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Giant penguin-like birds may have once waded around the northern hemisphere, too

A new fossil discovery has revealed that New Zealand’s ancient monster penguins were not the only human-sized, flightless birds that tangled around our planet ten million years ago. New finds in North America and Japan indicate that there were giant penguin-like creatures plowing across the northern hemisphere. And these birds may have been even bigger. The strange thing is that …

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Comet NEOWISE was able to give skywatchers a dazzling show this month. Here’s what you need to know.

Astrophotographer Chris Schur captured this view of the comet NEOWISE F3 from Payson, Arizona before dawn on July 5, 2020. (Image credit: Chris Schur / Chris Schur Astro Photography) Earlier this year, the space telescope NEOWISE discovered its latest comet, a distant and tangible object. At the time of the discovery on March 27, the comet – called Comet NEOWISE …

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New Hubble image of ‘fluffy’ galaxy is spectacular

The European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA released a new image on Thursday using the Hubble Space Telescope and showed a very detailed look at the unique spiral galaxy called NGC 2775. ESA described this galaxy as flocking, which means it has a hazy, feathery or fluffy look, which is a very apt description given that the arms spiraling out …

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Stunning buck moon spans skywatchers on July 4th

Skywatchers have enjoyed the belly moon or July full moon. In New York, the rise of the moon met with the annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks. This year, a stunning screen glows above the Empire State Building. The moon will appear full through Monday morning, according to NASA. STUNNING STRAWBERRY MOON THRILLS SKYWATCHERS The Old Farmer’s Almanac notes that …

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