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Jupiter, I Think

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Last night, there was a huge star to the southwest of me (in middle Tennessee) just after dark. It was so big, I first thought it was a plane or jet, but it never moved. Then I had a hunch it might be Jupiter, and this page seems to indicate it was. I don't ... read more

Two Scientists Explain The Odd Similarities Between The Human Brain And The Entire Universe

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Cool!"A research duo made up of an astrophysicist from the University of Bologna and a neurosurgeon from the University of Verona have joined forces to share their claims that the...Two Scientists Explain The Odd Similarities Between The Human Brain And The Entire Universe..." Read the res... read more

Meteorite Hits Family Driveway. They Thought It Was Charcoal From Grill.

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An English family has been astounded to find themselves at the center of a major scientific discovery that's had scientists weak at the kneesas their driveway has been hit by the most valuable space rock ever to fall on Britain. In late February, in the home she... ... read more

A New 'Super Earth' Has Been Discovered Near One Of Our Galaxy's Oldest Stars

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A hot, rocky super Earth, near one of the oldest stars in the galaxy has taken a team of planet-hunting scientists by surprise. The planet is about 50 percent larger than Earth but requires less than half a day to orbit its star. For every day youre on Earth,... ... read more

Whoops, Humans Made A Space Barrier Around Earth

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I just found this article while researching the Van Allen belts."The kicker? It's actually saving us.Forget the Karman line, there's a human-made space barrier to wonder about, first observed by NASA in 2017. The mysterious zone of anthropogenic space weather is caused by specific kinds of radi ... read more

Earth's Nearest DWarf Planet Ceres Is A 'Waterworld' That Harbours A Salty Ocean

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The reservoir on the minor planet, which orbits the sun between Mars and Jupiter, lies beneath a 20 million year old crater known as Occator - and could harbour...Go to dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8611631/Earths-nearest-dwarf-planet-Ceres-waterworld-harbours-salty-ocean.html ... read more

Stellar Explosions Created Calcium Found In Our Teeth And Bones

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"Rare stellar explosions, called 'calcium-rich supernovae,' produced half of the universe's calcium and what is found in our teeth and bones, as it can create massive amounts in just..."Go to Stellar-explosions-created-calcium-teeth-bones-study-reveals.html ... read more

Planet 9 Next? Hundreds Of Minor Planets Found Beyond Neptune In Our Solar System

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Researchers have successfully identified 316 minor planets beyond Neptune, 139 of which are completely new, in a discovery which could bring us ... read more


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