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Rare blue moon to illuminate the night sky on Halloween 2020

article An undated file image shows a full moon in the night sky. (Photo: A&G Reporter / AGF / Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Tonight, Halloween will be even more ghostly this year, as the rare lunar event will illuminate the night sky – and it only happens “once on a blue moon.” A full moon will appear on …

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Hubble’s glorious new image represents the turbulent side of Jupiter

Majestic Jupiter, the warlike big brother of our solar system, puts its best side forward *. A sharp new image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the wild, ever-evolving time on the giant planet – revealing both short-term and long-term changes. In the northern hemisphere, turbulent clouds may indicate the formation of a new whirlwind storm, while down south, a …

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We can build shelters on Mars from insect polymers and Martian soil

Bioinspired production A team of researchers suggests that we could use one of the most common organic polymers on Earth to build shelters on Mars. The material, called chitin, is produced and metabolized by most biological organisms and makes up most of the cell walls in fungi, insect exoskeletons and fish scales. The team, led by Javier Fernandez of Singapore …

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Mandatory quarantine has been issued for 11 more houses

EAST LANSING, Michigan (WILX) – The Ingham County Health Department has identified 11 other large homes in East Lansing with some exposure to COVID-19. Those currently living in these properties have received an immediate quarantine order for the next two weeks. A total of 39 large houses are now under mandatory quarantine. Earlier, two houses were removed from the list …

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Scientists have just discovered an “impossible planet” that orbits too close to its parent star

In a discovery that could change our understanding of astronomy, an international team of astronomers said Wednesday that they believe the intact exoplanet orbits a white dwarf, something previously thought impossible. “We report the observation of a candidate for a giant planet that passes through the white dwarf WD 1856 + 534 every 1.4 days,” the authors wrote in an …

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How Australia’s giant stinging tree can cause months of agony – Nature.com

How Australia’s giant stinging tree can cause months of agony Nature.com Spider venom found in Australian stinging trees – and the pain can last for weeks CNN This toxic Australian plant injects scorpion-like venom. The pain can last for several days ScienceAlert Researchers from Queensland reveal the secrets of the poison tree of Australia Brisbane Times Australian stinging trees contain …

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The phosphine gas observed on Venus is also produced by Earth’s bacteria – but we don’t know exactly how

The scientific world has been shaken by the recent revelation that Venus can house simple life forms. In a paper published in the journal Nature Astronomy on Monday, the researchers detailed their discovery that the upper atmosphere of Venus contained traces of phosphine gas. On Earth, phosphine is thought to be made by anaerobic bacteria – meaning bacteria that live …

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