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May 31, 2022

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Space.com

Astronomers have a new way to study stars: take advantage of meteorological satellites orbiting Earth. That’s the conclusion of a new paper that presents new data from a Japanese weather satellite that just so happened to observe the red supergiant …

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Space.com

Bright “shooting stars” from a new meteor shower lit up the night sky in a dazzling display overnight Monday and Tuesday, even if it wasn’t a “meteor storm” some stargazers hoped for. The new meteor shower peaked around midnight Tuesday (May 31) as …

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Space.com

A new model, using wavelengths from ultraviolet to near-infrared, investigates multiple atmospheric layers in each of the planets. The study shows that embedded in the inner atmospheric planetary layers, there is even more haze than thought, rather than …

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Space.com

Close-up of galaxy filled with stars. This image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope features the Grand Design Spiral, more officially known as NGC 3631. (Image credit …

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Space.com

A peculiar pair of galaxies swirls together in a mesmerizing new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope. Located some 800 million light-years from Earth, the two spiral galaxies, known as IC 4271 or Arp 40, appear superimposed, with the smaller galaxy …

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Livescience.com

“This paper attempts to provide an estimation of the prevalence of hostile extraterrestrial civilizations through an extrapolation of the probability that we, as the human civilization, would attack or invade an inhabited exoplanet,” Caballero wrote in the …

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The New York Times

It’s an intriguing question. Uranus and Neptune, the two outermost planets of our solar system, are both ice giants — cold worlds that are part gas, part ice, with similar chemical compositions. They …

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CNN

However, the two shark species, which once coexisted, likely hunted some of the same prey. This competition could potentially have been one reason why the 65-foot-long (20-meter-long) megalodon went extinct, a new study has suggested. To arrive at this …

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The New York Times

Ed Lu wants to save Earth from killer asteroids. Or at least, if there is a big space rock streaking our way, Dr. Lu, a former NASA astronaut with a doctorate in applied physics, wants to find it before it hits us — hopefully with years of advance …

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CNN

(CNN) The Hubble Space Telescope has looked straight into the heart of a stunning galaxy. The observatory captured this head-on view of a grand design spiral galaxy, called NGC 3631, …

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