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Two Meteor Showers Will Peak This Week — Here's How to Spot a Shooting Star - MSN Money
The Delta Aquariids and Alpha Capricornids will peak this week — here's what you need to know.
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Carbon Emissions Are Chilling The Atmosphere 90 Km Above Antarctica - ScienceAlert
While greenhouse gases are warming Earth's surface, they're also causing rapid cooling far above us, at the edge of space.
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Engineers Create Strange Four-Winged Flapping Drones Inspired by Bird Wings - ScienceAlert
We have developed four-winged bird-like robots, called ornithopters, that can take off and fly with the agility of swifts, hummingbirds and insects. We did this by reverse engineering the aerodynamics and biomechanics of these creatures.
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NASA's Mars 2020 rover Perseverance is 'go' for launch - Space.com
Liftoff is scheduled for 7:50 a.m. EDT on Thursday (July 30).
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Scientists discover what makes body odour smell bad, and say it could help develop better antiperspirants - Telegraph.co.uk
Identification of enzyme that lives in human armpits and is responsible for producing pungent smell could lead to 'cure' for BO
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/07...


SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-2: How to watch NASA astronauts return to Earth - CNET
Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley made history getting to the space station. Now they're coming home.
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Extreme Chernobyl Fungus Could Protect Astronauts From Deadly Radiation - Gizmodo
An experiment done aboard the International Space Station demonstrates the potential for a hardy fungus to shield astronauts from cosmic radiation. This fungus has already proved its mettle inside one of the most hostile places on Earth: the ruined Chernobyl …
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Astronomers Capture the First Ever Photo of Two Planets Orbiting a Sun-Like Star - PetaPixel
The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO VLT) has captured a world's first: the first ever image of two giant exoplanets orbiting a
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Researchers offer unprecedented look into 'central engine' powering a solar flare - Phys.org
In a study published in Nature Astronomy, an international team of researchers has presented a new, detailed look inside the "central engine" of a large solar flare accompanied by a powerful eruption first captured on Sept. 10, 2017 by the Owens Valley Solar …
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Hubble Space Telescope spots summertime on Saturn in new image - Fox News
Summertime on Earth is a little different than summer on Saturn.
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School girls in India discover Earth-bound asteroid - Reuters
Two teenage girls from India have discovered an Earth-bound asteroid by poring through images from a University of Hawaii telescope, an Indian space education institute said on Monday.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india...


This is What Comet NEOWISE Looks Like from the ISS - PetaPixel
As photographers across the world are trying their hands at shooting Comet NEOWISE before it's gone for the next 6,000 years, astronauts onboard the ISS
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How to see Comet NEOWISE | Space - EarthSky
A few observers in the Southern Hemisphere are beginning to capture Comet NEOWISE, too. Charts here for seeing the comet in late July and early August.
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