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SpaceX launch of Space Force GPS satellite could break a record - CNET
The company is aiming for its fourth launch in a little over four weeks and breaking new ground for a national security mission.
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/spacex-launc...


Astronaut says losing mirror on spacewalk was 'real bummer' - The Associated Press
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The commander of the International Space Station said Monday that losing a mirror during last week’s otherwise successful spacewalk was “a real bummer.” NASA...
https://apnews.com/09fabd7ea61632dbd206d...


South pole warming three times faster than rest of the world, our research shows - The Guardian
Dramatic change in Antarctica’s interior in past three decades a result of effects from tropical variability working together with increasing greenhouse gases
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/...


Mystery of how flying snakes move is solved by scientists - Fox News
Flying snakes are able to undulate their bodies as they glide through the air, and those unique movements allow them to make such flights, scientists have found.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/how-flyi...


Declining eyesight improved by looking at deep red light - Science Daily
Staring at a deep red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a new study, the first of its kind in humans.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/NM/...


NASA Plans for More SLS Rocket Boosters to Launch Artemis Missions - NASA
NASA has taken the next steps toward building Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket boosters to support as many as six additional flights, for a total of up to nine Artemis missions.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-...


More Evidence that Europa's Oceans Could be Habitable - Universe Today
More evidence that Jupiter's moon Europa contains not only an ocean, but a habitable one. Good thing NASA is planning a mission to find out for sure.
https://www.universetoday.com/146760/mor...


Array of radio telescopes reveals explosion on the surface of a hot dead star - Phys.org
An international group of researchers observed a source of variable gamma rays identified in 2010 by the NASA satellite Fermi. They used a technique called VLBI, that combines data from several radio telescopes on Earth, to produce the sharpest images to date…
https://phys.org/news/2020-06-array-radi...


SpaceX’s reusable Falcon rockets have Europe thinking two steps ahead - Teslarati
In a rare instance of some connection to reality, a European Union commissioner overseeing the space industry has acknowledged the elephant in the room, admitting that SpaceX has changed the game for commercial rockets and that the upcoming Ariane 6 rocket ma…
https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-reusabl...


Cartwheeling light reveals new optical phenomenon - Phys.org
A scientist might want to do cartwheels upon making a discovery, but this time the discovery itself relies on cartwheels.
https://phys.org/news/2020-06-cartwheeli...


Gravitas: NASA will pay you to design a toilet for Moon - WION
Gravitas: NASA will pay you to design a toilet for Moon NASA is planning to return to the moon by 2024 and wants someone to design a new toilet that works in...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeMreuTJ...


Yes, an asteroid really did wipe out the dinosaurs, study finds - CNN
The age of the dinosaurs ended 66 million years ago with the ultimate bad day, not a prolonged period of climate change wrought by volcanic activity, according to new research.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/29/world/din...


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