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Europe’s Solar Orbiter Has Completed Testing And Is Ready To Explore The Sun

The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter will travel within a few million miles of the sun. Testing of the craft is now complete, and it is ready for its launch next year.
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"the Sun Rising Into A Cloudless Sky Is Simple And Nice Enough, But The Interesting, Dramatic...

That's what I said yesterday, and I'd thought of adding something that would have explained this morning's sunrise:If there are too many clouds, it will be so subtle you might not even consider it a sunrise. That picture was taken at 7:12 AM,...

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Floating Lab Aims To Accelerate A Transition To Greener Energies

The future of green energy just finished a 25-country tour. It moves as quietly as a whisper, uses the sun, wind and hydrogen for fuel, and emits zero greenhouse gases.  VOA’s Arash Arabasadi sails us through this story.
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Jupiter's Great Red Spot: Our Solar System's Most Famous Storm

It's been a great, enormous storm for more than a 100 years. But will Jupiter's Great Red Spot last much longer?
Related topics: Jupiter, Solar Storms, Space

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Ancient Middle Eastern Astrologers Recorded The Oldest-known Evidence Of Auroras

(Credit: Y. Mitsuma's tracing of the photographs of H. Hayakawa) Astronomers have watched sunspots come and go on the sun’s surface for at least 400 years. But to learn about the history of the sun’s activity before the time of telescopes,...
Related topics: Aurora, Space, Telescopes

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The World’s Fastest Ant Clocks Record Speed Of 108 Times Its Own Body Length

Enlarge / A soldier Saharan silver ant (Cataglyphis bombycina) in the desert at Douz, Tunisia. (credit: Harald Wolf) Saharan silver ants routinely brave the blazing-hot midday sun in the desert to forage for food. That's a time of day when sand...

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Dark Matter Tugs The Most Massive Spiral Galaxies To Breakneck Speeds

When it comes to galaxies, how fast is fast? The Milky Way, an average spiral galaxy, spins at a speed of 130 miles per second (210 km/sec) in our Sun's neighborhood. New research has found that the most massive spiral galaxies spin faster than...
Related topics: Space, Milky Way

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Super Spirals Spin Super Fast

Stars in the outer reaches of the Milky Way, including our Sun, orbit at an average speed of 130 miles per second. But that's nothing compared to the most massive spiral galaxies. "Super spirals," which are larger, brighter, and more massive than...
Related topics: Milky Way, Space, Galaxies

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Surveying Solar Storms By Ancient Assyrian Astronomers

Researcher finds evidence of ancient solar magnetic storms based on cuneiform astrological records and carbon-14 dating. This work may help with our understanding of intense solar activity that can threaten modern electronics.
Related topics: Solar Storms, Space

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Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope Just Took Incredible Photos Of A Visiting Comet From Another Star...

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a clear photo of the second interstellar visitor ever detected in our solar system. The comet, called 2I/Borisov, came from an unknown star system. It's hurtling past the sun at 110,000 miles per hour and is...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Science Photos, Comets

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How Scientists Detected Water On A Potentially Habitable Exoplanet For The First Time

With more than 4,000 exoplanets – planets orbiting stars other than our sun – discovered so far, it may seem like we are on the cusp of finding out whether we are alone in the universe. Sadly though, we don’t know much about these planets –...
Related topics: Exoplanets, Space, Scientific Discoveries

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This Is The Spacebit Moon Spider

This bit of robotics from the folks at Spacebit is known as “The Walking Rover”. It’s effectively a moon spider – albeit with 4 legs instead of 8, and a box-like body of metal rather than organic. It’s powered by the...
Related topics: Moon, Space, Robots

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Solar Storms Can Devastate Entire Civilizations

Solar Storms Can Devastate Entire Civilizations Authored by Irina Slave via OilPrice.com, Climate has inarguably become a hot topic of discussion in developed economies over the last decade, and it is getting hotter by the day as study...
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2 Big Winners From President Trump's Latest Solar Tariff Decision

In June of 2019 the Trump Administration announced that bifacial solar panels -- panels made from solar cells that collect the sun's energy on both sides -- would be exempt from import tariffs that were originally put in place in January 2018. This...
Related topics: Solar Power

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Study: Some Lunar Ice May Be Younger Than We Thought

Shackleton Crater, the floor of which is permanently shadowed from the sun, appears to be home to deposits of water ice (via NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University) Scientists last year observed evidence of water ice on the Moon’s...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Moon

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Coal-centric Wyoming Aims To Lead On Carbon Capture

Scientists say the window is closing to save the planet from a climate catastrophe. While clean energy from the sun and wind are growing by leaps and bounds, fossil fuels still make up the vast majority of the world's energy. And experts say coal,...
Related topics: Space, Fossils, Paleontology

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Sommer Ray Rocks A Tiny String Bikini Top And Does Squats In Instagram Snapshots

Fitness model Sommer Ray isn’t letting the changing weather stop her from rocking bikinis like it’s still summertime. The 23-year-old social media influencer recently took to Instagram to celebrate Sunday with a few sun-drenched...
Related topics: Instagram, Social Media

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Venus Returns To Evening Sky After Weeks Of Hiding Behind The Sun

After an absence of more than a year, the most brilliant planet returns to the evening sky.
Related topics: Space

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Earth Is Screaming Through Space At 1.3 Million Mph. A Simple Animation By A Former Nasa Scientist...

As Earth rotates on its axis, it orbits the sun, which orbits the center of the Milky Way, which itself is barreling through space. A simple animation by former NASA scientist James O'Donoghue shows how fast all those objects are moving. Earth is...
Related topics: Space, NASA, Milky Way

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India's Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter At The Moon Is Now Tracking Solar Flares

An Indian spacecraft may be orbiting the moon, but it's also gathering valuable data about other key players in our solar system.
Related topics: Moon, Space, Solar Flare, Spacecrafts

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