The Daily Dose: Have the extraterrestrials sprung their trap? Or is it just noise?

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Fast, regularly reparative radio bursts from space have tantalized researchers, particularly the handful of times they have been repeating. Now, stargazers have picked up a bundle. According to reports, “astronomers have reported finding eight new repeating FRBs — a discovery that could help us understand the strange phenomenon.” They’re reaching out to us. Question is: is it a trap? http://bit.ly/2Z86u2j

Our solar system regularly flies through clouds of interstellar dust. Now, scientists have found traces of extraterrestrial dust that has fallen to earth in the Arctic. According to Space.com, “the findings may reveal insight into mysterious interstellar clouds and their relationship with our solar system.” http://bit.ly/2H48By7

SpaceX may not be directly involved in establishing a colony on Mars, but that’s not to say they aren’t doing their part to make it a reality. The company is currently developing a spacecraft, called Starship, designed to ferry 100 people and cargo back and forth from the Red Planet. By 2028, both projects should be realized. http://bit.ly/2Halx5H

Jupiter’s core is fuzzy and scientists have been stumped to explain it. Now,a study in Nature speculates as to its origin. “Here we show that a sufficiently energetic head-on collision (giant impact) between a large planetary embryo and the proto-Jupiter could have shattered its primordial compact core and mixed the heavy elements with the inner envelope.” Basically, the young Jupiter swallowed up a small proto-planet. https://go.nature.com/2H7hc3a

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