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Time Travel Theoretically Possible Without Leading To Paradoxes, Researchers Say - NPR
In the peer-reviewed journal article, University of Queensland physicists say time is essentially self-healing. Changes in the past wouldn't necessarily cause a universe-ending paradox. Phew.

NASA wants ideas for keeping Moon missions powered in the dark - Engadget
NASA is crowdsourcing ideas for energy systems that would keep Moon missions powered, even in the dark.

SpaceX wins US military approval to launch on reused Falcon boosters - Teslarati
A United States military contract with SpaceX has been modified to allow future launches aboard reused Falcon 9 boosters, saving the US tens of millions of dollars. The series of Lockheed Martin built GPS III satellites operated by the U.S. Space Force’s Spac…

Titanic disaster may have been influenced by space weather, researcher says - Fox News
Space weather may have played a part in the Titanic disaster, according to new research.

Earth set to get a new mini-moon - but astronomers are confused by its origin - Daily Express
EARTH is set to get a new Moon - but exactly what the newly discovered object is is a mystery.

Scientists May Have Found a Material for Building on Mars - WIRED
Using simple chemistry, the organic polymer chitin can be transformed into a viable substance for creating tools and habitats on the Red Planet.

Meteors that brushed Earth's atmosphere may have brought life to Venus, study says - Fox News
Earlier this month, researchers discovered traces of phosphine in the clouds of Venus, a molecule that is only made on Earth as a byproduct of life. A new study, suggests the phosphine may have emanated from our planet.

NASA Dragonfly Launch Delayed – Revolutionary Mission to Saturn’s Moon Titan - SciTechDaily
Dragonfly is a NASA mission that delivers a rotorcraft to Saturn’s moon Titan to advance our search for the building blocks of life. While Dragonfly was originally scheduled to launch in 2026, NASA has requested the Dragonfly team pursue their alternative lau…

NASA launching new space toilet and more to space station this week -
The private Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to launch on Sept. 29.

The World's Space Agencies Are on a Quest to Deflect an Asteroid - Singularity Hub
A joint mission between ESA, NASA, and other space agencies will, for the first time, attempt to alter the orbit of a sizeable asteroid in deep space.

Understanding Our Place in the Universe: Math Professor Verifies Centuries-Old Conjecture About Formation of the Solar System - SciTechDaily
Using a limited set of mathematical equations, Worcester Polytechnic Institute mathematical sciences professor Mayer Humi said he has confirmed a 224-year-old math conjecture about the origins of our solar system, providing insights about the process that lea…

Wild Animals Lose Fear of Predators Quickly After They Start Encountering Humans - SciTechDaily
Most wild animals show a suite of predator avoidance behaviors such as vigilance, freezing, and fleeing. But these are quickly reduced after the animals come into contact with humans through captivity, domestication, or urbanization, according to a study led …

SpaceX's reused rockets will carry national security payloads for the first time - Engadget
SpaceX's reused rockets will soon carry US national security payloads, starting with a GPS satellite in 2021.

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