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The Mystery Behind A Superbright Supernova May Just Have Been Solved

One of the most luminous stellar explosions ever detected may now be explained. It came from the detonation of a dead star within the dense shell of matter ejected from that sun's companion star, a new study suggests.
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Uh Oh: Nasa’s Curiosity Rover Just Suffered A Puzzling Glitch On Mars

It's been a while since NASA was forced to pull the plug on its Mars rover Opportunity. The trusty bot fell silent after a dust storm on Mars cut off its solar power source and even after the skies cleared, it never woke back up. Curiosity, the...
Related topics: NASA, Mars Rover Curiosity, Space, Mars, Solar Storms, Solar Power

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Amazing New Tech Coming To The Interior Of Your Car - Roadshow

From vibrating dashboards to see-through sun visors, car cabins are changing fast.

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Spacex Ponders Its Next Mission To Blot Out The Sun With Another 60 Starlink Sats

Also: ISS batteries changed, Virgin's fleet grows, Rocket Lab makes nod to crap sitcom, and more Roundup  Welcome back to The Register's weekly roundup of stories from the world of rockets and orbital shenanigans.…
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, International Space Station

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Image: The Sun In 2019

The changing activity of our sun as seen by ESA's Proba-2 satellite in 2019.
Related topics: European Space Agency, Satellites, Space

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The Images Of Australia's Storms Are Downright Apocalyptic

Australia just can't catch a break. As wildfires continued to devastate parts of the country, a miles-long dust storm rolled across New South Wales Sunday, blotting out the sun. As CNN reports, the area has been experiencing drought since 2017, so...
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The Nearest Star To Our Sun, Proxima Centauri, May Host A Second Planet

The large, very chilly planet is named Proxima c and it has a mass around half that of the planet Neptune.
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No. 14 Sun Devils Continue Strong Season, Sweep Rit

On Saturday night at in Tempe, AZ, the Arizona State Sun Devils erased an early 3-1 deficit and came from behind to defeat the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Tigers by a score of 5-3 at Oceanside Ice Arena. The win was the Sun Devils’...

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Scientists Image The Progression Of A Solar Flare For The First Time

They are learning how solar flares give rise to space weather which can damage spacecraft and harm astronauts.
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Violent Solar Storms Are Happening Closer To Earth Than Anyone Thought Was Possible

The spectacular solar storms that paint the polar skies in beautiful greens and pinks have a darker side
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An Asteroid Has Been Found That Orbits The Sun Closer Than Venus

Astronomers at Caltech’s Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) have discovered an asteroid that orbits inside Venus. Though other asteroids have a portion of their orbit inside Venus’, this is the first one with an orbit that is completely...
Related topics: Asteroids, Space, Scientific Discoveries

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Behind Howls Of Solar Wind, Quiet Chirps Reveal Its Origin

here’s a wind that emanates from the sun, and it blows not like a soft whistle but like a hurricane’s scream. Made of electrons, protons, and heavier ions, the solar wind courses through the solar system at roughly 1 million miles per...
Related topics: Space, Hurricanes, Electrons

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Scientists Have ‘evidence’ That Another Planet Is Orbiting Proxima Centauri

The first planet orbiting the nearest known star to the Sun was discovered in 2016 by the European Southern Observatory. Proxima b is said to be uninhabitable due to stellar wind pressure that exceeds Earth's by 2,000 times.
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Team Led By Pppl Wins Major Supercomputer Time To Help Capture On Earth The Fusion That Powers The...

PPPL will use INCITE-award time on Summit and Theta supercomputers to develop predictions for the performance of ITER, the international experiment under construction to demonstrate the feasibility of fusion energy.

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The Curious Case Of Proxima C

Astronomers continue to gather evidence for a second world around the sun’s nearest neighboring star -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Team Led By Pppl Wins Major Supercomputer Time To Help Capture On Earth The Fusion That Powers The...

PPPL will use INCITE-award time on Summit and Theta supercomputers to develop predictions for the performance of ITER, the international experiment under construction to demonstrate the feasibility of fusion energy.

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A Second Planet Was Found By Closest Star To The Sun

Located just 4.2 light-years away, the star Proxima Centauri now has both an Earth-like world in its habitable zone and a more distant super-Earth.
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New Study On A Recently Discovered Chlorophyll Molecule Could Be Key To Better Solar Cells

All living organisms need energy for their survival, and this energy indirectly comes from the sun. Some organisms, such as plants, cyanobacteria, and algae, are capable of directly converting this light energy into chemical energy via a process...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Solar Power

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2020: The Lowest Solar Activity In Over 200 Years

2020: The Lowest Solar Activity In Over 200 Years Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, As we move further into 2020, solar activity dwindles.  This year, solar activity will be marked as the lowest in over 200 years. The low in the...

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Scientists Discover Stardust Older Than The Sun In A Meteorite

Fifty years ago, in Australia, scientists discovered a meteorite that has been under study. The team has now found that the stardust inside the meteorite formed between 5 and 7 billion years ago. That makes it the oldest material ever found on...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Meteorites

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