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Astronomers Locate the Source of High-Energy Cosmic Rays - Universe Today
Using a novel approach, a team of researchers has confirmed that the elusive source of cosmic rays is indeed supernova remnants!

Rare, supermassive black holes spotted by Indian reseachers - Hindustan Times
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru, have observed three supermassive black holes from three galaxies merging to form a triple active galactic nuclei, using data from India’s only astronomy space mission, Astrosat

Female hummingbirds avoid sexual harassment by being flashy - New York Post
Some female white-necked jacobin hummingbirds are adopting flashier plumage to avoid harassment from brutish males, a new study has revealed, leading to fewer fights at the feeder.

How Blue Origin, SpaceX, Virgin Galactic space race could impact the atmosphere - CNBC
The Bezos, Branson and Musk space race is leading scientists to try to better understand how rocket exhaust and other elements impact the environment.

Media Invited to Virtual Briefing on Launch of NASA, USGS Landsat 9 - NASA
Officials from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will discuss next month’s planned launch of the Landsat 9 satellite during a media briefing at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Astronauts successfully demonstrate DNA repair in space using CRISPR technology -
The experiment could aid long-duration human space travel.

The physics behind a water bear's lumbering gait -
Plump and ponderous, tardigrades earned the nickname "water bears" when scientists first observed the 0.02-inch-long animals' distinctive lumbering gaits in the 18th century. Their dumpy plod, however, raises the question of why tardigrades evolved to walk at…

The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's next great observatory, passes final ground tests -
After years of delays, the most powerful space telescope ever built is ready for its trip to space.

Flying 'Exploding' Object Seen Above Russia Leaves Netizens Scratching Their Heads - Sputnik International
Some of the theories regarding the object’s nature on social media include a meteorite, UFO, and satellite reentry.

Fossils Seized in Police Raid Demystify a Prehistoric Flying Reptile - The New York Times
Among the 3,000 fossils seized at a Brazilian port in 2013 was an almost complete skeleton from the pterosaur species Tupandactylus navigans, preserved in six limestone slabs.

How NASA Astronauts Write in Space - NASA
Space Pens, Pencils, and How NASA Takes Notes in Space

Scientists detected the radio 'colors' of an FRB for the first time -
This could be further proof that magnetars are responsible for most, if not all, FRBs.

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