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An Iceberg Might NOT Have Sunk the Titanic After All, a New Study Finds - Yahoo Finance
That's what this new study suggests. Here's the evidence.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/science...


Jupiter's Great Red Spot stars in gorgeous new Hubble telescope view - CNET
Get your mind off this rock and go visit Jupiter through a fresh NASA and ESA snap of the gas giant.
https://www.cnet.com/news/jupiters-great...


Scientists discovered phosphine gas, a sign of life, on Venus. What might life look like there? - Vox.com
Venus is a blistering-hot planet with a sulfuric acid atmosphere. What could possibly survive there?
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2...


Brain-scanning backpack brings neuroscience into the real world - Science Magazine
Wearable device allows brain readings and stimulation on the go
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/...


The rarity of 2020’s Halloween full moon - Deseret News
It takes a long time for the whole world to get a full moon on Halloween.
https://www.deseret.com/u-s-world/2020/9...


Scientists find 'secret molecule' that allows bacteria to exhale electricity - Live Science
The soil bacteria breathe through 'giant snorkels' made of a special conductive protein, the researchers found.
https://www.livescience.com/electron-bre...


Venus is a Russian planet -- say the Russians - CNN
No longer confined to territories here on Earth, Russia has now staked its claim on Venus, saying it is a "Russian planet."
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/18/world/ven...


Infrared Eyes on Enceladus: Hints of Fresh Ice in Northern Hemisphere - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Scientists used data gathered by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during 13 years of exploring the Saturn system to make detailed images of the icy moon - and to reveal geologic activity.
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?f...


VLBA makes first direct distance measurement to magnetar - Phys.org
Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have made the first direct geometric measurement of the distance to a magnetar within our Milky Way Galaxy—a measurement that could help determine if magnetars are the sources…
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/NH/...


investors are 'very excited' now about being part of the space industry: Former NASA astronaut - Yahoo Finance
The first Hispanic woman to fly to space says we’ve made progress in encouraging women and minorities to enter the sciences, but more needs to be done.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/investors...


NASA to test precision automated landing system designed for the Moon and Mars on upcoming Blue Origin mission - TechCrunch
NASA is going to be testing out a new precision landing system designed for use on the tough terrain of the Moon and Mars for the first time during an upcoming mission of Blue Origin’s New Shepard reusable suborbital rocket. The ‘Safe and Precise Landing – In…
http://techcrunch.com/2020/09/18/nasa-to...


Giant ‘survivor’ planet found orbiting dead star - EarthSky
For the first time, astronomers have detected a planet orbiting a white dwarf star. If further confirmed, the discovery shows that some planets could survive the destruction of their sun-like stars, and some might even remain potentially habitable.
https://earthsky.org/space/survivor-plan...


Texas youth hockey coach, 29, dies from coronavirus complications days after feeling sick - Fox News
A 29-year-old North Texas youth hockey coach died late last month from coronavirus complications after feeling sick for just three days
https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-youth-h...


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