Juno Discovers Sprites and Elves on Jupiter 0 (0)

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has detected brief, powerful flashes of ultraviolet light in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter. They are believed to be the Jovian counterparts of sprites and elves on Earth — electric phenomena in the atmosphere that can sometimes be seen high above powerful lightning discharges. A sprite — a bright, brief, flash — […]

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Meet Arcturus: Guardian of the Bear 0 (0)

Arcturus Vitals Official name Arcturus Other designations Alpha Boötis, HIP 69673, HD 124897, HR 5340 Nicknames — Apparent Magnitude -0.05 Distance from Earth 36.7 light-years Type Red giant (K1.5III) Color Reddish orange Mass 1.0–1.5 M☉ Radius ~25 R☉ Constellation Boötes, the Herdsman Right Ascension 14h 15m 39s Declination +19° 10′ 56” Multiple system? Possibly Variable […]

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Trump White House recruited climate science critics to work at NOAA 0 (0)

Climate scientists Judith Curry (left) and John Christy (center) were recruited by White House officials to take a senior position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Both declined. MIKE THEILER/UPI/Newscom By Scott Waldman, E&E NewsSep. 28, 2020 , 2:00 PM Originally published by E&E News At least three prominent researchers who question the severity […]

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Hubble Images Reveal Dark Matter Problem 0 (0)

This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster MACS J0416.1–2403, one of several massive galaxy clusters included in the study. ESA / NASA / Hubble Space Telescope Frontier Fields Acknowledgement: Mathilde Jauzac and Jean-Paul Kneib Galaxy clusters are the largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe. They’re also the most massive, containing […]

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Study Suggests Jupiter Could Have 600 Moons 0 (0)

Ganymede and Europa, the largest and smallest of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons, cast their shadows on Jupiter. The newly discovered detections reported here are evidence of much smaller moons in farther-out orbits.Damian Peach Jupiter could have some 600 moons measuring at least 800 meters (2,600 feet) in diameter, according to a team of Canadian astronomers. […]

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How German military scientists likely identified the nerve agent used to attack Alexei Navalny 0 (0)

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny fell ill on 20 August after drinking a cup of tea at a Siberian airport. The German government says he was poisoned using a Novichok. Valeriy Melnikov/Sputnik via AP By Richard StoneSep. 8, 2020 , 7:30 AM On 2 September, German Chancellor Angela Merkel revealed that Alexei Navalny, a Russian […]

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