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November 28, 2021

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Space.com

AI discovers over 300 unknown exoplanets in Kepler telescope data

The calatog of potential planets it had compiled continues generating new discoveries even after the telescope’s demise. Human experts analyze the data for signs of exoplanets. But a new algorithm called ExoMiner can now mimic that procedure and scour the …

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Space.com

NASA spacecraft at the moon snaps photo of Saturn from lunar orbit

LRO snapped the image on Oct. 13 using its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC). At the time, the spacecraft was about 56 miles (90 kilometers) above a lunar feature dubbed Lacus Veris, or the Lake of Spring, according to a NASA statement.

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The Washington Post

Sky Watch: See Venus, Saturn and Jupiter fall into line

The incredibly bright Venus, the large ringed Saturn and the giant planet Jupiter fall into line for December. Quite literally, see their line in the southern heavens in the early evening. As dusk darkens, look to the south-southwest and the southwest …

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Livescience.com

What if the speed of sound was as fast as the speed of light?

But that bolt of lightning would also look pretty eerie. Sound waves are composed of particles, each moving slightly enough to collide into the next. That creates areas of higher and lower density within the wave, said George Gollin, a professor of physics …

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USA TODAY

Researchers announce discovery of ancient mammoth tusk found 10000 feet deep in the ocean

Known for roaming the planet for million of years, mammoth fossils have been found across the world not just on land, but in places like rivers and lakes. Yet, scientists were still blown away to find a mammoth tusk sitting thousands of feet deep in …

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Newsweek

7 Mysteries About the Universe That Have Baffled Scientists

According to the European Space Agency (ESA), “although thought to be invisible, neither emitting nor absorbing light, dark matter can be detected through its gravitational influence on the movements and appearance of other objects in the Universe, such as …

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pressherald.com

What’s up in December: Two meteor showers, and Venus at its most brilliant

Perhaps the highlight of the month will be the long-awaited launch of the James Webb Space Telescope on Dec. 18. By BERNIE REIM.

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Popular Science

What’s sweeter than honey to these bees? Rotting meat.

Bees are essentially vegetarian wasps. Around a hundred million years ago, we know, the common ancestor of all modern bees was a hunter. But over the last 80 million years, bees have become vegetarians. Most get everything they need from flowers: They …

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The Washington Post

New Earth-observing satellite beams back first images

The first images of Earth from Landsat 9 have been released this month, ushering in a new chapter in the longest-running continuous satellite program dedicated to Earth observation. The satellite, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California …

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FOX 6 Milwaukee

NASA confirms existence of 301 new planets outside our solar system

ExoMiner combs through data previously gathered by NASA’s Kepler and K2 missions to decipher what is and isn’t a planet. The missions gather data on thousands of stars and each one has the potential to host multiple exoplanets.

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