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Pale green comet to make closest flyby to Earth in decades

Pale green comet to make closest flyby to Earth in decades

For the next few days, night sky-gazers will be able to spot a pale green comet that is making one of its closest flybys to our plant in several decades.

Comet 45P/Honda–Mrkos–Pajdušáková will make its closest approach to Earth at 3 a.m. ET on 11th of February. However, the greenish comet will be visible only by telescope or binoculars.

Archaeologists find new ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ cave

Archaeologists find new ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ cave

An international team of researchers from Israel and the United States have discovered evidence of a cave that reportedly housed Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of historically significant ancient manuscripts including copies of the Hebrew Bible.

February ‘Snow Moon’ eclipse to be really unique

February ‘Snow Moon’ eclipse to be really unique

The so-called Snow Moon on Feb 10 will be a unique full moon as it will not only coincide with a special lunar eclipse but also a pale green comet that will streak by Earth.

Astronomers have predicted that the Moon will spend more than four hours coasting through the outer shadow of Earth, called the penumbra. The penumbral lunar eclipse will thus make the full moon’s bright, glowing façade to look somewhat dark.

Researchers studying nuclear bomb test site to understand Moon’s formation

Researchers studying nuclear bomb test site to understand Moon’s formation

The formation of the Moon has along been puzzling researchers. Now, a team of American researchers are studying a nuclear bomb detonation site to determine how Earth’s only natural satellite came into existence.

Lead researcher James Day, a geochemist at UC San Diego, said Moon-building happened on a large scale, and thus they decided to look into an analogue that was large-scale enough to replicate what might happened during the early process of planet formation.

Federal scientist allegedly cooked global warming data ahead of Paris Climate Agreement

Federal scientist allegedly cooked global warming data ahead of Paris Climate Agreement

A key Obama administration scientist brushed aside data that showed a slowdown in global warming while preparing a 2015 study report that coincided with the United States’ participation in the Paris Climate Agreement, a whistle blower alleged.

A Martian volcano erupted nonstop for 2 billion years: researchers say

A Martian volcano erupted nonstop for 2 billion years: researchers say

A fresh analysis of a meteorite discovered in Algeria in 2012 has suggested that a volcano on Mars may have erupted nonstop for 2 billion years.

A tem of scientists led by Marc Caffee, a member of the meteorite research team and professor of physics & astronomy at Purdue University, found clues of the nonstop volcanic activity in a Martian meteorite discovered in Algeria in 2012.

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