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Geminid meteor shower to peak Thursday night

CLOSE Every year in December, astronomers are treated to the spectacle of the meteor shower Geminidi, one of the best meteor showers of the march. Weather A Geminid fireball explodes over the California Mojave desert on December 13, 2009. (Photo: Wally Pacholka, AP) C & # 39 is a beautiful doubleheader in space this week: in addition to the cometover …

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After More Than 40 Years, Voyager 2 Has Gone Interstellar

This illustration shows where NASA's Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes are related to one another. Both are outside the heliosphere. (Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech) Escape the Heliosphere Humanity Has Another Interstellar Emissary After the launch in 1977, the mighty spaceship of NASA Voyager 2 finally the heliosphere, the sun's protective bubble of charged particles, has finally escaped. It follows …

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SpaceX makes another space station cargo delivery – Spaceflight Now

SpaceX's space ship Dragon approaches the International Space Station on Saturday. Credit: Alexander Gerst / ESA / NASA A commercial ship supplied and managed by SpaceX arrived on Saturday at the International Space Station, delivering a pair of NASA experiments to demonstrate satellite refueling techniques and monitor changes in the Earth's forests, along with a special menu for turkey holiday, …

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Watch scientists make and explode lava to study volcanoes

An intense reaction occurs after the water has been injected into the molten rock. Douglas Levere / University at Buffalo Not content to watch things explode from the volcanoes, the researchers at the University of Buffalo have created their lava – just to see it explode. The research, published November 10 on JGR Solid Earth, details a series of experiments …

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NASA probe finds signs of water on nearby asteroid Bennu

by Joey Roulette ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe discovered ingredients for water on an asteroid that is relatively close to a skyscraper, an acorn-shaped object Rock that could contain clues to the origins of life on Earth, scientists said today. OSIRIS-REx, who flew last week within the last 12 miles (19 km) of the Bennu asteroid about 1.4 …

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Scientists discover billions of tons of ‘zombie’ bacteria inhabits the ground beneath our feet

The discovery of what has been called an "underground galapagos" was announced Tuesday by the Deep Carbon Observatory, which stated that many life forms have a life span of millions of years. DCO executive director Robert Hazen said the results are the "crowning" of the collective of 1,000 scientists, who "opened their eyes to extraordinary landscapes – emerging visions of …

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Brightest comet of 2018 visible before Christmas

Alex Cherney via NASA.gov Image of Comet46P / Wirtanen by Alex Cherney, courtesy of NASA.gov, adopted on November 15, 2018. [19659004] The brightest comet of 2018 visible before Christmas “/> Alex Cherney via NASA.gov Image of Comet46P / Wirtanen by Alex Cherney, courtesy of NASA.gov, adopted on November 15, 2018. Weather Resources MADISON, Wis. – Stargazers should look at the …

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East Antarctica’s glaciers are stirring

Copyright of the image Michael Studinger / Nasa / Icebridge Picture caption Eastern Antarctica has shown very little evidence of change over the decades NASA claims to have identified the first signs of a significant melting in a strip of glaciers in eastern Antarctica. The region has long been considered stable and unaffected by some of the most dramatic changes …

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