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Two bright fireballs were observed streaking through the night sky over southern England, United Kingdom over the past 24 hours. The first at 23:59 UTC on Friday, November 24 and the second at 07:12 UTC on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Sound was associated with both events. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 81 reports by 17:25 UTC
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Over the past couple winters, big displays of pink and white auroras have coincided with spotless suns. The sight is often big enough to make observers wonder if there is a connection, SpaceWeather reports. The most recent remarkable outburst of pink auroras was observed on November 22, 2017, from Tromsø, Norway. “Suddenly, the whole valley turned white (with
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The ex-minister of National Defence for Canada said at least four species of aliens have been visiting Earth for decades and claimed top authorities are constantly in discussions with extraterrestrial beings. Paul Hellyer, who was the Canadian Minister of National Defence in the 1960′s during the Cold War, claims to have inside information that top
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A late spring cold snap ripped through western and central Victoria this month, causing extensive agricultural damage. Older farmers in the region say it was ‘the worst frost since 1977.’ Agriculture Victoria’s southwest grains regional manager Rob O’Shannessy estimated farmer losses from the frosts at A$100 – 180 million (US$76 – 137 million). This included
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The perfectly spherical hole is a mind-boggling 1.8 BILLION light years across. And it contains absolutely NOTHING. The bizarre phenomenon is being called a ‘supervoid’ and is the largest individual structure ever identified by humanity, dwarfing supermassive black holes, and even supergalaxies. The empty hole in the universe was discovered by a team at the
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It’s not every day that an asteroid from outside the Solar System comes whizzing past your front door. In fact, it’s only ever happened once that we’ve observed, when astronomers spotted interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua in October. Now a collective of astronomers and engineers wants to seize the opportunity to study ‘Oumuamua – by chasing after
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New research on oxygen and iron chemistry under the extreme conditions found deep inside the Earth could explain a longstanding seismic mystery called ultralow velocity zones. The findings could have far-reaching implications on our understanding of Earth’s geologic history, including life-altering events such as the Great Oxygenation Event, which occurred 2.4 billion years ago. Sitting
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Major flooding hit Jamaica’s Montego Bay, the capital of Saint James Parish in the country’s northwest, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The flooding brought traffic to a standstill, flooded buildings, stranded numerous residents and resulted in severe infrastructural damage. Heavy rains lashed the city for over four hours on Wednesday afternoon, trapping residents in schools and workplaces, and
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A new study, published this week in Nature, shows that thunderstorms can also produce radioactivity by triggering nuclear reactions in the atmosphere. This may sound like the plot of a blockbuster science fiction disaster. But in reality, it’s nothing to worry about. Since the early 20th century, scientists have been aware of ionizing radiation – particles and electromagnetic