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August 13, 2023


Meteorite that crashed to Earth 3500 years ago carved into arrowhead by Bronze Age hunters

In the late 1800s, archaeologists discovered an arrowhead at a Bronze Age dwelling in Mörigen, Switzerland. In the years since, the 3,000-year-old artifact has been part of the collection at the Bern Historical Museum. Now, a new analysis reveals that …

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NASA telescope spots cosmic question mark in deep space

Editor’s note: Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN —. A cosmic object in the shape of a glowing question mark has photobombed one of the …

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Wow! Saturn storms can last hundreds of years

Storms on Saturn: Planet with large, long cloud in its northern hemisphere and thin View larger. | NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this image of the most recent Saturn megastorm on February 25, 2011. This storm lasted about a year.

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Bizarre ‘demon’ particle found inside superconductor could help unlock a ‘holy grail’ of physics

The transparent, chargeless quasiparticle could shed more light on the underlying mechanics of superconductivity. Comments (4). Supercooled superconductor samples float above and beneath a magnet. (Image credit: Charles O’Rear via Getty Images).

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Mars once had wet-dry climate conducive to supporting life: Study

NASA’s Curiosity rover has discovered the first evidence that Mars once had a climate which alternated between wet and dry seasons similar to Earth, a study said on Wednesday, suggesting the red planet may have once had the right conditions to support …

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What Venus Is Doing This Weekend Is Only Done By One Other Planet

That bright “Evening Star” visible in the west each night since January has vanished. Venus has been a staple of the post-sunset night sky all year, but today it finally disappears into the glare of the sun. It doesn’t transit the sun today—as last …

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BBC News

Perseid meteor shower lights up skies

The annual Perseid meteor shower has lit up skies across the world to the delight of those hoping to catch a glimpse of a shooting star. The phenomenon brings up to 100 meteors an hour, as the Earth slams into the debris left behind from comet …

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CBS News

Where to get the best view of the Perseids meteor shower in the San Francisco Bay Area

The highest number of visible meteors is expected in the early, pre-dawn hours of Saturday, Aug. 12. This year, the viewing won’t be hindered by a full moon as it was last year.

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The Hindu

Did scientists unearth another ancient human lineage in China?

Scientists in China may have found an entirely new lineage of ancient humans after studying fragments of the mandible, skull and leg bones of a fossilised hominid that dates back at least 300,000 years. A group of palaeontologists from the Chinese …

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Capital Public Radio News

The Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend. Here’s how to watch

In this 30 second exposure, a meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, in Spruce Knob, West Virginia. NASA/Bill Ingalls. Nell Greenfieldboyce …

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