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An Asteroid That Could Have Wiped Out A City Narrowly Missed Earth, Catching Scientists By Surprise - Forbes
Astronomers didn’t notice the asteroid until it was a day away from passing Earth.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelsandl...


SpaceX's launch of an experimental rocket ship set fire to about 100 acres of wildlife refuge in south Texas - Business Insider
The fires started by Starhopper, a prototype Mars rocket, initially seemed to be extinguished, but the flames rekindled and spread overnight.
https://www.businessinsider.com/spacex-s...


Fossilized Clams Had Evidence of a Meteorite Impact Inside Them - Universe Today
When an extraterrestrial object slams into the Earth, it sends molten rock high into the atmosphere. That debris cools and re-crystallizes and falls back down to Earth. Tiny glass beads that form in this process are called microtektites, and researchers in Fl…
https://www.universetoday.com/142991/fos...


Football-Size Meteorite May Have Landed in an Indian Rice Field - Live Science
The strange magnetic rock was the size of a football.
https://www.livescience.com/66039-possib...


How to watch the Delta Aquariid meteor shower - NBC News
The Delta Aquariid meteors arrived July 12 and will be visible until Aug. 23, and will overlap with the Perseid meteor shower.
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/how...


NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Does Biceps Curls (Arm Testing Time Lapse) - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Time lapse video of robotic arm on NASA's Mars 2020 rover handily maneuvers 88-pounds (40 kilograms) worth of sensor-laden turret as it moves from a deployed...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT9kxH89...


Seeking Landers to Return Humans to the Moon on This Week @NASA – July 26, 2019 - NASA
Seeking ideas for landing systems to return humans to the Moon, showcasing our aeronautics research efforts, and the science connection to Apollo 11’s splash...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWFSj2d3...


Drones will fly for days with new photovoltaic engine - Tech Xplore
UC Berkeley researchers just broke another record in photovoltaic efficiency, an achievement that could lead to an ultralight engine that can power drones for days.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/MN/...


World's smallest fossil monkey found in Amazon jungle - Phys.org
A team of Peruvian and American scientists have uncovered the 18-million-year-old remains of the smallest fossil monkey ever found.
https://phys.org/news/2019-07-world-smal...


New Research: Global Temp Rising at Fastest Rate in 2,000 Years - Futurism
This should put an end to the "business as usual" argument once and for all.
https://futurism.com/the-byte/global-war...


Earth's 'boring billion' years of stagnant, stinking oceans might actually have been rather dynamic - Phys.Org
Geologists have dubbed Earth's middle age the "boring billion." Occurring some 1,800 to 800 million years ago, it has long been considered a period when little happened on Earth in terms of biological evolution, climate, or the chemistry of the oceans and atm…
https://phys.org/news/2019-07-earth-bill...


'Dark Matter Bullets' Could Tear Through the Human Body, Wild New Study Suggests - Live Science
A type of dark matter might be capable of causing gunshot-like wounds.
https://www.livescience.com/66034-death-...


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