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Oct 2
Scientists Monitor Shishaldin Volcano for Signs of Eruption

Scientists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory are going to be keeping a close eye on Shishaldin Volcano over the weekend.

Scientists Monitor Shishaldin Volcano for Signs of Eruption

Scientists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory are going to be keeping a close eye on Shishaldin Volcano over the weekend.

Oct 2

Oddly Quiet Black Hole Spotted Around Fast-Spinning Star

Oddly Quiet Black Hole Spotted Around Fast-Spinning Star

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Astronomers have found a quiescent black hole orbiting a massive, fast-rotating star, suggesting that these strange binary systems may be common throughout the Milky Way galaxy.
The huge star MWC 656, known as a “B-emission” or “Be” star, shares space with a companion…

Astronomers have found a quiescent black…

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Oct 2
Water on Earth and Moon May Have Common Origin

The traces of water in ancient moon rocks may share a common source with water on Earth, scientists say.

Water on Earth and Moon May Have Common Origin

The traces of water in ancient moon rocks may share a common source with water on Earth, scientists say.

Oct 2

This Volcano’s Pyroclastic Flow Was So Hot It Created Tornadoes

This Volcano’s Pyroclastic Flow Was So Hot It Created Tornadoes

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When Mount Sinabung erupted in North Sumatra, Indonesia on Saturday, the pyroclastic flows making their way down the mountain left red-hot deposits along its sides.
Incredibly, as the air above the deposits heated and quickly rose, a group of small “tornadoes” were formed, twisting…

When Mount Sinabung…

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Oct 2

JUST IN: Scientists Step Up Observation of Mantle Plumes

JUST IN: Scientists Step Up Observation of Mantle Plumes

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Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) have partnered to develop a 3-D model of the Earth’s mantle and crust called SALSA3D (Sandia-Los Alamos 3D). The purpose of this model is to assist in predicting earthquakes related to mantle and mantle plume activity.

In the past 100…

Los Alamos and Sandia…

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Oct 2

Meteor Activity Outlook for March 1-7, 2014

Meteor Activity Outlook for March 1-7, 2014

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In the southern hemisphere, activity from the Centaurid complex begins to wane with only the weak activity visible from Norma and perhaps others areas nearby. At least southern sporadic rates are still strong to make the late summer viewing a bit more pleasurable.

As seen from the northern…

In the southern hemisphere,…

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Oct 1

Clouds On Alien Planet Mapped for 1st Time

Clouds On Alien Planet Mapped for 1st Time

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Scientists have created the first-ever cloud map of a planet beyond our solar system.
Although the roughly Jupiter-size Kepler-7b lies far closer to its star than scorching-hot Mercury does to the sun, astronomers using NASA’s Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have determined that clouds…

Scientists have created the…

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Oct 1
Alien Planet Around Solar Twin Found in Distant Star Cluster

Scientists using a powerful telescope in Chile have found an alien planet circling a star that is nearly identical to the sun and located in a star cluster 2,500 light-years from Earth.

Alien Planet Around Solar Twin Found in Distant Star Cluster

Scientists using a powerful telescope in Chile have found an alien planet circling a star that is nearly identical to the sun and located in a star cluster 2,500 light-years from Earth.

Oct 1

Chance Of Flares

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There are eight sunspot groups on the Earthside of the sun. Fully half of them pose a threat for strong solar flares. An eruption today could come from any of the circled regions:
AR2175 is the most potent of the quartet. It has a ‘beta-gamma-delta’ magnetic field that harbors energy…

There are eight sunspot groups on the Earthside of the sun. Fully…

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Oct 1

Supervolcano Eruption Risk Greater Than Previously Thought

Supervolcano Eruption Risk Greater Than Previously Thought

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The eruption of a “supervolcano” hundreds of times more powerful than conventional volcanoes – with the potential to wipe out civilisation as we know it – is more likely than previously thought, a study has found.
An analysis of the molten rock within the dormant…

The eruption of a “supervolcano” hundreds of…

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