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May 23, 2021

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The New York Times

So do most people, a recent study found. Plus: amblypigids, a company called Covid, and other staff recommendations in the weekend edition of the Science Times newsletter.

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Space.com

This is why total lunar eclipses are commonly called “blood moons.” At around the same time, the moon will reach perigee, or the closest point to Earth in its current orbit. This will make it appear slightly bigger than an average full moon, making it a “supermoon,” …

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The New York Times

The play is a wild genre-bending parody of, and homage to, “The Real Housewives” franchise.

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Spaceflight Now

The next launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket has been delayed from July to October to await the readiness of its U.S. military payload, and the following Falcon Heavy flight has been rescheduled from late this year to some time in 2022, military officials said …

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EarthSky

Starlink is the name of a satellite network that SpaceX is developing to provide global broadband coverage for high-speed internet access, particularly for people across the world in rural and remote areas. SpaceX has launched more than 600 new Starlinks …

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KHON2

HONOLULU (KHON2) — University of Hawaii (UH) Institute for Astronomy postdoctoral researcher Chris Ashall will lead an international team of scientists to look into how stars die, explode and release heavy elements into the universe. Two programs were …

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Livescience.com

Teeth from a mastodon skull unearthed in the foothills of the Sierra in California. (Image credit: , Chico (University Photographer Jason Halley/California State University). A park ranger wandering through a petrified forest in California has unearthed a trove of …

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nj.com

It all comes down to the timing, Gallagher said, noting that the lunar eclipse — when the full moon moves across the Earth’s shadow — will start to happen in our region just after the moon sets in the west-southwestern sky.

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TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

The term “supermoon” is relatively new, coined in 1979 by Richard Noell, an American astrologer. Nothing against Mr. Noell, but there is a big difference between astrology and astronomy. Astrology is the study of how the movement of celestial bodies controls …

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Science Times

Planetary scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, have been sifting through the rover’s photographs and results. NASA said they discovered organic or carbon-containing salts on Mars that are chemical traces …

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