Astrophotographer captures detailed pictures of the Moon’s craters
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Astrophotographer captures detailed pictures of the Moon’s craters

‘World’s clearest picture of the moon’s craters’ is captured by a Californian astrophotographer by combining multiple lunar ‘phases’ into one spectacular image US photographer creates image of the moon using only the ‘lunar terminator’  Lunar terminator is the boundary of the illuminated hemisphere of the moon This creates longer shadows and makes features such as craters seem bigger By…

Satellite Captures Stunning Drop in Pollution Across Europe From COVID-19 Lockdown
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Satellite Captures Stunning Drop in Pollution Across Europe From COVID-19 Lockdown

This animation, using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, shows the average nitrogen dioxide concentrations from March 14 to 25, 2020, compared to the monthly average concentrations from 2019. Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019-20), processed by KNMI/ESA New data, based on observations from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, are showing strong reductions in nitrogen…

New Material Captures Carbon Dioxide and Efficiently Converts It to Useful Organic Materials
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New Material Captures Carbon Dioxide and Efficiently Converts It to Useful Organic Materials

This new porous coordination polymer has propeller-shaped molecular structures that enables selectively capturing CO2, and efficiently convert the CO2 into useful carbon materials. Credit: Illustration by Mindy Takamiya A new material that can selectively capture carbon dioxide (CO2) molecules and efficiently convert them into useful organic materials has been developed by researchers at Kyoto University,…

Study captures six galaxies undergoing sudden, dramatic transitions
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Study captures six galaxies undergoing sudden, dramatic transitions

A new study led by University of Maryland astronomers documented six sleepy, low-ionization nuclear emission-line region galaxies (LINERs; left) suddenly transforming into blazing quasars (right), home to the brightest of all active galactic nuclei. The researchers suggest they have discovered an entirely new type of black hole activity at the centers of these six LINER…