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SPHERE reveals fascinating zoo of slices about young stars

New images from the SPHERE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope reveal the dusty discs surrounding surrounding young stars in greater detail than previously achieved. They show a bizarre variety of shapes, sizes and structures, including the likely effects of planets still in the process of forming. Credit: ESO / H. Avenhaus et al. / E. Sissa et al. / …

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NASA offers 3-D, detailed look at the Jupiter North Pole and massive storms

NASA's Juno Spacecraft continues to send new information about Jupiter at home in unrivaled detail. The US Space Agency shared an infrared flight tour of the Jupiter North Pole and some of the planet's massive polar poles. These data and photographs were shared at the General Assembly of the European Geoscience Society Wednesday in Vienna, NASA reports in a press …

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These sea turtles use magnetic fields like GPS

Loggerhead sea turtles living on beaches with similar magnetic fields are genetically similar to each other, according to a new study. "Loggerhead sea turtles are fascinating creatures that begin their lives by migrating alone across the Atlantic and back, says Kenneth Lohmann, professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. " Eventually, they return to the …

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Ocean Stream that keeps Europe warm is weaker Smart News

Britain and Ireland can be a bit chilly, but they are surprisingly mild for their latitude. These regions have a sea stream to thank for the warm (ish) weather. Known as Atlantic Meridional Overturation Circulation (AMOC), the stream acts as a conveyor belt, draws warm water from Gulf Stream to North America's east coast and then shakes it towards Europe. …

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Astrobiology Magazine Guide to TESS

An artist's impression of the TESS spacecraft, which will detect exoplanets by seeing them transit in front of their stars. Image credits: MIT. The search for exoplanets is gaining momentum thanks to a new NASA mission called TESS – Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite – which is set to begin an effort to discover thousands of new worlds such as circles …

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For bird scientists, a breakthrough in tracing migration

Researchers have a new way to track the song tracks, dark-eyed juncos and other birds flying the Laurel Highlands. Some species eventually end up in Canada, while others lead other places in the US or further south of winter to the warmer sky in Latin America. Traditionally, researchers attempting to trace bird migration identified an identification band for a bird …

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Thousands of hidden black holes could be revealed by new method

The universe is often described as silent, but a new way of listening to the major events that are often lacking has been developed by a research group. The last three years has been a gold rush era for astronomy as confirmation of the detection of gravity waves – the ripples induced by catastrophic events in the universe – helped …

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Night at the Space Museum – MilTech

The article from the night at the Space Museum. Are you a tourist who loves adventure? Have you gone to almost every corner of the world and deep inside your heart, do you feel that you must now take your adventurous nature to another level? It's time to think about it in outer space. Life is made of luxury and …

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