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How to look at the “strawberry moon” eclipse anywhere Friday

A brilliant full moon rises at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida 2017. NASA / Kim Shiflett Get ready to face the night sky on Friday. ONE full “strawberry moon” is on the calendar, and it will coincide with a discrete partial eclipse for some parts of the world. Although the moon will be at its highest level on Friday …

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Astronomers may have found an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star

The star is known as Kepler-160 and it was observed during NASA’s exoplanet-hunting Kepler mission between 2009 and 2013. It is similar in size and temperature to our sun. Previous observations over the past six years have revealed that Kepler-160 orbits two exoplanets, Kepler-160b and Kepler-160c. But these are much larger than the Earth and orbit near the star, making …

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Trump’s ad “Make Space Great Again” was like nothing we’ve ever seen

President Donald Trump’s “Make Space Great Again” campaign burned new ground in its very short life. The presidential re-election campaign released the 2.5 minute video on Wednesday (June 3) though pulled it just a day later, after extensive criticism that it wrongly politicized NASA and violated the agency’s advertising rules on astronauts’ depictions. But while the ad’s funeral was remarkable, …

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Chance to find young earth-like planets higher than previously thought

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Research from the University of Sheffield has found that the chance of finding Earth-like planets in their early stages of formation is much higher than previously thought. The team studied groups of young stars in the Milky Way to see if these groups were typical compared to theories and previous observations in other star-forming regions in …

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Yellowstone had almost 300 earthquakes in May – but that’s no biggie

Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park Getty In a year marked by a worldwide pandemic and protests over police brutality and racial equality, the cherry on top of a annus horribilis would be a cataclysmic super-volcanic eruption. Nearly 300 earthquakes centered in Yellowstone National Park last month, the largest with a 3.1 magnitude, according to the monthly U.S. update. Geological …

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Heat capture of carbon dioxide in the air is a new record high

KENSINGTON, Maryland (AP) – The world hit a new record high for heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, despite reduced emissions due to the coronavirus pandemic, researchers announced Thursday. © Provided by Associated Press FILE – This January 16, 2020 file photo shows a Uniper energy company’s coal-fired power plant and a BP refinery next to a wind generator in …

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Nature’s Cosmic Hard Drive? Black holes can store information as holograms

ENLARGE / New research suggests that we can really describe black holes as holograms: they have two dimensions, where gravity disappears, but they represent an object in three dimensions. Gerd Altmann for PIxabay Nearly 30 years ago, theoretical physicists introduced the “holographic principle,” a mind-bending theory that says our three-dimensional universe is actually a hologram. Now physicists apply the same …

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