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The new Hubble image of the “soft” galaxy is spectacular

The European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA released a new image on Thursday taken using the Hubble Space Telescope and showing a very detailed look at the singular spiral galaxy known as NGC 2775. ESA has described this galaxy as flocculant, which means that it has a woolly, feathery or soft appearance, which is a very appropriate description considering that …

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Comet NEOWISE could give skywatchers a dazzling show this month. Here’s what to know

Astrophotography Chris Schur captured this vision of the comet NEOWISE F3 from Payson, Arizona, before dawn on July 5, 2020. (Credit image: Chris Schur / Chris Schur Astrophotography) Earlier this year, the NEOWISE space telescope discovered its latest novelty comet, a distant and inconspicuous object. At the time of its discovery, on March 27, the comet – nicknamed Cometa NEOWISE …

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China’s hidden doomsday: 140 million-year-old supervolcano found under Hong Kong revealed | Science | news

A supervolcano is a large volcano that had an eruption with a volcanic explosive index (VEI) of eight, the largest value recorded on the index. This means that the volume of deposits for that eruption is greater than 1,000 cubic kilometers, enough to wipe out entire cities from the map and cause a global catastrophe with consequent effects, such as …

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The beautiful full moon thrills the skywatchers on July 4th

Skywatchers enjoyed the full moon or full moon in July. In New York, the moonrise coincided with the annual fireworks display at Macy’s Fourth of July. This year an extraordinary display has illuminated the sky above the Empire State Building. The moon will appear full until Monday morning, according to NASA. EXTRAORDINARY STRAWBERRY LONG EMOTIONS SKYWATCHERS The Old Farmer’s Almanac …

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Unprecedented ground discovery of the unusual planetary system, WASP-148

Artistic view of the highly interacting exoplanetary system WASP-148. The planet WASP-148c is shown opposite. On the back, you can see the planet WASP-148b in transit on the host star around which the two planets are in orbit. Credit: Institut d’astrophysique de Paris, Mark A. Garlick Numerous interacting exoplanets have already been identified by satellites. But a new turning point …

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“Ice Giant” – Burnt fossil core of a huge Jupiter-sized planet discovered (weekend feature)

Published 5 July 2020 in Astronomy, Extrasolar planets, Science A strange ice giant that cannot be explained by the previous theory was discovered by NASA scientists using the satellite for surveys on the exoplanet in transit with exoplanet (TESS, which had the “first light” on August 7, 2018). The planet, TOI-849 b, is the largest planet of the size of …

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Yellowstone Super Volcano Warning: USGS Confirms 102 Earthquakes Hit US Volatile Site Science | news

More than one hundred earthquakes have hit Yellowstone in the past month, sparking fears of a devastating eruption from the volatile super volcano. Mike Poland, the chief scientist in charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, revealed the number of recent earthquakes in an overview of the Yellowstone activity in June. Speaking on behalf of the US Geological Survey (USGS), Poland …

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