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Watch the conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter on Sunday (September 11)

On Sunday (September 11), Jupiter and the Moon will approach each other in the sky sharing the same correct ascension, an astronomical arrangement known as a conjunction. The Moon will pass within about 1 degree to the south of Jupiter in the evening sky and both objects will be visible in front of the constellation …

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Harvest Moon 2022: The full moon in September impresses star fans around the world (photos)

The full moon of September lit up the night sky this weekend in a dazzling spectacle of the moon that sky-watchers around the world will enjoy. The September full moon peaked on Saturday (September 10), but appeared to be fully lit to casual observers the day before and after the moon show. It was also …

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Cloud labs and remote research aren’t the future of science – they’re here

IIt’s 1 a.m. on the West Coast of America, but the Emerald Cloud Lab, just south of San Francisco, is still crowded. Here, more than 100 items of cutting-edge bioscience equipment are on largely unmanned workbenches, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to conduct experiments for researchers from around the world. I “visit” …

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What will actually happen when the so-called “Doomsday Glacier” disintegrates?

As many climate change activists have been pointing out recently, the “doomsday” that the term “Doomsday Glacier” – the nickname given to the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica – may come soon. But what would that day actually be like? As noted in a frightening new paper in the journal natural earth sciences By a team …

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The slowing of the movement of the continental plates has controlled the timing of the largest volcanic events on Earth

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Scientists have shed new light on the timing and possible cause of major volcanic events that occurred millions of years ago and caused climate and biological disruptions that led to some of the most devastating extinction events in Earth’s history. Surprisingly, the new research published today in science progressindicates that the …

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The Hubble Telescope captures a stunning star formation in a star nursery 200,000 light-years away

The Hubble Telescope captures a stunning spiral star formation in a stellar nursery 200,000 light-years from Earth — giving us the climax of the universe’s beginnings NASA’s Hubble Telescope has captured a beautiful image of a rising star formation in the middle of a stellar nursery. The young stars are located in NGC 346, a …

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Scientists believe they have solved one of the oldest problems in the universe

It’s one of the oldest problems in the universe: since matter and antimatter annihilate each other on contact, and both forms of matter existed at the moment of the Big Bang, why is there a universe that consists primarily of matter rather than nothing at all? Where did all the antimatter go? “The fact that …

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Side-by-side glass panels and James Webb images show how telescope technology has evolved since the 19th century.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, astronomers classified the universe on photographic glass plates. Astronomers are still studying these plates, which serve as a record of the sky spanning nearly 100 years. Compared to faint objects stamped on plates, images of the James Webb Space Telescope show dramatic improvements in telescope technology. loading Something …

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Side-by-side glass panels and James Webb images show how telescope technology has evolved since the 19th century.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, astronomers classified the universe on photographic glass plates. Astronomers are still studying these plates, which serve as a record of the sky spanning nearly 100 years. Compared to faint objects stamped on plates, images of the James Webb Space Telescope show dramatic improvements in telescope technology. loading Something …

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