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The last supermoon and meteor shower of the summer takes the celestial scene tonight

The last supermoon and meteor shower of the summer takes the celestial scene tonight

Named by the Native American Algonquin tribe after the sturgeon fish that were more easily caught in the Great Lakes and other bodies of water at this time of year, the sturgeon moon ends the streak of four supermoons of 2022, which began in May, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. After sunset, look southeast …

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Earth has broken the record for the shortest day since the invention of atomic clocks

Earth has broken the record for the shortest day since the invention of atomic clocks

Scientists have recorded the shortest day on Earth since the invention of the atomic clock. A rotation is the time it takes the Earth to rotate once on its axis, approximately 84,600 seconds. The previous record was documented on July 19, 2020, when the day was 1.47 milliseconds slower than normal. The atomic clock is …

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The near-Earth asteroid has a surface similar to a fun pit of plastic balls

The near-Earth asteroid has a surface similar to a fun pit of plastic balls

During the historic collection event, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s sampling head sank 1.6 feet (0.5 meters) into the asteroid’s surface. Apparently Bennu’s exterior is made of loose particles that aren’t bound together very tightly, based on what happened when the spacecraft collected a sample. If the spacecraft hadn’t it triggered its thruster to recoil after its …

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Tonga's eruption threw enough water to fill 58,000 Olympic swimming pools into Earth's atmosphere, NASA says

Tonga’s eruption threw enough water to fill 58,000 Olympic swimming pools into Earth’s atmosphere, NASA says

When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine volcano erupted on January 15, 65 kilometers north of Tonga’s capital, it created a tsunami as well as a sonic boom that rippled through the world – twice. The eruption sent a large plume of water vapor into the stratosphere, which is located between 8 and 33 miles (12 …

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Parts of the moon may provide stable temperatures for humans, researchers say

Parts of the moon may provide stable temperatures for humans, researchers say

The moon has pits with shadowy areas that regularly hover around 63 degrees Fahrenheit (17 degrees Celsius), a stable temperate range for humans, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have found. The journal Geophysical Research Letters published the study in July. These craters, which can potentially lead to caves that could also provide …

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Scientists reveal first images of atoms 'swimming' in liquid

Scientists reveal first images of atoms ‘swimming’ in liquid

The movement of single atoms through a liquid has been filmed for the first time. Using a sandwich of materials so thin they are effectively two-dimensional, scientists trapped and observed platinum atoms “swimming” along a surface under different pressures. The results will help us better understand how the presence of liquid changes the behavior of …

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