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School bus size asteroid to zoom safely past the earth

About 15 to 30 feet wide, the object will approach on September 24th. A small asteroid near Earth (or NEA) will visit Earth’s neighborhood briefly on Thursday, September 24 and zoom past at a distance of about 220,000 kilometers above the surface of our planet. The asteroid will approach during the ring of geostationary satellites orbiting about 22,000 miles (36,000 …

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Astronomers discover ‘Pi Planet’ orbiting its star every 3.14 days – BGR

Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet orbiting a cool star that completes a year in just 3.14 days. The nickname “Pi Planet” or “Pi Earth”, the approximate earth-large world is extremely hot. Its surface temperature is about 350 degrees Fahrenheit … which is an excellent temperature for baking pie. You do not have to be a complete math nerd to appreciate …

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Global change ecologist leads NASA’s satellite study of rapid greening over the Arctic tundra

PICTURE: The study is the first to measure vegetation changes across the Arctic tundra, from Alaska and Canada to Siberia, using satellite data from Landsat, a joint mission from NASA and … view More Author: Logan Berner, Northern Arizona University As the Arctic summers become hot, the earth’s northern landscape changes. Using satellite imagery to track global tundra ecosystems over …

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Marine sponges can inspire stronger, lighter skyscrapers and bridges

Marine mushrooms as Venus flower basket (Euplectella aspergillum) looks like another worldly creature one might expect to find on an alien planet. These glassy sponges look like vases or sculptures, but do not let their delicate appearance fool you – their skeletons are structurally strong. In fact, the structure is so strong that engineers are now imitating it for the …

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Arctic sea ice reaches the second lowest level on the record

In some regions, warm winds pushed the edge of the Arctic ice further north than ever earlier this year.Credit: AP / Shutterstock This year, the Arctic sea ice shrank to its second lowest level in more than 40 years of satellite measurements. On September 15, ice covered only 3.74 million square kilometers of Arctic water at its annual summer minimum. …

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The study examines the nature of X-ray binary IGR J18214-1318

Swift’s XRT and BAT Broadband Spectrum for IGR J18214-1318. Top panel: data and best fitting model tbabs * pcfabs * (nthComp). Bottom panel: residues in units with standard deviations. Credit: Cusumano et al., 2020. Using various space observatories, Italian astronomers have examined an X-ray binary source called IGR J18214-1318. The results of the study, described in an essay published on …

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NASA plans to return to Moon at a cost of $ 28 billion

(FILES) This file photo shows the moon with the planet Mars on September 5, 2020 in Cali, Colombia. (Photo by Luis ROBAYO / AFP) NASA on Monday unveiled its latest plan to return astronauts to the moon in 2024 and estimated the cost of meeting the deadline at $ 28 billion, of which $ 16 billion would be spent on …

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Mars mission: Scientists find “worms” in Mars meteors

NASA is preparing for the future Mars mission that will take place in the coming years, with Perseverance Rover already making a head start after launching into space many weeks ago. With the search for signs of life on the red planet, scientists have already made a breakthrough because they found something unusual inside a Martian rock. The American search …

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