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Supermassive Black Holes Observed Orbiting Each Other for Very First Time - Newsweek
Scientists have directly observed a pair of supermassive black holes 750 million light years away orbiting one another. If confirmed with follow-up research, this will be the first time two black holes have ever been seen moving in relation to one another.
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DNA solves ancient animal riddle that Darwin couldn't - CNN
(CNN) After the last of its kind died out about 12,000 years ago, a strange animal that stumped Charles Darwin is finally being added to the tree of life, according to a new study in the journal Nature Communications. Macrauchenia patachonica lived ...

NASA just clapped back at Anonymous after its alien conspiracy theory went viral - Mic
Earlier this week, a viral video from an Anonymous-associated YouTube account falsely claimed that NASA is about to unveil intelligent alien life found in outer space. Though we were skeptical of it from the very beginning, a NASA scientist just ...

Climate Change Causes Sea Level Rise to Accelerate 50 Percent in Past 20 years - Newsweek
A study published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows that global sea level rise jumped by 50 percent from 1993 to 2014, the most recent year for which data are available. In 2014, sea levels rose 3.3 millimeters?more than an eighth of an ...

Loss of Great Barrier Reef could be costly - Science Recorder
A new report has valued the Great Barrier Reef at a staggering $42 billion, showing the economic harm that could come from losing it. 127071 / Pixabay. 190. SHARES. ShareTweetRedditSubscribe. StumbleuponGoogleMail. Sign up to receive our weekly ...

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover on walkabout near crater rim - SpaceFlight Insider
The Pancam on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity took the component images of this enhanced-color scene during the mission's ?walkabout? survey of an area just above the top of ?Perseverance Valley?, in preparation for driving down the valley.
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Scientists predict volcanic eruptions with satellites and GPS - Q13 FOX
The Tungurahua volcano spews fumes and lava on February 27, 2016 in Huambalo, Ecuador, affecting neighboring parishes with ashfall. (Photo credit: JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images). . Scientists predict volcanic eruptions with satellites and GPS.
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Rising right whale death toll could be 'catastrophic' to species, marine biologist says - Toronto Star
Tonya Wimmer of the Marine Animal Response Society says collecting biological samples will be critical to determining what happened to the whales and preventing further losses. Researchers examine one of the six North Atlantic right whales that have ...

Uranus' magnetosphere opens and closes every day - The Space Reporter
Because ice giant planet Uranus rotates on its side, its magnetosphere tumbles asymmetrically in relation to the solar wind, causing it to open and close every day. A planet's magnetosphere is the region defined by its magnetic field and anything ...

In rural Kentucky, solar eclipse preparation keeps town busy (Update) - Phys.Org
In this June 7, 2017 photo, vehicles drive through Hopkinsville, Ky. This town is considered the epicenter of the first total solar eclipse to sweep across the United States in 99 years on Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz). Cross over the old ...

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