There's a Frozen Super-Earth Orbiting Barnard's Star, The Second Closest Star System

Just six light-years from Earth, the second closest star system to our sun hosts a frozen super-Earth, according to new findings by an international team of researchers. Barnard’s Star is a ...

16 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Massive Impact Crater Beneath Greenland Could Explain Ice Age Climate Swing

Most of Earth’s surface has been plotted, mapped and measured. And along the way, scientists have turned up a plethora of craters big and small. But there was always one major crater missing. 12,800 ...

13 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Human Activities Are Making Hurricanes Worse: Study

Anthropogenic climate change and urbanization appear to boost rainfall and exacerbate flooding risks, according to two Nature papers.

13 hours ago from The Scientist

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‘Oumuamua: new findings rejig size

Infrared results set upper limit on the solar system’s surprise visitor. Andrew Masterson reports.

13 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Earth is "drinking" more seawater through the Mariana Trench than previously thought

The Earth's surface is famously a pretty wet place, but a new study suggests that the mantle is home to much more water than was previously believed. Observations of seismic activity ...

5 hours ago from Gizmag

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The dance of the small galaxies that surround the Milky Way

An international team led by researchers from the IAC used data from the ESA satellite Gaia to measure the motion of 39 dwarf galaxies. This data gives information on the dynamics of these galaxies, ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Campi Flegrei Is Warming Up, But We're Likely Not Close to an Eruption

First things first. This new article in Science Advances I'm about to discuss does not -- I repeat, does not -- say that an eruption will be happening soon at the Campi Flegrei in Italy. There ...

13 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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For arid, Mars-like Peruvian desert, rain brings death

When rains fell on the arid Atacama Desert, it was reasonable to expect floral blooms to follow. Instead, the water brought death.

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Gravitational waves from a merged hyper-massive neutron star

For the first time astronomers have detected gravitational waves from a merged, hyper-massive neutron star. The scientists, Maurice van Putten of Sejong University in South Korea, and Massimo ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA Builds Spider-Like Lander, Launches Strange Science to ISS

Following a (so far) fruitless search for life on Mars, NASA is turning its attention to the moons of Saturn and Jupiter. But getting landers to these gas giants—which orbit as far as […] The ...

16 hours ago from Geek.com

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