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June 11, 2022

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Space.com

The full moon of June will shine bright next week, but if bad weather clouds your view, don’t fret. You’ll be able to see the Full Strawberry Moon in a live webcast for free. The Virtual Telescope Project in Ceccano, Italy will host a free livestream …

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Space.com

The brilliant planet Venus will shine near Uranus before sunrise early Sunday (June 12), acting as a bright signpost for stargazers hoping to spot the more distant (and dim) gas giant in the night sky.

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Spaceflight Now

Astra’s Rocket 3.3, tail number LV0010, stands its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station before launch on NASA’s TROPICS-1 mission. Credit: Brady Kenniston / Astra. Astra is preparing to launch the first of three straight dedicated missions …

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CBS News

BERKELEY (CBS/BCN) — That our very own Milky Way galaxy is home to millions — even billions — of isolated black holes is something that scientists have long believed. But these objects are extremely hard to detect — in fact, they’re invisible …

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KQED

Full moons on June 14 and July 13 take place when the moon is near its closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit, called its perigee — 26,000 miles closer than its greatest distance. Bigger …

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SFGate

A UC Berkeley research team led by graduate student Casey Lam and astronomy associate professor Jessica Lu may have discovered the first “free-floating” black hole, Science Daily reported. According to the outlet, they estimate that this invisible …

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Phys.Org

A giant crocodile-faced dinosaur, discovered on the Isle of Wight by one of Britain’s best fossil hunters, was probably the largest predator ever to stalk Europe, scientists said on Thursday. Most of the bones of the two-legged spinosaurid were found …

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CNET

Let’s dial back time to 125 million years ago. A 33-foot-long (10-meter-long) crocodile-faced dinosaur prowled across what’s now England’s Isle of Wight. If you were a prey animal at that time and you came across that spinosaurid, you’d have thought, …

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EurekAlert

image: Hubble Space Telescope image of a distant star that was brightened and distorted by an invisible but very compact and heavy object between it and Earth. The compact object — estimated by UC Berkeley astronomers to be between 1.6 and 4.4 times …

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Newswise

Dramatic new findings from two climate science professors suggest that an increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere follows a rise in temperature rather than coming before it and causing it, throwing into doubt the whole of the current theory of …

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