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Climate gas budgets highly overestimate methane discharge from Arctic Ocean

There are effectively only two seasons in the High Arctic: a long winter and a milder summer season. Arctic Ocean bottom water temperatures vary greatly from winter to summer season. This is also evident in the study area offshore Svalbard. Credit: B. Ferré/CAGE, UiT. The atmospheric concentration of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, has almost…

The Milky Way Ate Another Galaxy, And This Star Can Tell Us When It Happened

MICHELLE STARR 13 JAN 2020 Astronomers recently discovered that a long time ago, a collision with a satellite galaxy did something interesting to the Milky Way, puffing up its disc and seeding its halo with stars. Now, we've established a more precise time frame for that event, all thanks to a single star. That star is visible…

2020 brings 13 full moons and a ‘rare’ Halloween Blue moon

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Astronomers Identify New Factor For Finding Habitable Exoplanets

KEY POINTSAstronomers proposed a new way for finding habitable exoplanetsGoldilocks stars have the ideal temperature to support habitable exoplanetsK-Type stars are Goldilocks stars that are not too hot or too coldAstronomers have identified a new factor that can help determine the potential habitability of an exoplanet. According to the astronomers, the type of host star…

NASA Observer Discovers Earth-sized World in ‘Habitable Zone’

A NASA satellite has discovered an Earth-sized world within its star’s “habitable” area -- where liquid water could possibly exist. The world is known as an exoplanet. This term is used for planets that orbit a star outside of our own solar system. NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, made the discovery. TESS was…

Martian Water Vapor Varies With The Seasons

Eurasia Review The potential for Mars’ water to be lost into space is greater during the planet’s warm and stormy seasons, according to a new study. This seasonal variation likely regulated the rate at which the red planet lost its once-abundant quantities of liquid water, the authors suggest.Ancient alluvial fans, dry lake beds and winding…

Is Betelgeuse about to go supernova?

Astronomers have noted that the star Betelgeuse is becoming less bright, appearing especially faint in the night sky. The dimming represents the biggest dip in brightness of a star yet recorded. Is this the beginning of the end? Located within the Orion constellation, Betelgeuse is a red supergiant star. At one point in astronomical history…

Dead alligators dropped deep into the sea lead to a surprising find

Scientists discovered how hungry deep-sea creatures can be when offered a free alligator meal.  Lumcon Alligators don't typically swim, or die, in the ocean. But researchers dropped three of them, dead ones, underwater to see how deep-sea creatures would react to finding a new and unusual food source. The dead-alligator experiment was aimed at better understanding…

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Important things you need to know about seasonal flu -Medical.net

Seasonal flu is a serious illness causing approximately 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths each year. Federal health officials are reporting that the 2019-2020 flu season could be the worst in decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older be vaccinated against influenza. Washing your hands…

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