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April 21, 2024


Look up to the sky for the Lyrid meteor shower and the full pink moon

Lyrid meteors blaze across the sky over Panamint Springs of California on April 24, 2023. This year, the shower will be most active Sunday night through the early morning hours of Monday. Tayfun …

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The Washington Post

Scientists unlocked solar patterns that could help understand space weather

We’re used to hearing about the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, which we protect ourselves against with sunscreen. The sun also emits much more powerful gamma rays, which are the most energetic waves on an electromagnetic spectrum. Each gamma ray photon …

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‘Devil Comet’ 12P/Pons-Brooks reaches peak brightness tonight. Here’s how to see it

The comet, also known as 12P/Pons-Brooks, visits the inner solar system every 71 years and will reach perihelion — the point in its elliptical orbit when it’s closest to the sun — on Sunday (April 21), appearing bright enough to possibly be seen by the …

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CBS News

Lyrid meteor shower to peak tonight. Here’s what to know

Look up, astronomy fans; the Lyrid meteor shower is set to peak overnight Sunday into Monday, according to NASA. The moon will be in its Waxing Gibbous stage as the full moon nears, which will make it difficult to see meteors. Even in ideal conditions …

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WBAL Baltimore

11-year-old’s beach find was likely largest known marine reptile to swim Earth’s oceans, scientists say

Dr. Dean Lomax, Ruby Reynolds, Justin Reynolds and Paul de la Salle (from left) are shown with the fossil discovery in 2020. Ruby, 11 at the time, spotted …

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The Seattle Times

An 11-year-old girl’s fossil find is the largest known ocean reptile

In 1811, a 12-year-old girl named Mary Anning discovered a fossil on the beach near her home in southwestern England — the first scientifically identified specimen of an ichthyosaur, a dolphin-like, ocean-dwelling reptile from the time of the dinosaurs …

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Yahoo News

How to watch the peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower in central Ohio

Observers can enjoy the Lyrids just by looking into the night sky without special equipment. To see the Lyrids NASA recommends finding an area away from city lights. It is also a good idea for watchers to dress for the weather, the overnight forecast calls …

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NASA reveals ‘glass-smooth lake of cooling lava’ on surface of Jupiter’s moon Io

The volcanic surface of Jupiter’s huge moon Io got a stunning close-up thanks to NASA’s Juno mission. Comments (0). A visualization of the glass lava lake spotted on Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS).

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Why does NASA want a time zone on the moon?

The United States government has tasked its space agency, NASA, with establishing a standard time zone for the moon, which will be known as Coordinated Lunar Time (CLT). In a memo issued on April 2, the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) …

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Florida Today

Upcoming SpaceX launch: Starlink mission may lift off Monday night from Cape Canaveral

NGA and Federal Aviation Administration navigational warnings show a launch window will open at 6:40 p.m. EDT Monday, then extend into the night until 11:11 p.m. However, SpaceX has yet to publicly announce this mission. SpaceX launched the Starlink …

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