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SpaceX set to activate additional test stands ahead of busy 2020 - NASASpaceflight.com
SpaceX’s McGregor test facility is about to open two new test stands to accommodate increased…
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/12/...


Scientists Found the Deepest Land on Earth Hiding Beneath Antarctica's Ice - Livescience.com
A new mapping effort revealed critical new details of Antarctica's hidden land.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/AR/...


Don't Miss 2019's Geminid Meteor Shower - NASA
This Friday, look up to the sky to catch one of the most prolific and reliable meteor showers of the year! The Geminid meteor shower will put on a dazzling d...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60JAciOh...


Dark Matter 'Strikes Back' in Galactic Mystery - Gizmodo
Dark matter could be responsible for the mysterious observation of gamma rays in the center of our galaxy, according to a new paper.
https://gizmodo.com/dark-matter-strikes-...


Interstellar comet 2I/Borisov is whizzing through the solar system. - Vox.com
The Hubble Space telescope recently captured the alien visitor, which is moving at around 100,000 mph.
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2...


Grisly discovery: Human teeth were used as prehistoric jewelry - Fox News
Archaeologists have shed new light on two 8,500-year-old human teeth that once formed part of a necklace or a bracelet.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/grisly-d...


Baby born on 12/12 at 12:12 shares moment with last full moon of the decade - GMA
A baby born on Dec. 12 at 12:12 a.m. during the peak of the last full moon of the decade.
https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/famil...


OSIRIS-REx Team Will Boop This Spot on Asteroid Bennu - Gizmodo
The OSIRIS-REx team has decided on a location to collect a sample from the asteroid Bennu. It’s a 460-foot-wide crater that they’ve dubbed “Nightingale.”
https://gizmodo.com/osiris-rex-team-will...


Cyclone size of Texas discovered on Jupiter by NASA's Juno mission - CNN
NASA's Juno mission spotted a new cyclone the size of Texas during a close flyby of Jupiter in November.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/13/world/jun...


Newfound Martian aurora actually the most common; sheds light on Mars' changing climate - Phys.org
A type of Martian aurora first identified by NASA's MAVEN spacecraft in 2016 is actually the most common form of aurora occurring on the Red Planet, according to new results from the mission. The aurora is known as a proton aurora and can help scientists trac…
https://phys.org/news/2019-12-newfound-m...


A self-cleaning surface that repels even the deadliest superbugs - Phys.org
A team of researchers at McMaster University has developed a self-cleaning surface that can repel all forms of bacteria, preventing the transfer of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and other dangerous bacteria in settings ranging from hospitals to kitchens.
https://phys.org/news/2019-12-self-clean...


Earth was 'stressed' BEFORE the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs - Daily Mail
Ancient fossilised shells in Antarctica were revealed Earth's tumultuous pre-Chicxulub existence due to rising carbon dioxide emissions from volcanic eruptions in the Deccan Traps.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/...


Incredible Animation Shows What You'd See If All The Surface Water On Earth Disappeared - IFLScience
Our Earth is a proverbial pale blue dot, thanks to the oceans and seas that cover 71 percent of our planet’s surface. The great blue expanse between the la
https://www.iflscience.com/environment/i...


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