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Researchers recreate "megawaves" for the first time in lab – and find they reflect known painting

Scientists have successfully recreated a "freak wave" in the lab for the first time – and found it perfectly reflects a famous Japanese painting from the 1800's. Freak waves, officially known as Draupner waves, are unexpectedly large in comparison to surrounding waves. They are difficult to predict, which often occur suddenly without warning and are generally attributable to probable causes …

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Shark with teeth shaped like 'Galaga' spaceships found next to T. rex

A reconstruction image of the Galagadon. (Photo: Velizar Simeonovski, The Field Museum) The discovery rested for decades inside leftover sediment in the basement of Chicago's Field Museum: A shark with triangular teeth shaped like spaceships in an old-school video game. ] The tiny, flat-headed shark swam in a river flow some 67 million years ago in modern-day South Dakota, scientists …

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How to build the next Toyota Camry for space – TechCrunch

M. Umair Siddiqui Contributors M. Umair Siddiqui, PhD is the master candidate in phase four. If you missed it, the room becomes democratized – and quickly. In November, California-based Rocket Lab launched from a New Zealand sheep farm six amounts via their "It Business Time" small Electron rocket. The successful launch gives the Rocket Lab one step closer to its …

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"A stone" met the moon during Super Blood Wolf Moon

It's a bird. It's a plan. Wait, is it a meteorite that hits the moon? On Sunday, millions of people around the world saw the earth's shadow covering the moon in a copper red glow in what was called "Super Blood Wolf Moon". It was the first full moon of the year (a wolf moon) and it came at a …

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No need for Planet Nine? Astronomers say that an invisible disk of icy space stones can explain things

For years, some astronomers have suspected that a planet is beyond the Neptune's orbit in the reach of our solar system – a mysterious giant plane called "Planet Nine". The theory builds on the small, distant orbital movements worlds that behave as an invisible object affect their movements. But now a group of researchers have come in another way to …

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In Greenland and Antarctica, "safe" ice also melts quickly – quartz

It's been a bad week for ice. Last Tuesday, scientists announced that the East Antarctic ice shelf, which previously believed to be stable or even growing, is actually melting alarmingly quickly. And yesterday (Jan 21), a new study found that southwest Greenland – another area where ice would be safe – dumps more melt water into the sea than any …

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ArianeGroup and PTScientists to study the Lunar Lander Mission for ESA

WASHINGTON – The European Space Agency has awarded a contract to a group that includes Europe's largest provider of launch services and a former Google Lunar X prize competitor to study a concept for a mission to my lunar rites. ArianeGroup announced Jan. 21 that it has received a one-year contract from ESA to study a lunar landing mission proposal …

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Astronomers use shared images of quasars to produce a new estimate of the Hubble constant

Image from the Hubble Space Telescope of a dual-formed quasar. Credit: NASA Hubble Space Telescope, Tommaso Treu / UCLA and Birrer et al The question of how quickly the universe expands has bugs astronomers for almost a century. Various studies continue with different responses – some researchers have wondered if they have overlooked a key mechanism in the machinery driving …

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Is the exclusive "Planet Nine" actually a massive ring of sewage in the outer solar system?

Artist's depiction of small objects within the Kuiper belt. Image: ESO / M. Kornmesser The odd orbital arrangements of objects outside Neptune have led researchers to speculate on the existence of a so-called Planet Nine-hypothetically large planet in the outer reach of the solar system. New research suggests that a planet is not required to achieve the deviating paths, and …

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