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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!
https://www.universetoday.com/152330/ast...


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
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-new...


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.
https://nypost.com/2021/08/27/female-hum...


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.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/27/how-blue...


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.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/media...


Astronauts successfully demonstrate DNA repair in space using CRISPR technology - Space.com
The experiment could aid long-duration human space travel.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/PR/...


The physics behind a water bear's lumbering gait - Phys.org
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…
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/AR/...


The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's next great observatory, passes final ground tests - Space.com
After years of delays, the most powerful space telescope ever built is ready for its trip to space.
https://www.space.com/james-webb-space-t...


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.
https://sputniknews.com/viral/2021082710...


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.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/scien...


How NASA Astronauts Write in Space - NASA
Space Pens, Pencils, and How NASA Takes Notes in Space
https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacet...


Scientists detected the radio 'colors' of an FRB for the first time - Livescience.com
This could be further proof that magnetars are responsible for most, if not all, FRBs.
https://www.livescience.com/frb-radio-co...


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