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Skywatchers see 'super blue blood Moon'

[ad_1] Image copyright SPL Image caption The Moon appears red in a lunar eclipse as sunlight is filtered through Earth’s atmosphere The night sky had a display in store on Wednesday 31 January, with a lunar event being called the “Super blue blood moon”. For Australia, Asia and some parts of the US and Eastern […]

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Fishing 'best argument for seagrass conservation'

[ad_1] Image copyright Chris Smart Image caption An indigenous child fisher in Indonesia collecting urchins and porcupine fish in seagrass The importance of seagrasses is further emphasised in a new report that looks at how they underpin fishing worldwide. These flowering plants, which grow in near-shore waters, are under intense pressure – some estimates suggest […]

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Interstellar asteroid is given a name

[ad_1] Image copyright NASA Image caption Artwork: Despite forming around another star, the object looks familiar in many respects The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name. Scientists who have studied its speed and trajectory believe it originated in a planetary system around another star. The […]

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'Routine' detection of space ripples

[ad_1] Image caption Comparison of black hole mergers seen by the laser interferometers. LVT151012 probably was a real event but it did not have the required confidence to be fully declared a formal detection Gravitational waves have been picked up from another black hole merger. It is the fifth time such an event has been […]