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*A giant mass anomaly detected under the Moon's largest crater
A mysterious large mass of material has been discovered deep beneath the Solar System’s largest impact crater -- the Moon's South Pole-Aitken basin.
*Discovery of the UK’s biggest ever meteor impact site
Scientists have finally pinpointed the impact site of a giant kilometre wide asteroid which slammed into what is now North Western Scotland 1.2 billion years ago.
*Asteroid with 1 in 7000 chance of hitting the Earth in September
Time for a bit of doomsday click bait and dangling at the end of our hook this month is asteroid 2006 QV89 – a thirty-metre-wide chunk of rock which has a one in 7299 chance of hitting the Earth on September 9th this year.
*Turning sea bed into diamonds
Most diamonds found on Earth are made from carbon recycled from the seabed and cooked deep inside the planet’s mantle. Now, Scientists have for the first time recreated the salts found trapped inside these diamonds – a key step in confirming the process.
*Dragon returns to Earth
A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship has splashed down safely an hour after firing its thrusters to begin its de-orbit burn.
*Soyuz places telcom satellites in orbit
A Russian Soyuz ST-B rocket has blasted off from the European Space Agency’s Kourou space port in French Guiana carrying the final four satellites in the O3b constellation.
The Science Report
Scientists agree to designate a new geologic epoch — the Anthropocene.
Why people love fermented foods like yogurt.
Iran’s fake news disinformation campaign unmasked.
Australia’s nuclear research reactor at Lucas Heights is getting a big boost.
The long-awaited 5G network formally launched in Australia.
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