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& # 39; Potentially dangerous asteroid & # 39; 3200 Phaethon will pass through Earth on Sunday, and you may catch a glimpse

On December 16, asteroid 3200 Phaethon, a "potentially dangerous asteroid" will be at its closest point to Earth, passing only 6.2 million miles from our tiny blue planet. However, do not worry, the asteroid is completely safe and if the conditions are right, you can even glimpse what happens on Saturday night. 3200 Phaethon is a three-mile long asteroid that …

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News – The giant penguin was taller than a human (when did it change?)

Animals The conversation Special for The Weather Network Friday, December 15, 2017, 15:22 – Scientists have discovered a species of giant penguin now extinct that was higher than most humans. The remains of the bird, perhaps the highest penguin species ever discovered, help show how quickly the giant penguins developed after the extinction of the dinosaurs some 66 million years …

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Scientists find a miniature version of our solar system, with 8 planets and stars similar to the sun

Scientists who apply artificial intelligence to data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope have discovered an eighth planet around the Kepler-90 star, breaking the star's record with more exoplanets and, for the first time, tying with ours. [19659002] The planet Kepler-90i, described in an information session on Thursday and in a document accepted for publication in the Astronomical Journal, demonstrates for …

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Eight stations and 50 bicycles available for use in Uxbridge, Hillingdon and West Drayton

HILLINGDON will obtain its own public bicycle scheme after Brunel University raised more than £ 85,000 to secure a winning place at the Santander Cycles University Challenge. After an avalanche of late promises, Brunel limited Birmingham to second place, securing £ 85,448 in funds, 175% of the original goal. Eight docking stations and 50 Santander and Brunel red bicycles around …

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What Greenland looks like without a layer of ice

Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey along with their international partners have created the most detailed map of the bedrock beneath the Greenland ice sheet. The map reveals a high resolution and an accurate image of the landscape below the Greenland ice sheet. It will help researchers better understand how the ice sheet could respond to a warm climate and …

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The "potentially dangerous" asteroid Phaeton 3200 will pass through Earth tonight

To watch this video, enable JavaScript and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video There is an asteroid three miles wide that goes directly to Earth. But do not worry, because although NASA describes asteroid 3200 Phaeton as "potentially dangerous", it will pass harmlessly through our planet this afternoon. This massive object triggers the beautiful annual Geminid …

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NASA scientists embark on an extreme trip to Antarctica

In temperatures that can drop below -20 degrees Fahrenheit, along with a route occasionally blocked by wind-driven ice dunes, hundreds of miles from anyone else, a team led by two NASA scientists will examine an unexplored stretch of Antarctic ice. They are packing cold extreme weather instruments and scientific instruments on sleds pulled by two tank-type snow machines called PistenBullys, …

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A new map of what is under the Greenland ice shows how bad the rise in sea level could be

Scientists have just published a map of what lies beneath the Greenland ice sheet, the most accurate and comprehensive graph of this terrain so far, and will be crucial to make calculations on possible sea level increases in the future. From the data collected by more than 30 institutions, the coined Greenland Basal Topography BedMachine v3 map allows experts to …

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Sierra Nevada in California grew taller during the drought

The Sierra Nevada mountain range increased by almost an inch during the recent California drought due to the loss of water from fractured rocks. trailkrum, CC-BY-2.0 A recent NASA study has found that the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California had increased in height up to one inch (24 millimeters) during the drought years of October 2011 to October 2015. …

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Chandrayaan: 10 years after the first moon probe, India prepares Chandrayaan-2 for early next year

NEW DELHI: A decade after India's first lunar odyssey in 2008, India will launch another lunar expedition in early 2018 by sending a lander and a mobile to explore the Moon and unravel its origin and actual conditions. The second mission of the Moon, Chandrayaan-2, is an advanced version of the previous mission of Chandrayaan-1. It consists of an orbiter, …

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