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This new super-accurate way to locate the center of our solar system can help detect incidents with monstrous black holes

Astronomers have found a way to locate the center of mass of our solar system within 100 meters (330 feet), according to a recent study. This precision – equivalent to the width of a human hair on the scale of a football field – could substantially help the search for powerful gravitational waves that deform our Milky Way galaxy, study …

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Why is the offspring of older mothers less suited to live long and thrive?

Rotifer mother (Brachionus manjavacas) carrying four eggs (right) and newborn daughter (left). Image of live rotifers acquired by polychromatic polarization and phase contrast. Credit: Michael Shribak, Evgeny Ivashkin, Kristin Gribble The offspring of older mothers are not as good as that of younger mothers in humans and many other species. They are not so healthy, or do not live long, …

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The Open Source Mars Rover, a year later

As the name suggests, here in Hackaday we strive to offer you interesting projects every single day. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that only one project gets it one day to embellish these legendary pages. On the contrary, on the contrary. We are always happy to revisit a project and find out how far it has evolved since the last …

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The commercial launch industry will start slowly in 2020

WASHINGTON – The first half of 2020 has been slow for the commercial launch industry, but its problems cannot be explained exclusively by the coronavirus pandemic. According to statistics compiled by SpaceNews, there were 45 orbital launch attempts in the first six months of 2020, including four failed launches. This would bring the global launch industry at a rate of …

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There is a place on Earth that gets cooler, not hotter. A new study sheds light on why

Earth’s oceans are boiling with heat trapped by increasing quantities of greenhouse gases. But a patch of water in the North Atlantic stubbornly resists the trend and actually drops in temperature. This “cold spot” has been a topic of interest to climatologists since it was first identified in 2015. Unfortunately, the complexities of ocean circulation make it difficult to explain. …

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Fastest growing black hole of up to 34 billion suns

The fastest growing black hole ever seen has been given an approximate weight and points the scale to 34 billion times the mass of the Sun. Researchers who estimated its weight also claim that it continues to grow, devouring the substance of a Sun per day. In addition to claiming those world statistics, the gorging monster can also help unlock …

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How to watch the ‘full moon’ lunar eclipse this weekend

Look for a slight darkening of part of the moon on July 4th and 5th. NASA Those celebrating Independence Day in the United States this year can enjoy a heavenly bonus show. A “full moon” lunar eclipse is set for the night of July 4th and the morning of July 5th, depending on where you are. The eclipse will be …

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SpaceX’s Starlink constellation could stand between astronomers and Planet 9

“The astronomical community was not prepared for this, and certainly not funded for it,” said Tony Tyson, chief scientist at the Rubin Observatory. SpaceX did not respond to requests for comment. Starlink is a constellation of satellite Internet intended to cover the planet in high speed broadband and often touted as a way to potentially bring connectivity to billions of …

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