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Saturn with no rings? It could happen, and sooner than astronomers expected

Saturn with no rings? It could happen, and sooner than astronomers expected

The gas giant's iconic rings are being pulled into the planet by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of the planet's magnetic field. The spacecraft took a census of the particles it encountered that were falling toward the planet; the amount of ring rain Cassini caught is "completely consistent" with O'Donoghue's measurements, Spilker said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Deer poacher ordered to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'

Deer poacher ordered to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'

There were a total of 14 hunters that were swept up in the investigation, but David Berry Jr .is the only one who has to watch Bambi once a month for the next 16 months behind bars . Fox 8 News reports that Berry will watch the movie at least 12 times during his incarceration. The conservation agency began looking into the family in 2015 after receiving an anonymous tip about deer poaching . Consulte Mais Informação

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The brightest comet of the year will be visible this Sunday

The brightest comet of the year will be visible this Sunday

Although the approach will be a distant 7.1 million miles (30 lunar distances) from Earth , it's still a fairly rare opportunity. The best time to view the comet and meteor shower is about 1 a.m. Wirtanen. As it passes the sun, parts of the comet melt and are absorbed into an expansive atmosphere that travels with it, creating a glowing green cloud, according to Popular Science . Consulte Mais Informação

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Virgin Galactic Will Attempt To Reach Space For The First Time

Virgin Galactic Will Attempt To Reach Space For The First Time

NASA says space starts at roughly 62 miles (100 kilometers) above sea level, but SpaceShipTwo's pilots likely experienced microgravity during the journey. The space claim is a bit of a gray area. Today, the aerospace company successfully launched four NASA-supported technologies and two courageous test pilots aboard the suborbital space plane into space and then landed safely back on Earth. Consulte Mais Informação

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Private US craft 'reaches space' in test

Private US craft 'reaches space' in test

As predicted , Virgin Galactic's supersonic plane VSS Unity took off for a test flight on Thursday, touching the edge of space before safely returning to Earth. At a cost of $250,000 for a 90-minute flight, seats do not come cheap for this ultimate thrill ride that will take you out-of-this-world (depending on where you believe the boundary to be). Consulte Mais Informação

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Geminids 2018 SECRETS REVEALED: Why do the Geminids appear every year?

Geminids 2018 SECRETS REVEALED: Why do the Geminids appear every year?

CollA single shooting star (Photo: Pixabay)How can I make sure I see them? Using Orion's belt as a reference point, Mrs O'Connor said to look to the left for a red star, from which the Gemini constellation is located directly below. Earth is treated to the Geminids once a year when we pass through the debris of what astronomers suspect is 3200 Phaethon - an odd asteroid-comet hybrid, often referred to as a "rock comet" since it has characteristics of both. Consulte Mais Informação

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'Part of the solution:' Alberta seeks proposals to build new refinery

'Part of the solution:' Alberta seeks proposals to build new refinery

That price gap was growing so wide that vast reserves of oil were building up in Alberta and the price was falling through the floor, leading to fears of massive job cuts and project closures. We need to see the participation of Indigenous communities, and we need to see sound engineering, design and financial plans. Through getting a pipeline built to a Canadian coast, through making more products, and through refining more. Consulte Mais Informação

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Severe tropical cyclone bears down on north Australia coast

Severe tropical cyclone bears down on north Australia coast

Some train services were disrupted and more than 30 flights were cancelled as the wild weather lashed the city. The cyclone has continued to intensify over the warm waters of the Gulf, and is expected to maintain Category 2 cyclone strength as it makes its second landfall (winds 125 to 164 km/h, which equates to a Category 1 or 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale we're familiar with in North America). Consulte Mais Informação

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Cosmonauts to examine mystery hole on ISS spacewalk

Cosmonauts to examine mystery hole on ISS spacewalk

Shortly after the hole was discovered, reports out of Russian Federation suggested that a culprit had already been found, but Roscosmos hasn't made any definitive public announcements. Astronauts Sergey Prokopyev and Alexander Gerst repaired the 0.07-inch-wide (2 millimeters) hole with material soaked in an epoxy sealant. The residue, stowed inside a bag, was brought back inside the space station and will be returned to Earth for analysis. Consulte Mais Informação

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Samples cut around Soyuz hole in spacewalk

Soyuz is a Russian spacecraft that carries astronauts and supplies to and from the International Space (ISS) station, as well as bringing people back to Earth. Cosmonauts will send to earth photos of the meteoroid protection plates which were cut off from the holed Soyuz spacecraft to be checked for the traces of a drill, a source in the space industry told Sputnik. Consulte Mais Informação

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Geminid meteor shower to peak Thursday and Friday - plus, a comet!

Geminid meteor shower to peak Thursday and Friday - plus, a comet!

Even if you're in a light-polluted part of the world, you still might be able to see at least a handful of meteors per hour. Grab a warm jacket or blanket and plan to camp out for quite a few hours to see as many meteors as you can. Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer Anna Ross stated that the best viewing times in the United Kingdom would be at 2 am either on December 13 or December 14 when Geminids will be highest in the sky. Consulte Mais Informação

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Dracula Ant Crowned Fastest Animal on Earth

Dracula Ant Crowned Fastest Animal on Earth

An Australian ant has set a new record for the fastest animal movement, with jaws that snap shut 5000 times quicker than the blink of an eye. Now this is the gross bit. "We had to use incredibly fast cameras to see the whole movement. We also used X-ray imaging technology to be able to see their anatomy in three dimensions, to better understand how the movement works", Larabee said. Consulte Mais Informação

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