Say Goodbye to This Ocean-Monitoring Satellite
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Say Goodbye to This Ocean-Monitoring Satellite

The Jason-2/OSTM satellite provided insights into ocean currents and sea-level rise with tangible benefits to marine forecasting, meteorology, and understanding of climate change. These observations are being continued by its successor, Jason-3. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The Jason-2/Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM), the third in a U.S.-European series of satellite missions designed to measure sea surface height,…

How to Stream Tonight’s 2020 Democratic Candidate Town Hall on Climate Change
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How to Stream Tonight’s 2020 Democratic Candidate Town Hall on Climate Change

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images)Beginning at 5pm EDT today, CNN will interview 10 Democratic presidential candidates regarding their plans to address climate change. Unlike the debates, each candidate will be allotted 40 minutes to answer questions from CNN moderators and a studio audience; together, the forum is expected to last seven hours.If you’re curious about…

A dinosaur’s-eye view of the cataclysm that hit Mexico with the force of a BILLION Hiroshima bombs
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A dinosaur’s-eye view of the cataclysm that hit Mexico with the force of a BILLION Hiroshima bombs

The extinction of the dinosaurs, creatures that had ruled Earth for 180 million years, perplexed scientists for decades. It was the ultimate murder mystery.In the 1990s, a theory that an asteroid hit the Earth and killed almost all plant and animal life was confirmed by the discovery of a gigantic crater, partly buried under the…

Next-generation single-photon source for quantum information science
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Next-generation single-photon source for quantum information science

The experimental setup in Kwiat’s lab at the Loomis Laboratory of Physics. Credit: Siv Schwink/University of Illinois Department of Physics Over the last two decades, tremendous advances have been made in the field of quantum information science. Scientists are capitalizing on the strange nature of quantum mechanics to solve difficult problems in computing and communications,…

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Tests on mysterious UFO stuns scientists in Chile after bizarre eyewitness reports

Chilean officials are investigating several bizarre burning objects that crashed into the country last week. At the time, many scientists claimed the objects had been meteors. However, officials have now confirmed the fireballs that hit Earth were “not natural” and have ruled out meteors.Last week, residents of Dalcahue, a port city on the southern island…

Asteroid alert: A NASA-tracked rock will come as close as the Moon tonight
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Asteroid alert: A NASA-tracked rock will come as close as the Moon tonight

The incoming asteroid will scrape by the planet on a trajectory dubbed by astronomers a “Close Approach”. NASA’s asteroid trackers predict the asteroid will swing by after midnight, around 12.37am BST (Saturday, October 5). On its closest approach, the asteroid will reach speeds of around 16,217mph (26,100kph).What do we know about Asteroid 2019 TX?The speedy…