Earth’s magnetic field is WEAKENING between Africa and South America, and malfunctioning satellites
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Earth’s magnetic field is WEAKENING between Africa and South America, and malfunctioning satellites

Scientists have made a shocking discovery – the Earth’s magnetic field is weakening.The magnetic field is vital for life on our planet, as it shields us from cosmic radiation and charged particles emitted from the sun. A large region of reduced magnetic intensity has been observed between Africa and South America, called the South Atlantic Anomaly,…

Freaky ‘Active’ Object in Jupiter’s Orbit Is First of Its Kind Seen by Astronomers
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Freaky ‘Active’ Object in Jupiter’s Orbit Is First of Its Kind Seen by Astronomers

Active Trojan asteroid 2019 LD2 as observed on June 11, 2019, using the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope (LCOGT) Network in Chile.Image: JD Armstrong/IfA/LCOGTIt’s neither an asteroid nor a comet but something in between. It’s also parked within Jupiter’s orbit, making this object the first of its kind to ever be detected.Say hello to 2019…

Cicadapocalypse: What you need to know
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Cicadapocalypse: What you need to know

After 17-year absence, Brood IX emerges in Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia. The long, strange life cycle of periodical cicadas may have evolved as a buffer against predators. (Photo: Bundschuh/Wikimedia Commons) Spring has sprung in the Northern Hemisphere, bringing with it a wide range of wildlife. Warming weather spurs lots of animals to get…

Well, that’s something boffins haven’t seen before: A strange alien streaks around Jupiter
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Well, that’s something boffins haven’t seen before: A strange alien streaks around Jupiter

Tail end … The 2019 LD2 asteroid-slash-comet. Credit: JD Armstrong/IfA/LCOGT Pic Astronomers scanning the sky for potentially hazardous space rocks have discovered a first – a presumed trojan asteroid around Jupiter that is looking increasingly like a comet. The cosmic enigma was spotted by the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS), which employs two telescopes…