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Look at the sky overnight Sunday-Monday as meteor shower is expected to peak

If the forecast co-operates sufficiently, stargazers should be treated to the beautiful Orionid meteor shower overnight Sunday 21st of October until Monday morning. This meteor shower is caused by the Earth passing through a part of space filled with junk from Halleys Komet. NASA says patience is a key in completely enjoying the orionids, as it takes about 30 minutes …

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Ancient Ice Age WOOLLY MAMMOTH was found under the British highway

An old woolmammid who could be 130,000 years old has been discovered by stunning motorway workers. The legs of the animal, which stretched the country thousands of years ago, were discovered close to what once was an old river near Cambridge. The creatures were about as big as an African elephant and weighed up to eight tons. The remains of …

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Welcome to Space! BepiColombo Spacecraft Headed to Mercury Snap 1st Photo

This is the first image captured in space by the European-Japanese BepiColombo mission to Mercury. It was taken by a monitoring camera on BepiColombo's Mercury Transfer Module (MTM) on Oct. 20, 2018, the day after the mission launched on its long voyage to Mercury. The photo shows one of BepiColombo's extended solar arrays (right) and an insulation-wrapped sun sensor on …

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Extremely rare Moonrock that fell on earth sold for Rs 4.5 crore at auction

An extremely unusual moon theory – consisting of six fragments that fits together as a puzzle – has been sold for USD 612 500, according to the American RR Auction. The meteorite is classified as NWA 11789, Lunar Feldspathic Breccia, unofficially called "Buagaba" or "Moon Puzzle". Discovered last year, it was blasted by the Moon's surface in the distant past, …

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Meteor, Comet, and Seagull (Nebula)

A meteor, a comet, and a photogenic nebula have all been captured in this single image. Den nærmeste og mest flyktige er den streaking meteor på den øverste højre – det var synlig for mindre enn et sekund. The meteor, which was disintegrated in Earth's atmosphere, was probably a little bit of debris from the nucleus of Comet 21P / …

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New ceramic composite materials make solar production cheaper: Study

By: PTI | Washington | Published: 21 October 2018 14:04:17 Mechanical tests and corrosion tests showed that the composite material Material can be tailored to withstand the higher temperature from new heat exchangers. (Image Source: Purdue University) Researchers have developed a material that can be used to harvest electricity from the sun's heat, which provides ways to generate less expensive …

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Antarctica ice shelf makes strange sounds

Researchers have discovered strange sounds that come from an Antarctic iceberg. The noise is produced when winds blow over snowy eyes and make ice to vibrate. Researchers believe that this scary sound can be used to track changes in the ice shelves. Ross ishylla is the largest ice shelf in Antarctica, which is about the same as Texas. The ishyllan …

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Soon, solar panels will generate electricity on cloudy days and at night

Scientists have developed a material that can be used to harvest electricity from the Sun's heat, paving the way for generating cheaper solar power on cloudy days and at night. The innovation is an important step for putting solar heat-to -electricity generation in direct cost competition with fossil fuels, researchers said. "Disruption of solar energy as heat can already be …

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New material harvests the sun's heat for cheaper electricity

Researchers have developed a material that can be used to harvest electricity from the sun's heat, which paves the way for generating less expensive solar power during cloudy days and at night. Innovation is an important step towards solar thermal electricity generation in direct cost competition with fossil fuels, researchers say. "Storage of solar energy as heat can already be …

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