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NASA asteroid WARNING: 2016ft asteroid flew past Earth TODAY | Science | News

[ad_1] The asteroid, dubbed by NASA Asteroid 2019 AX8, made a so-called “Earth Close Approach” on Tuesday morning, January 22. NASA’s scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California, estimate AX8 flew by around 3.35am GMT (UTC). The asteroid’s flyby comes just 14 days after the JPL first observed the space rock on January 8. NASA last tracked Asteroid AX8 on January 11, just 10 days before it approached
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Antarctic krill: Key food source moves south

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSimeon Hill: "Our data goes all the way back to the 'Discovery era' of the 20s and 30s" A keystone prey species in the Southern Ocean is retreating towards the Antarctic because of climate change.Krill are small, shrimp-like creatures that swarm in vast numbers and form a major part of the diets of whales, penguins, seabirds, seals and fish.Scientists say warming
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Fossil shark named after 80s video game

[ad_1] Image copyright Velizar Simeonovski, Field Museum Image caption Artwork: Galagadon was a freshwater shark from the time of the dinosaurs A newly discovered species of ancient shark has been named after a 1980s arcade game.The shark swam in the rivers of what is now South Dakota, US, about 67 million years ago, living alongside iconic dinosaur species such as T. rex. It's been named Galagadon, after the 1981 Japanese-US
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Venus and Jupiter conjunction: How to see planets after Blood Moon eclipse | Science | News

[ad_1] Skyzagers thrilled by the total lunar eclipse on January 21 are now excited to see Jupiter and Venus close to each other. Less than 24 hours after the Full Moon eclipse ended, the two planets will dominate the southeastern skies together. Astronomers are encouraged to get their telescopes ready for early morning on Tuesday, January 22. Venus and Jupiter will appear approximately one-and-a-half hours before sunrise.In the UK, the
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Eclipse 2019: Full list of lunar and solar eclipses in 2019 | Science | News

[ad_1] The incredibly rare Super Blood Moon eclipse peaked early this morning (Monday, January 21) around 5.13am GMT (UTC). Skywatchers in North America had a particularly good view of the eclipse, but observers in the UK, parts of Europe and Africa also had a chance to witness totality. The total eclipse came just five months after the longest Blood Moon of the century on July 27, 2018. The Blood Moon
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Space weather forecast: Solar storm predicted to hit Earth on Wednesday | Science | News

[ad_1] Scientists have discovered a coronal hole which opened on the top layer of the sun’s atmosphere, unleashing a barrage of solar particles into the cosmos. Unfortunately for Earth, our planet is caught in the cross hairs of this stream of particles, and space weather forecasters say it could hit on January 23. When the particles hit, it will result in a solar storm for Earth which could see Southern
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Planet Nine may not EXIST, so what is behind solar system chaos? Shock new theory emerges | Science | News

[ad_1] For decades, scientists had theorised there is a ninth planet – what would have been 10th were it not for the downgrade of Pluto to a dwarf planet – in our galactic neighbourhood. The planet is believed to be 10 times bigger than Earth and 20 times farther away from the sun than Neptune – the outer-most planet in the solar system. While Planet Nine’s existence had not been
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Eclipse 2019: Watch again the moment Blood Moon turns RED during total lunar eclipse | Science | News

[ad_1] Last night’s rare Super Blood Wolf Moon was the last total lunar eclipse until May 2021, meaning you really missed out if you could not catch it. The Moon turned an incredible copper-crimson colour as it sat in the Earth’s shadow. However, due to the freezing conditions outside and the early hour of the astronomical event, you could be forgiven for deciding to give the Blood Moon a miss.It
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Eclipse 2019: When is the next Full Moon – When is the February Full Snow Moon? | Science | News

[ad_1] The most spectacular astronomical event of 2019 - the Super Blood Wolf Moon – took place last night. Photographers and astronomers alike were able to witness a total eclipse of the Moon for the last time until 2021. Lunar eclipses are known as Blood Moons because our natural satellite turns a crimson colour.This eerie red shade is due to scattered sunlight after it passes through Earth’s atmosphere.And because last
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Lunar Eclipse 2019: What causes lunar eclipse? What is difference between a solar eclipse? | Science | News

[ad_1] The Super Blood Wolf Moon delighted skywatchers in Britain, the United States, western Europe, and North and South America. Not everywhere in the UK was fortunate enough to see the lunar phenomenon due to heavy cloud. But for skygazers with a clear view, the reward was a large coppery globe lighting up the sky. Today’s blood moon is the first and only lunar eclipse of 2019, with the next