Watching an Interstellar ‘Christmas Comet’ and Hoping for a Bang
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Watching an Interstellar ‘Christmas Comet’ and Hoping for a Bang

Seeing Comet Borisov won’t be easy for the typical sky gazer, but astronomers still have a lot to learn from this extrasolar tourist.The Comet 2I/Borisov, seen by the Hubble Space Telescope during its closest approach to the sun this month.Credit…European Southern Observatory/EPA, via ShutterstockDec. 24, 2019, 1:10 p.m. ETAfter drifting between stars for eons, Comet…

Life on Mars: How NASA is probing ‘greatest discovery’ after asteroid ‘evaporation’ find
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Life on Mars: How NASA is probing ‘greatest discovery’ after asteroid ‘evaporation’ find

SCIENTISTS believe a “gigantic” asteroid struck Mars four million years ago, “evaporating the oceans,” but there is still hope of finding “the greatest discovery” hiding beneath the Red Planet’s surface, according to NASA.PUBLISHED: 14:21, Mon, Dec 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 14:26, Mon, Dec 23, 2019 The possibility of life on Mars is the subject of significant interest…

5 major environmental regulations the Trump administration weakened in 2019
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5 major environmental regulations the Trump administration weakened in 2019

The Trump administration so far targeted about 85 environmental regulations that protect air, water, land and public health from climate change and fossil fuel pollution, according to CNBC.Why it matters: Eliminating these regulations can increase premature deaths from pollutants and produce higher levels of greenhouse gas emissions, according to research from the NYU Law School.The…

Amateur astronomer ‘astro granny’ captures a stunning picture of a Christmas tree-shaped nebula
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Amateur astronomer ‘astro granny’ captures a stunning picture of a Christmas tree-shaped nebula

Amateur astronomer ‘astro granny’ captures a stunning picture of a Christmas tree-shaped nebula containing thousands of starsDr Jean Dean, 61, took the incredible image from her back garden on GuernseyIt took five hours for her to capture the Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree ClusterSpecial equipment allowed her telescope to track the nebula as it moved The pair —…