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A cosmic search for a missing arm…This dwarf galaxy, located ~30 million light-years away, reveals a single major spiral galaxy arm, giving it an asymmetric appearance. Why is there only one, when it would normally have at least two? Find out:

To study the massive distribution of carbon stored in Congo forests, our researchers took to both air and space:

RT @NASA_Johnson: How exactly does weather affect human spaceflight launches, landings, tests, and training? “Houston We Have A Podcast” finds out:

We’re making progress detecting & characterizing near-Earth objects that pose the greatest risk if they were to collide with Earth, but there are still many more to be found. @AsteroidWatch’s work continues:

Pre-order the Stagg EKG Kettle fellow-products-stagg-ekg-kettle

Following a massively successful Kickstarter back in February, the folks at Fellow — who made the original Stagg pour-over kettle and the Duo Coffee Steeper — are accepting pre-orders for the Stagg EKG electric kettle. (US-only as of this writing.)

In addition to sporting the original Stagg’s minimalist look and ergonomically counterbalanced handle, the Stagg EKG appears to be taking aim at our favorite gooseneck kettle around here, the Bonavita variable-temp. The EKG’s base has a temperature control knob that lets you heat water anywhere between 135°F (57°C) and 212°F (100°C), with an option to hold that temperature for an hour. After heating, the base’s built-in stopwatch can help you time your brewing process.

The Stagg EKG is expected to ship sometime this month (November 2017) and can be pre-ordered for $149.

They also offer an EGK+ version ($199) that offers a few additional features, including Bluetooth connectivity to Acaia’s free Brewbar app for iPad. It will ship in January 2018.



High-energy solar particles constantly whizz by Earth, but luckily, we’re blanketed by a protective magnetic bubble that deflects most. However, tornado-like swirls of space plasma lets some particles sneak through into near Earth space. See how:

RT @NASA_Johnson: In this episode, “Houston We Have A Podcast” takes on the red planet. Listen:

A new science instrument for an upcoming international sample return mission to the moons of Mars, planned for 2024, will help resolve one of the most enduring mysteries — when and how the small moons formed:

There’s new evidence of a geothermal heat source deep below Antarctica’s Marie Byrd Land, explaining some melting:

Home to a surprisingly rich array of structures and textures, Saturn’s C ring is flanked by two broader features called plateaus in this pic taken by @CassiniSaturn before the end of its mission Sept. 15: