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Blue Moon on October 31: Why is it called so?

Blue Moon on October 31: Why is it called so?

Astronomy Ireland has told its readers that that "Saturday is also the date that the distant dim planet Uranus is at opposition to the Sun (and effectively a Full Moon is when the Moon is at opposi...

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Bizarre, Earth-sized rogue planet found floating in Milky Way

Bizarre, Earth-sized rogue planet found floating in Milky Way

It is different from other estimates of habitable planets around the galaxy since they only consider the distance between the planet and its star. This is said to be the smallest free-floating pla...

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SpaceX Identify Rocket Engine Issue That Caused Last-Second Abort

SpaceX Identify Rocket Engine Issue That Caused Last-Second Abort

NASA has set a new date for the first mission trip to the International Space Station in the Crew Dragon spacecraft. On October 2, a new Falcon 9 booster, sister to Crew-1's own new booster, automatic...

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Space: Black hole 'family portrait' is most detailed to date

Space: Black hole 'family portrait' is most detailed to date

Now, observations are pouring out at an fantastic rate. Some of the events added to the gravitational wave register had been previously reported individually, including the biggest black hole coll...

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Spooky skies: Rare blue moon to shine over Ireland on Halloween

Spooky skies: Rare blue moon to shine over Ireland on Halloween

It's just a term we use to describe the rare occurrence when we get two full moons in the same calendar month. A Blue Moon is rare but what would you say when it coincides with Halloween? Blue Moo...

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`Fireball` meteorite in MI found to have extraterrestrial compounds

`Fireball` meteorite in MI found to have extraterrestrial compounds

The Hamburg meteorite is mostly lovely because it was collected very quickly after it fell to Earth. "These pieces of meteorite fell into that size range, and so weather radar helped show the position...

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'God of destruction' coming near the Earth

'God of destruction' coming near the Earth

Astronomers at the University of Hawai'i say the asteroid is picking up speed due to non-uniform radiation. The Apophis entering Yarkovsky effect was detected by astronomers at the University of Hawai...

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Google Commits to Plastic-Free Packaging

Google Commits to Plastic-Free Packaging

The new Nest Audio contains 70 per cent recycled plastic across its enclosure parts including the acoustic fabric and is covered in the same sustainable fabric that was first introduced with Nest...

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Great Barrier scientists find tower taller than Empire State

Great Barrier scientists find tower taller than Empire State

This means the reef is also taller than the Sydney Tower and the Petronas Twin Towers, both of which measure 305m and 452m respectively. The researchers saw and recorded steep decline of coral c...

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Hurricane Zeta speeds toward a storm-weary Louisiana

Hurricane Zeta speeds toward a storm-weary Louisiana

Rain pelted the French Quarter in New Orleans , and streams of water ran off roofs. A few trees were down, and one that fell across utility lines sparked a bright orange flash. But, Director of New O...

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Coral tower taller than Empire State Building found at Great Barrier Reef

Coral tower taller than Empire State Building found at Great Barrier Reef

The reef is off the coast of North Queensland , and researchers from the Schmidt Ocean Institute first observed it on October 20. After the discovery, researchers had to use an underwater robot, ...

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Germany’s Bayer to buy US gene therapy specialist AskBio

Germany’s Bayer to buy US gene therapy specialist AskBio

Germany's Bayer will pay $2 billion upfront and up to an additional $2 billion in milestone payments contingent on development achievements, it said on Monday. AskBio will remain an autonomous com...

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Water on the moon discovered by NASA

Water on the moon discovered by NASA

Scientists have confirmed, for the first time , the presence of water on the sunlit surface of the Moon, a discovery which indicates that water molecules may be distributed across the lunar surface, ...

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Water found on the moon

Water found on the moon

This discovery challenges our understanding of the lunar surface and raises intriguing questions about resources relevant for deep space exploration", Hertz said. They said the modified Boeing 747SP j...

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How long did this huge coral reef stay hidden?

How long did this huge coral reef stay hidden?

There are seven other tall, free-standing reefs in the area, including the reef on Raine Island - a major nesting site for green turtles. The release described the reef as "blade-like", and said it ...

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NASA to launch delicate stowing of Osiris-Rex asteroid samples

NASA to launch delicate stowing of Osiris-Rex asteroid samples

The maneuver was originally scheduled to take place on November 2nd, but now they're going to do it tomorrow. The team also mentioned they've updated the process to include an imaging sequence "to o...

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Hurricane Zeta makes landfall along the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Hurricane Zeta makes landfall along the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

The highest wind gusts in Acadiana are expected for the eastern-most portions of St Mary Parish where gusts could approach the 35-45 miles per hour range at worst (and that may be a stretch).elsewhere...

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#AskSRK: Shah Rukh Khan reveals when his next film will release

#AskSRK: Shah Rukh Khan reveals when his next film will release

The actor has been staying off the leisure body for over two years now as his final flick, Zero , reverse Katrina Kaif, and Anushka Sharma was within the yr 2018. Acknowledging the love followers hav...

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October to Be a Blue Moon Month

October to Be a Blue Moon Month

After about 30 months there will be an additional full moon in the year. It is simply the term that has been used in modern folklore pertaining to the phenomenon wherein two full moons happen in a sin...

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Orionids Meteor Shower Visible Over Connecticut Starting Tonight

Orionids Meteor Shower Visible Over Connecticut Starting Tonight

The subsequent time the storied comet will seem in our sky is 2061, throughout its 76-year cycle across the solar, according to NASA . Peaking in the early-morning hours on October 21, the Orionids...

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Release of Fukushima`s contaminated water can damage human DNA

Release of Fukushima`s contaminated water can damage human DNA

Contrary to the government's claims that the water is not contaminated, Greenpeace believes it still contains radioactive substances that are capable of damaging human DNA. The International Atomic ...

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Zeta becomes a hurricane with 80 miles per hour winds

Zeta becomes a hurricane with 80 miles per hour winds

As of 6 p.m. EDT Monday, Zeta boasted winds near 130 km/h and was roughly 145 kilometres southeast of Cozumel, Mexico . "On the forecast track, the centre of Zeta will move over the northern Yucata...

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Breast cancer can impact men too

Breast cancer can impact men too

The researchers reviewed the incidence data in Indian and Pakistani women between 1990 and 2014. Indian and Pakistani women with breast cancer were more likely to be diagnosed at a younger age and a...

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United States presidential election: female astronaut cast votes in zero gravity

United States presidential election: female astronaut cast votes in zero gravity

On October 22, Rubins tweeted from NASA's astronaut Twitter account, "I voted today". On October 15, Kate Rubins took off for her second mission to space along with Russian cosmonauts Sergey...

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Coming soon! NASA to reveal exciting new discovery about Moon

Coming soon! NASA to reveal exciting new discovery about Moon

Water is a precious resource and a relatively plentiful lunar presence could prove important to future astronaut and robotic missions seeking to extract and utilize water for purposes such as a drin...

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Rare Halloween full moon will shine on Saturday

Rare Halloween full moon will shine on Saturday

The phrase "Once in a Blue Moon" is aptly suited to the month of October this year, which will witness the rare occurrence of a second full moon, called the "Blue Moon", on Saturday. "Furthermore, the...

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Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle ruled out vs. Tennessee with lower leg injury

Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle ruled out vs. Tennessee with lower leg injury

Waddle was taken into the locker room for an examination. Alabama coach Nick Saban confirmed during his halftime interview on CBS that Waddle's season with the Crimson Tide is over. Waddle posted a fe...

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NASA Selects Blue Origin National Team to Return Humans to the Moon

NASA Selects Blue Origin National Team to Return Humans to the Moon

We already know a little about Blue Origin's vision for a lunar lander, with the company announcing its plans to build such a system for NASA previous year - called Descent Element, it will be designe...

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NASA releases new images to show historic landing, sample collection on asteroid

NASA releases new images to show historic landing, sample collection on asteroid

The spacecraft then spent five seconds collecting that material before backing away. In this case, during sample collection, the OSIRIS-REx team had 18 minutes of terror! With the outcome of this de...

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Quebec's Total COVID-19 Case Count Has Officially Surpassed 100k

Quebec's Total COVID-19 Case Count Has Officially Surpassed 100k

Tam said the spike has left about 1,010 patients being treated in hospital each day over the past week, and 20 per cent of whom are in intensive care. The latest national-level data indicate daily ave...

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NASA astronaut Kate Rubins casts 2020 vote from space

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins casts 2020 vote from space

The astronaut left Earth for the ISS on October 14 - which was her birthday - for six and half months of scientific work in space, Space reports . "I voted today", Rubins wrote in a tweet posted ...

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Scientists say that aliens from about a thousand stars could observe us

Scientists say that aliens from about a thousand stars could observe us

To be clear, no such planets have ever been found or confirmed around these stars . Astronomers Lisa Kaltinger of Cornell University and Joshua Bieber of Lehigh University made a decision to ch...

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Scientists find secret to 'uncrushable' bug's strength

Scientists find secret to 'uncrushable' bug's strength

Scientists were impressed by its exoskeleton , which is classified as one of the toughest natural materials in existence. The diabolical ironclad beetle has puzzle piece-like blades in its abdome...

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7 charged in flying squirrel trafficking ring, Florida officials say

7 charged in flying squirrel trafficking ring, Florida officials say

The FWC estimates that the poached wildlife will be worth more than $1 million, with the wildlife dealer receiving as much as $213,800. FWC investigators arrested the men between April and August....

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Forecasters: Hurricane Epsilon should sideswipe Bermuda

Forecasters: Hurricane Epsilon should sideswipe Bermuda

At 5am AST, the centre of Hurricane Epsilon was located over the central Atlantic Ocean about 195 miles (310 km) east-northeast of Bermuda. On Wednesday, Epsilon had gained 50 mph in wind speed in jus...

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