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Myra expert discovers new Utah species in the garden

SALT LAKE CITY – It was a hot August evening in 2018 when Jack Longino saw something unusual in his garden. "I noticed exactly where these four little ants that I knew just didn't belong here," said Longino As a biology professor at the University of Utah and an entomologist, Longino is trained to discover new species. He said that …

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Hubble captures a dozen galaxy doppelgangers | space

<! – -> Show larger. | A Hubble Space Telescope image of the four visible arcs associated with the Sunburst Arc galaxy. This extremely distant galaxy helps create one of the brightest gravitational lenses. Within these four visible arcs are at least 12 images – 12 doppelgangers or illusory images – of the galaxy. Image via ESA / NASA / …

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NASA renames mysterious Ultima Thule after Nazi controversy arose

NASA has renamed the most distant object ever explored, the mysterious Ultima Thule, after controversy arose that its name was linked to the Nazi party. Formerly known as "2014 MU69", the celestial object was given the informal name of Ultima Thule by the New Horizons team, following a mythical north country in classical and medieval European literature, according to Science …

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Hayabusa-2: Japan's spaceship leaves asteroid to go home

Copyright copyright Jaxa / AFP Captions Ryugu asteroid is 900m (2,950ft) wide Japan's spacecraft Hayabusa-2 has departed from a distant asteroid and begun its annual journey back to Earth. The spaceship left its orbit around Ryugu on Wednesday with samples of the asteroid in tow. Hayabusa-2 is expected to return to Earth by the end of 2020 and complete its …

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How to detect the SpaceX Starlink satellite train above this week

A Falcon 9 rocket was launched into space on Monday morning. Trevor Mahlmann Nine Merlin engines shoot all at once. Trevor Mahlmann The weather was nice in Florida. Trevor Mahlmann It was the fourth time this rocket's first stage has flown. Trevor Mahlmann for Ars It was a nice November morning in Florida. Trevor Mahlmann The Falcon 9 rocket is …

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Ultima Thule renamed to avoid Nazi link | space

<! – -> Here the object is formerly known as 2014 MU69 – then briefly as Ultima Thule – and now as Arrokoth. It is about 19 miles (30 km) long, or about 1/60 the diameter of Pluto. Image via NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute / Spaceflight Insider. Darn. Like many others, I …

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Runaway Star pulled out of Milky Way & # 39; s & # 39; Heart Of Darkness & # 39; at 6 million kmph (VIDEO) – RT World News

Researchers using ESA's satellite-based Anglo-Australian telescopes have discovered a star launched from the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way at a speed of 3.7 million km / h. The team, led by Sergey Koposov of Carnegie Mellon University's McWilliams Center for Cosmology, discovered the star, known as S5-HVS1, in the crane-shaped constellation of Grus a few …

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Modern monkeys who are smarter than before humans

Australopithecus afarensis (Lucy). Points: National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Japan. New research from the University of Adelaide suggests that living great apes are smarter than our human ancestor Australopithecus a group that included the famous "Lucy." The study, conducted in collaboration with the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand and published today in Proceedings of …

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