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Perseid meteor shower 2020 tops soon: How to see the show

Some Persiders 2019, seen from Macedonia. Spaceweather.com/Stojan Stojanovski It is the beginning of August, which means that the annual Perseid meteor shower is active and almost ready to peak. The Perseid dishes are one of the best, brightest lots of shooting stars, and it feels like we could use them now more than ever to add a little wonder and …

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NASA ditches insensitive nicknames for cosmic objects

NASA will no longer use the old nickname given to the nebula NGC 2392. NASA / Andrew Fruchter (STScI) Concepts we use to describe the cosmos are not immune to scrutiny at a time when many people are working to identify and remove racist language. Just as technical terms are evaluated, NASA is also considering how we talk about space. …

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Seismograph data reveals boundaries from crust to core

An artist’s impression of Mars’ inner structure. The top layer is the earth’s crust, and below it is the mantle, which rests on a solid inner core. Credit: Image courtesy of NASA / JPL-Caltech) With data from NASAis InSight Lander on March, Seismologists from Rice University have made the first direct measurements of three interfaces from the earth’s crust to …

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Scientists solve puzzles around reptiles with half half of their entire length that lived about 242 million years ago – it’s viral

A reptilian species that lived during the Middle Triassic period about 242 million years ago, called Tanystropheus with a really long neck, has amazed scientists ever since a fossil was discovered back in 1852. But recently, in a new study, scientists revealed some absolutely amazing facts about the animal. . This news soon reached social media and has since created …

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The Hubble Telescope uses the moon as a mirror to study the earth

On January 20-21, 2019, the planet Earth came between the sun and the moon and drapes the rocky body with its shadow in a total lunar eclipse. The moon may have seemed weak to us here on earth, but it acted as a giant lunar mirror from space. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope used the moon to reflect sunlight to observe …

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Lasers on Earth can now detect space debris in daylight

A visible green laser shone from ESA’s Optical Ground Station (OGS). Part of the Teide Observatory, OGS, located 2400 m above sea level on the volcanic island of Tenerife, which is used for the development of optical communication systems for space as well as space debris and near Earth surveys around surveys and quantum communication. Credit: IAC– Daniel López Lasers …

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