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The Truth Behind the So-Called Mini Ice Age

An Atmospheric Scientist Explains Why That Mini Ice Age News Is Bogus

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A press release from the Royal Astronomical Society in the previous year caught the British news media’s attention. It spread quickly to American outlets as well, and it was all over the internet ever since, announcing the dawn of a ...

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Turns Out Cannibalism Is a Galaxy Trait as Well

Very Large Telescope Spots Galactic Cannibalism: Galaxy Swallows Smaller Cousin

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Astronomers have their eyes on a galaxy which just didn’t devour a whole galaxy, but actually grew in size after consuming it. Galactic cannibalism at its finest. According to the researchers, these larger galaxies increase their size by swallowing smaller ...

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Study Claims Earth-Like Planets to Have Similar Circular Orbits

These strange planets follow circular orbits, just like Earth

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One of the Earth’s most important characteristic which makes it suitable for life is its optimum distance from the sun. As it follows its orbit, our planet is just enough for harnessing the high amounts of energy from our sun ...

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Sun’s Corona Heated To 2 Million Degrees By Tiny Explosions

Sun Corona Heated By Tiny Explosions

Our Sun is just an average star of an ordinary size and an ordinary temperature. Truth be told, there is probably nothing unique about our Sun, other than the fact that we are on a planet orbiting around it. Despite ...

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Mercury’s ‘Dark Coat’ Secret Unveiled

Scientists find the ‘invisible paint’ that makes Mercury darker than dark

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The smallest planet in our solar system (sincere apologies, Pluto), has comet dust as a source for its dark appearance. Mercury indeed has curious coloring since it appears much darker than it should, which left scientists puzzled. But a new ...

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Scientists Reveal the Cause of French Abbey Super Tide

Explained: The Supertide that Swallowed a French Abbey

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An amazing picture went viral over the weekend which shows a supertide that turned an 11th-century French abbey commonly surrounded by sheep becoming an island by the sea. Similar pictures from other news agencies also got a lot of attention ...

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Scientists Figure Out the Method To Wirelessly Transmit Solar Power From Space

Scientists make strides in beaming solar power from space

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The concept of getting unlimited energy to power mankind through our ultimate source of light and solar energy, the sun, is reached a big milestone in terms of becoming practical. The scientists working at Japan’s space administration JAXA have announced ...

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NASA’s SDO Captures X-Class Solar Flare

The X2.2-class flare, March 11, 2015. Image credit: SDO / NASA.

Solar flares are brief, enormous outbursts of electromagnetic radiation from the Sun lasting from minutes to hours. They produce enhanced emission in all wavelengths across the electromagnetic spectrum, including radio, optical, UV, hard and soft X-rays, and gamma-rays. Researchers classify ...

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