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Russia Says it'll Quit the International Space Station Over Sanctions.  Also, Russia Says a lot of Stuff That Doesn't Happen

Russia Says it’ll Quit the International Space Station Over Sanctions. Also, Russia Says a lot of Stuff That Doesn’t Happen

When Russia feels its armed forces into Ukraine amidst accusations of Nazism and NATO aggression, it left most of its credibility behind. What’s left of its credibility is in shreds as Russia lurches towards pariah status. That’s what happens when you unleash your military on your peaceful neighbor and when the body count grows alongside …

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Vast, City-Sized Lake Discovered Miles Below The Antarctic Ice Sheet

Vast, City-Sized Lake Discovered Miles Below The Antarctic Ice Sheet

The Antarctic ice is finding its secrets harder and harder to keep. Deep below the ice of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, the largest ice sheet in the world, scientists have confirmed the existence of a huge lake of liquid water. Researchers have named it Lake Snow Eagle, and believe that sediments within it could …

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Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai Volcano Umbrella Cloud

NASA ICON Finds Effects of Massive Tonga Volcanic Eruption Reached Space

The GOES-17 satellite captured images of an umbrella cloud generated by the underwater eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on January 15, 2022. Crescent-shaped bow shock waves and numerous lighting strikes are also visible. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens using GOES imagery courtesy of NOAA and NESDIS When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga …

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Humans are causing the ocean to lose its memory, study shows: "It's almost as if the ocean is developing amnesia"

Humans are causing the ocean to lose its memory, study shows: “It’s almost as if the ocean is developing amnesia”

Earth’s oceans are feeling the wrath of human-induced climate change. Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising and reefs are dying – and now, according to a new study published in Science Advances, the sea is losing its memory altogether. Unlike weather, which can change wildly and rapidly day-to-day, Earth’s oceans usually only have slight …

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James Webb Space Telescope is 'perfectly aligned,' NASA says

James Webb Space Telescope is ‘perfectly aligned,’ NASA says

All four science instruments on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have achieved “perfect alignment” in advance of the telescope’s official debut this summer, project officials said in a news teleconference on Monday (May 9). “I’m delighted to report that the telescope alignment has been completed with performance even better than we had anticipated,” Michael McElwain, …

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Astronomers see a big boom when a black hole's magnetic field suddenly flips over

Astronomers see a big boom when a black hole’s magnetic field suddenly flips over

Two hundred thirty-six million light-years away, and hence 236 million years ago, a strange and intense light erupted from a distant astronomical object. The intergalactic rumble was detected here on Earth, where astronomers rapidly ascertained that the flare originated around a supermassive black hole. A spontaneous reversal of the black hole’s magnetic poles could be …

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Atmospheric helium levels are rising, research confirms

Atmospheric helium levels are rising, research confirms

Study lead author Benni Birner of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Credit: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego used an unprecedented technique to detect that levels of helium are rising in the atmosphere, resolving an issue that has lingered among atmospheric chemists for decades. …

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There Are Tiny Bright Dots All Over The Sun, And We May Finally Know Their Source

There Are Tiny Bright Dots All Over The Sun, And We May Finally Know Their Source

Sunspots aren’t the only speckles decorating the dynamic face of our Sun. Solar physicists have made a close study of tiny, fleeting speckles of brightness that emerge and fade in less than a minute on average, in regions where loops of plasma rise from the solar surface. They’re named ‘solar dots’. The fleeting phenomenon, analysis …

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Science breakthrough after 'incredible' dinosaur fossil found from day asteroid hit Earth |  Science |  News

Science breakthrough after ‘incredible’ dinosaur fossil found from day asteroid hit Earth | Science | News

David Attenborough examines fossilized dinosaur leg The Chicxulub crater sits on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, and is one of the world’s largest confirmed impact structures. It is believed to be the site where a giant asteroid fell and wiped out the dinosaurs. Researchers have generally agreed that the impactor—the asteroid—was around 10 kilometers (6.2 …

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Sky to put on a show Sunday with total lunar eclipse visible in Louisville

Sky to put on a show Sunday with total lunar eclipse visible in Louisville

As summer approaches and the weather warms up, our nearest celestial neighbor has a special treat for sky watchers – a total lunar eclipse visible across North and South America on the night of Sunday, May 15. The eclipse will begin when the Earth’s shadow appears on the moon at 10:27 pm EDT Sunday night. …

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