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January 22, 2023


Don’t miss Saturn and Venus together in the night sky tonight

At the same time, the two planets will share the same right ascension (the celestial equivalent of latitude) in the sky in an arrangement that astronomers call a conjunction. At the time of the close approach …

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We are all made of stars: The long trip from the big bang to the human body

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN —. In its violent early years, Earth was a molten hellscape that ejected the moon after a fiery …

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Runaway W. Antarctic ice sheet collapse not ‘inevitable’: study

The Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers in Western Antarctica contain enough ice to put sea levels three meters higher. The runaway collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet—which would trigger catastrophic sea level …

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The Weather Channel

Saturday Brings Closest New Moon in 1000 Years; Mega Tides Expected in Coastal Areas

The Moon orbits Earth on an elliptical path rather than a circular one. And this is why it isn’t always at a constant distance from our planet. And when the Moon is at the closest point in its orbit where it looks slightly larger, we call it a supermoon or …

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Mysterious ‘sparks’ on the sun could help scientists predict solar flares

Solar flares, powerful bursts of radiation from the sun, are often preceded by a pre-flare spark, scientists have discovered. The finding could lead to better predictions of solar storms, which can disrupt power grids and communications systems on Earth.

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Green Comet Passing Earth Will Soon Be Visible to the Naked Eye

The Zwicky Transient Facility, aka ZTF, in Southern California discovered the dramatic object in March. It’d been speeding in the direction of the sun up until Jan. 12m when it reached perihelion, its closest pass by the sun, before beginning a long …

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The Washington Post

How to see green comet passing Earth for first time in 50000 years

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) was discovered by two astronomers on March 2, 2022. They were using the Zwicky Transient Facility, made up of an ultrasensitive camera attached to the Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory in California’s Palomar Mountain …

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The Jerusalem Post

2 asteroids the size of 100 pugs to pass Earth Tuesday – NASA

An asteroid is seen approaching Earth (illustrative). (photo credit: PIXABAY). Both asteroids 2019 BO2 and 2019 BZ4 are around 36 meters in diameter, meaning 100 pugs.

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BBC News

Wildlife: Baboons can quickly switch from four feet to two, say scientists

If you’ve ever seen a picture of a baboon it would usually be walking on four feet. Now scientists have found that, although the primates are four-footed, they can effortlessly switch to walking on two feet without slowing down.

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FOX Weather

What is a black hole? Here’s why these enigmas of space don’t suck

Much studied but not fully understood, black holes are among the most mysterious cosmic objects in our universe. Black holes are commonly used in science fiction and can have a negative connotation, …

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