Category Archives: Science

Sky Survey

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Flower Power

Scientists think they have the answer to a puzzle that baffled even Charles Darwin: How flowers evolved and spread to become the dominant plants on Earth. Flowering plants, or angiosperms, make up about 90% of all living plant species, including … Continue reading

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Modern Problems

A Japanese astronaut who is living on the International Space Station says he has grown 9cm (3.5in) since arriving there just over three weeks ago. Norishige Kanai wrote on social media he was worried he would not fit into the … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Bruce McCandless

Bruce McCandless, who was captured in a stunning photograph in 1984 as he made the first untethered flight in space, has died aged 80, Nasa said. With a jetpack, McCandless travelled 100m (328ft) from the Space Shuttle. “That may have … Continue reading

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Oopski

Russia has lost contact with a weather satellite just hours after its launch from a new cosmodrome. “Contact has not been established because it is not on its planned orbit,” the space agency Roscosmos said. The Meteor-M satellite was carried … Continue reading

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Making Waves

Cassini shot of Saturn’s rings from 680,000 miles:

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Unique Thanksgiving

OK, they have the best view, I know the dinner I was at had better food.

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Long ago in a galaxy far, far away …

They probably don’t care much about our elections in M63.

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T Minus Two Years

Two years until the James Webb Telescope goes into space. It’s huge.

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Jupiter

Detail from Juno probe view of Jupiter’s north pole, wave boundary between never before seen polar storms and the equatorial atmosphere with a different temperature.

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