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Several bird species are taking their final bows on the global evolutionary stage, and winking out. The situation in northeast Brazil is particularly dire.
On April 10, 2013 – three years ago today – an enormous landslide took place at the Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah. Amazingly, no one was hurt.
“Although we’d love it if Cassini could help detect a new planet, we don’t see any perturbations in our orbit that we cannot explain with our current models,” said Cassini project manager Earl Maize.
Astronomers with the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence had their reasons for ignoring red dwarf stars in the past. But now that thinking has changed.
An unknown disaster seems to have befallen the Japanese satellite that launched in February. Why X-ray astronomers are anxious for good news.
They’re not mountains in the earthly sense. They’re mile-high mounds, which – a new study says – were carved over billions of years by wind and climate.
Giant Jupiter is a frequent target for asteroid strikes, in part because of its size. This impact is the 5th we’ve seen in the past decade.
The Southern Hemisphere has seen magnificent comets in recent years. But the last widely seen comet for the Northern Hemisphere was Hale-Bopp in 1996-97.
Scientists combined telescopes on Earth and in space to learn that this famous quasar has a core temperature hotter than 10 trillion degrees! That’s much hotter than formerly thought possible.
Fish evolved into the first land vertebrates 420 million years ago. Clues to that fins-to-limbs transformation may lie in a walking blind cavefish in Thailand.
Moon and Aldebaran before dawn July 2
Venus returning to evening twilight