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December 10, 2023
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Space.com

Debris from the near-Earth comet 46P/Wirtanen could enter our planet’s atmosphere, triggering a new meteor shower on Tuesday, Dec. 12, called the Lambda-Sculptorids. Comments (0). aa green comet in the night sky. Comet 46P/Wirtanen on Dec. 12, 2018.

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CBS News

It has been one of the universe’s greatest mysteries — the disappearance of the first tomato grown in space. That is, until this week, when the seven astronauts at the International Space Station announced on the 25th anniversary of the orbiter that …

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BBC News

The skull of a colossal sea monster has been extracted from the cliffs of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. It belongs to a pliosaur, a ferocious marine reptile that terrorised the oceans about 150 million years ago. The 2m-long fossil is one of the most …

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Spaceflight Now

The debut of United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan rocket may slip from late December into early January, according to the company’s president and CEO, Tory Bruno. In a social media post on Sunday, Bruno said the planned Dec. 24 launch date is “likely out.”.

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The Washington Post

A series of enormous volcanic eruptions — occurring before, during and after the meteor collision — were also complicating life for the reptiles. Gases emitted from the eruptions shielded sunlight and likely significantly cooled the atmosphere beyond the …

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Space.com

Life has found a home on Earth for around 4 billion years. That’s a significant fraction of the universe’s 13.77 billion-year history. Presumably, if life arose here, it could have appeared anywhere. And for sufficiently broad definitions of life, …

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NPR

Betelgeuse is a red supergiant located roughly 700 light-years from Earth and forms part of the constellation Orion. At 10 million years old, Betelgeuse is significantly younger than our sun, but it’s also about 700 times larger and 7,500 to 14,000 times …

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mlive.com

Stargazers should keep their fingers crossed for clear skies this week: The Geminids meteor shower, considered the strongest and most reliable meteor shower of the year, will be reaching its peak on the overnight between Thursday, Dec.

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The Verge

In this one-gyro mode, Hubble’s control system would receive inputs from the single gyroscope in combination with magnetometers, Sun sensors, and star trackers. Unfortunately, it’s also got issues with one of its guidance sensors, and its orbit is …

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CTV News

Nuclear fission is the process in which a neutron slams into a larger atom and splits it, releasing energy and additional neutrons, not to be confused with nuclear fusion, in which super-heated atoms smash together to combine to a single, heavier atom, …

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