Hubble catches interstellar comet as it flies past the sun – CNN

Hubble catches interstellar comet as it flies past the sun – CNN

The Hubble Space Telescope had a front row seat to capture the best and closest image to date of interstellar comet 2I/Borisov.
Researchers discover unique multifibrillar fibres – Phys.org

Researchers discover unique multifibrillar fibres – Phys.org

Strong and tough yet as light as a feather—materials with this exceptional combination of properties are urgently needed in many industrial sectors and in medicine, as well as being of great interest for scientific research. A research team from the Universit…
The limits of ocean heavyweights: Prey curb whales’ gigantic size – Phys.org

The limits of ocean heavyweights: Prey curb whales’ gigantic size – Phys.org

At 100 feet long and weighing more than 100 tons, blue whales are the largest creatures to have evolved on the planet. Other whales, like killer whales, are larger than most terrestrial animals but pale in comparison to the size of blue whales. What sets thes…
NASA’s Osiris-Rex Selects Target Asteroid Landing Site – The New York Times

NASA’s Osiris-Rex Selects Target Asteroid Landing Site – The New York Times

The spacecraft spent a year mapping Bennu’s rugged terrain, and next year it will touch down on the surface to collect a sample.
Dark Matter May Be Source of Mysterious Gamma Radiation in Center of Milky Way – SciTechDaily

Dark Matter May Be Source of Mysterious Gamma Radiation in Center of Milky Way...

An abundance of mysterious gamma radiation exists in the center of the Milky Way, called the Galactic Center GeV Excess. Previous research determined that this enigmatic radiation likely came from sources like pulsars -- neutron stars that emit electromagneti…
DNA may hold clues to extinct animal lifespan – BBC News

DNA may hold clues to extinct animal lifespan – BBC News

Scientists calculate the lifespans of long-lost species, including ancient human relatives.
Meet MAMBO-9, one of the most distant galaxies to ever be observed – CNN

Meet MAMBO-9, one of the most distant galaxies to ever be observed – CNN

No, it's not a follow-up song to Lou Bega's one-hit wonder "Mambo No. 5." The light from the galaxy known as MAMBO-9 traveled for 13 billion years to reach us, making it the most distant star-forming galaxy ever observed with a telescope.
For Mars colonization, new water map may hold key of where to land – NASASpaceflight.com

For Mars colonization, new water map may hold key of where to land –...

It seems like an obvious thing to say.  When looking to establish a human colony…
Denman Glacier: Deepest point on land found in Antarctica – BBC News

Denman Glacier: Deepest point on land found in Antarctica – BBC News

Denman Glacier reaches down to more than 3,500m below sea level. Only ocean trenches go deeper.
Use Google Assistant’s Interpreter Mode to Talk to Someone in Their Language – Lifehacker

Use Google Assistant’s Interpreter Mode to Talk to Someone in Their Language – Lifehacker

Next time you want to have a conversation with someone who speaks a different language, you might be able to do it using just your phone.