Japanese Spacecraft to Attempt Landing on Distant Asteroid 0

PHYS.org – 21 February, 2019 – A Japanese spacecraft began its approach Thursday toward a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin

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Astronaut Photography Benefiting The Planet 0

ESA – 18 Feb 2019 – When astronauts take photographs of our planet while orbiting 400 km above our heads, they are doing much more than just taking pretty pictures.

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Space junk: Harpoon Tested to Clean Up Space 0

BBC – 17 February 2019 – New footage from a space mission shows the latest idea to collect space junk. A harpoon was fired at a target in orbit to demonstrate

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‘Shock therapy’ Isn’t as Scary as its Name – or the Movies – Suggest

POPULAR SCIENCE – Nicole Westman – 31 January 2019 – Contrary to popular thought, under the right conditions, electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, doctors argue, is usually safe and effective. For

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The ‘Stuff’ of the Universe Keeps Changing

Phys.org – Laura Arenscheld – 1 February 2019 – The composition of the universe—the elements that are the building blocks for every bit of matter—is ever-changing and ever-evolving, thanks to the

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Hubble Fortuitously Discovers a New Galaxy

Pys.org – 30 January 2019 – Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study some of the oldest and faintest stars in the globular cluster NGC 6752 have made

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Arctic Weather Plunges into North America

NASA – 29 January 2019 – Desperately cold weather is now gripping the Midwest and Northern Plains of the United States, as well as interior Canada. The culprit is a

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Measles outbreak spreads across anti-vaccine ‘hotspot’ in Washington

BIG THINK – Stephen Johnson – 24 January 2019 – A measles outbreak has spread across an anti-vaccination “hotspot” in Clark County, Wash., causing officials to declare a public health emergency.

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House Spending Bill Fires Warning Shot at James Webb

SPACE NEWS – 18 January 2019 – WASHINGTON — A new appropriations bill the House plans to vote on next week would provide $21.5 billion for NASA in 2019 but

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Dark Matter May Have Formed Ancient Black Holes

FUTURISM – Jon Christian – 24 January 2019 – Researchers have long wondered what led to the formation of the universe’s most ancient supermassive black holes — cosmic monsters so old

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