Space Booze? This Comet Is Spewing Alcohol

NASA says a comet near the sun is releasing large amounts of ethyl alcohol, which is in alcoholic beverages. Video provided by Newsy Like a roving interplanetary cocktail bar, a comet is carting around booze and sugar. The aptly named Comet Lovejoycontains ethanol and the simple sugar glycolaldehyde, researchers report online October 23 in Science

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New giant tortoise species found in Galapagos

A research team working in the Galapagos Archipelago has discovered there are two species of giant tortoises — not just one, as had been long believed — living on the island of Santa Cruz in the center of the Galapagos Archipelago. The discovery of the new species, detailed in a study reported today (Oct. 21)

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Revolutionary New Spacesuit is Being Tested to Help Make Missions to Other Planets Viable

A prototype spacesuit that could help make missions to other planets viable has had its first trial on the International Space Station. An assessment of how the “skinsuit” performed has yet to be released, but the mission marks a step towards tackling a major obstacle to long-term missions in space. Humans have hundreds of millions

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