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The longest stretch of no sunspots since 2009

The longest stretch of no sunspots since 2009 | Behind The Black “The Sun just completed its longest stretch, 15 days, without sunspots since 2009, suggesting once again that the solar minimum is coming much sooner than expected. So far this year … Continue reading

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Hydrocarbon Lakes On Titan May Occasionally Erupt With Nitrogen Bubbles

Hydrocarbon Lakes On Titan May Occasionally Erupt With Nitrogen Bubbles : SCIENCE : Tech Times “Researchers at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) replicated the harsh and frigid conditions on Titan. They showed how even minor fluctuations in air pressure, … Continue reading

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Saturn Moon Enceladus’ Buried Ocean Comes Close to Surface

The ocean beneath the icy shell of Saturn’s moon Enceladus rises nearly to the surface (2k) in some places, a new study suggests. Source: Saturn Moon Enceladus’ Buried Ocean Comes Close to Surface

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Cassini Reveals Strange Shape of Saturn’s Moon Pan

Cassini: Mission to Saturn: Cassini Reveals Strange Shape of Saturn’s Moon Pan How did it form into such an odd shape?

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Interesting, 7 Earth-Size Alien Planets Circle Nearby Star – We Know Almost Nothing About Pluto & Less About The 7

Seven Earth-size alien worlds orbit the same tiny, dim star, and all of them may be capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study reports. Source: Major Discovery! 7 Earth-Size Alien Planets Circle Nearby Star

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Particles From Outer Space Are Causing Computers To Crash

Blue screen of death? iPhone freezing? Blame particles from outer space | ZDNet “”The semiconductor manufacturers are very concerned about this problem because it is getting more serious as the size of the transistors in computer chips shrink and the … Continue reading

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Asteroid whizzing by Earth six times closer than the moon – Feel Safe? It’s The 3rd This Year

Asteroid whizzing by Earth six times closer than the moon – CNET “The problem with asteroids passing near Earth is they’re often difficult to spot.   ….This is the third asteroid to buzz by earth closer than the distance to the … Continue reading

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