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Vietnam To Encourage Environmentally Friendly Building Design

Consider that buildings can be designed, in relation to the sun, depending on whether occupants want to maximize the amount of natural light their windows let in, or to minimize the heat absorbed by the building. Or that they can be built with...

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Island Lizards Are Expert Sunbathers, And Researchers Find It's Slowing Their Evolution

If you've ever spent some time in the Caribbean, you might have noticed that humans are not the only organisms soaking up the sun. Anoles—diminutive little tree lizards—spend much of their day shuttling in and out of shade. But, according to a...

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Star Gives Off Superflare Equal To 80 Billion Megatonnes Of Tnt. That’s A Lot

A tiny star the size of Jupiter has been observed giving off a massive superflare 10 times more powerful than any flare from our Sun. The findings are raising questions about how much energy small stars can hold. The post Star gives off superflare...
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Solar Storm Alert: Earth To Be Bombarded By Solar Particles In A Few Days

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, There is an upcoming solar storm expected this weekend. Researchers have noticed a sunspot that will bombard the Earth with solar particles on Monday. Sunspots are patches of darkness on the Sun which are...
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Salt Takes A Quick Step Before Falling Out Of Water

When a drop of sea spray lands on a rock and heats under the midday sun, the salt crystalizes and falls out of the evaporating water as a crystal—helping to power the Earth's atmosphere and leaving a delicious kernel of spice for dinner.

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Astronomers Spot Universe's First Molecule In Diffused Planetary Nebula

One of the first molecules to form after the Big Bang was spotted roughly 3,000 light-years from Earth in a dusty remnant of a sun-like star.
Related topics: Space, Nebulas, Big Bang

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'speed' Docuseries Shows What Light-powered Cubesat Might Look Like In Space (video)

One future journey through the solar system might be possible, thanks to a sail powered by the sun.
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Explosion On Jupiter-sized Star 10 Times More Powerful Than Ever Seen On Our Sun

A stellar flare 10 times more powerful than anything seen on our Sun has burst from an ultracool star almost the same size as Jupiter.
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Snow, Sun And Bikinis: When Siberia Transforms Into Northern 'ibiza'

On 13 April, Siberia's largest ski resort, Sheregesh, in the Kemerovo Oblast, witnessed an outstanding record-setting descent from the snowy mountains with participants of the event wearing bikinis and other swimwear typically worn only on sunny...
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Earth May Have Been Struck By An Interstellar Meteor Way Back In 2014

It was late 2017 when the astronomy world was buzzing over what appeared to be the first-ever interstellar visitor observed by mankind. It was a long, cigar-shaped object which its discoverers named Oumuamua, and it swooped around our Sun and back...
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Indian Scientists Make Deepest Radio Images Of The Sun

The sun is the brightest object in the sky, and probably the most studied celestial object. Surprisingly, it still hosts mysteries that scientists have been trying to unravel for decades, for example, the origin of coronal mass ejections which can...

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The Closest Star To The Sun, Proxima Centauri, Has A Planet In The Habitable Zone. Life Could Be...

A new study by a team from the Carl Sagan institutes shows how life could survive the harsh radiation on neighboring exoplanets like Proxima b. The post The Closest Star to the Sun, Proxima Centauri, has a Planet in the Habitable Zone. Life Could be...
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It Rains On The Sun (just Not The Way You Think)

Astronomers have detected "plasma rain" pouring down over the solar surface, which may explain why the sun's outer atmosphere is so much hotter than the star's surface.
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The Sun Is Belching Massive Blobs Of Plasma

There is a lot we still don’t know about solar wind—the stream of charged particles released from the Sun’s corona. But thanks to Simone Di Matteo, a space physics Ph.D. student at Italy’s […] The post The Sun is Belching...
Related topics: Physics

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Why The Parker Solar Probe Is Nasa's Most Exciting Mission

The Parker Solar Probe is set to uncover a mystery about the sun: Why is it's corona hotter than its surface?NASA's ability to fly a probe so close to the sun is a marvel of engineering. Michelle Thaller, an astronomer at NASA, explains why the...
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Breezing Through The Space Environment Of Barnard's Star B

The closest exoplanet to us, if we include only single stars like the Sun, is the planet around Barnard's Star, Barnard's Star-b ("BSb"). (The planet Promixa Centauri-b is closer, but Proxima Cen is part of a triple-star system with Alpha and Beta...
Related topics: Space, Exoplanets

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Blobs 500 Times The Size Of Earth Are Being Burped From The Sun - Cnet

We now know more about the gigantic "periodic density structures" that emerge from the sun every 90 minutes.

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Stratolaunch, The World’s Biggest Airplane, Takes Flight

Enlarge / The Stratolaunch aircraft takes off on its maiden flight on April 13. (credit: Stratolaunch) On Saturday morning, exactly 45 minutes after the sun began to rise over the Mojave Desert, the largest airplane ever created—and its...

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Keenen Brown Is This Year’s X Factor Te

Could He Be the Redskins Long Term Answer at a Position of Need? Keenen Brown, TESchool: Texas State | Conference: Sun BeltCollege Experience: RS Junior | Age: 23Height / Weight: 6-2 / 250 lbsProjected Draft Status: 3rd - 6th RoundNFL Comparison:...

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Florida Man Killed By His Own Large, Flightless Bird

A Florida man was killed by his cassowary, a six-foot-tall flightless bird similar to an ostrich or an emu, when he fell in the animal’s enclosure. The Daily Beast says that Deputy Chief Jeff Taylor explained to the Gainesville Sun that...

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