, Russian flight controllers cleared the way for Thursday's arrival of the new Nauka lab module.

SpaceX awarded a $178M contract for NASA's mission to Jupiter's moon - Daily Mail
The contract marks NASA's latest vote of confidence in Elon Musk's Hawthorne, California-based company.

Combining two approaches to advance quantum computing -
Quantum computers hold the potential to out-perform all conventional computing systems. Two promising physical implementations for the storage and manipulation of quantum information are the electromagnetic modes of superconducting circuits and the spins of s…

Earth's interior is swallowing up more carbon than thought -
Scientists from Cambridge University and NTU Singapore have found that slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates drag more carbon into Earth's interior than previously thought.

US Nobel-prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg dies aged 88 – Physics World -
Giant of 20th-century physics was instrumental in formulating the Standard Model of particle physics in the 1960s

Possible meteor sighting has Texans buzzing on social media - KSAT San Antonio
A fireball in the sky, believed to be a meteor, was visible for many Texans on Sunday night.

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