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December 31, 2023
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Space.com

These eclipse-themed places will experience totality on April 8, 2024

Will you be in Shadowland, Texas, to see the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024? How about watching the lunar disk cross the solar disk from Moon Beach, New York, or glimpsing the sun’s halo from Corona, Missouri? You could visit thousands of …

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Business Insider

13 breathtaking images NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope took this year that changed our understanding of the …

Four images taken by JWST showing the Orion nebula (upper left), Uranus (. NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team, ESA/Webb, M. Barlow ( …

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Forbes

New Asteroid Observations Are Rewriting Our Solar System’s History

But arguably, it’s the ugly duckling, ancient asteroids that are providing us with a better understanding of how our solar system evolved from a monstrosity of gas and dust into the protosolar nebula that gave birth to our hydrogen burning Sun. An …

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WIRED

These Rogue Worlds Upend the Theory of How Planets Form

Scientists have recently discovered scores of free-floating planets that defy classification—forcing them to rethink their theories of star and planet formation. container …

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Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

What’s Up in January: Mars reappears in the morning sky after a long absence

Janus is the god of transitions, passages, doorways, gates and the god of all beginnings. There are several great celestial highlights in January that will make it well worth your effort to bundle up, get …

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The Delaware County Daily Times

Night Words for January: Mercury, Mars with Venus at dawn, Saturn fading into the sun

To the east of Pegasus is the zodiac constellation Aries the Ram, with its two brightest stars, Hamal and Sheratan, joined this year by the much brighter planet Jupiter below them. High in the northwest …

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Space.com

Tonga volcano eruption was fueled by 2 merging chambers that are still brimming with magma

Researchers have mapped the magma plumbing system beneath Tonga’s underwater volcano and discovered three magma chambers, two of which fed the record-shattering 2022 eruption. Comments (0). An aerial view of the Tonga volcano eruption in 2022.

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mlive.com

Meteor shower to kick off 2024 with possible fireballs, shooting stars

A new year of stargazing kicks off this week with a significant meteor shower peaking just a few days into 2024. The Quadrantids meteor shower rambles along each year for several weeks in December and January, but it has a sharp and short-lived peak …

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pressherald.com

What’s Up in January: Mars reappears in the morning sky after a long absence

The second brightest asteroid, Vesta, will pass through Taurus near Orion, and the best highlight of all of them will be a favorable display of the Quadrantid meteor shower during the morning of Jan. 4, with a last quarter moon setting around midnight.

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KNAU Arizona Public Radio

Study sheds new light on the social evolution of primates

ROB SCHMITZ, HOST: For decades, researchers have studied our earliest mammalian ancestors for clues as to how we evolved socially. The thinking has been that those early mammals were solitary creatures, living, foraging and sleeping primarily on their …

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