Astronomers Discover 139 New ‘Minor Planets’ at the Edge of Our Solar System
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Astronomers Discover 139 New ‘Minor Planets’ at the Edge of Our Solar System

Astronomers have found 139 new “minor planets” in the far reaches of our solar system just beyond Neptune’s orbit, which could potentially boost scientists’ continued searches for the putative Planet Nine.A new study published in The Astrophysical Journal revealed how data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) helped researchers to detect a new cluster of…

Scientists Identify Atlantic Ocean As Dangerous Asteroid’s Point Of Impact, Warns About Tsunamis
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Scientists Identify Atlantic Ocean As Dangerous Asteroid’s Point Of Impact, Warns About Tsunamis

KEY POINTSNASA is monitoring a kilometer-sized asteroid that could hit EarthScientists believe 29075 (1950 DA) will hit the Atlantic OceanThe impact event would trigger towering tsunamisIn a new study, scientists were able to identify the Atlantic Ocean as the likely impact zone of the planet-killer asteroid that NASA is currently monitoring. The scientists warned that…

David Attenborough calls for ban on ‘devastating’ deep sea mining
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David Attenborough calls for ban on ‘devastating’ deep sea mining

Sir David Attenborough has urged governments to ban deep sea mining, following a study warning of “potentially disastrous” risks to the ocean’s life-support systems if it goes ahead. The study, by Fauna and Flora International (FFI), warns proposed plans to mine the seabed could cause significant loss of biodiversity, disruption of the ocean’s “biological pump”,…

Após suspeita do novo coronavírus isolar navio, governo avalia possibilidade de haver restrição no Porto do Recife
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Após suspeita do novo coronavírus isolar navio, governo avalia possibilidade de haver restrição no Porto do Recife

O governo do estado decidiu avaliar, junto à Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (Anvisa), os procedimentos de embarques e desembarques no Porto do Recife (veja vídeo acima). Na quinta-feira (12), um navio com 609 pessoas foi isolado depois de um passageiro de 78 anos com sintomas de Covid-19, a infecção causada pelo novo coronavírus, passar…

Freeman Dyson died on February 28th
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Freeman Dyson died on February 28th

THERE ARE, wrote Freeman Dyson towards the end of his long life, two different kinds of mathematicians. Some are birds, who fly high, surveying the broad vistas and spotting unexpected links between different bits of the mathematical landscape. Others are frogs, who prefer to be up close and on the ground, delighting in the details…