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Hunga Tonga Erupts

Massive Hunga Volcano Eruption Created an Atmospheric Pulse That Caused an Unusual Tsunami-Like Disturbance

This looping video shows a series of GOES-17 satellite images that caught an umbrella cloud generated by the underwater eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on January 15, 2022. Crescent-shaped bow shock waves and numerous lighting strikes are also visible. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens using GOES imagery courtesy of NOAA …

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NOAA reveals first images from new weather satellite – Spaceflight Now

NOAA reveals first images from new weather satellite – Spaceflight Now

GOES-18 full disk GeoColor image from May 5, 2022. This type of imagery combines data from multiple ABI channels to approximate what the human eye would see from space. Credit: NOAA NOAA released the first imagery from the new GOES-18 weather satellite that launched March 1 from Cape Canaveral, and confirmed the spacecraft’s main camera …

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Parts of Antarctica have actually gained ice during the last 20 years, new research reveals, despite the continent suffering significant loss due to global warming

Some Antarctic ice shelves have GROWN in the last 20 years despite global warming

Parts of Antarctica have actually gained ice during the last 20 years, new research reveals, despite the continent suffering significant loss due to global warming. Researchers say that sea ice, pushed against ice shelves by a change in regional wind patterns, may have helped to protect these ice shelves from losses. Ice shelves are floating …

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A colony of blue-green algae can power a computer for six months

A colony of blue-green algae can power a computer for six months

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have managed to run a computer for six months, using blue-green algae as a power source. A type of cyanobacteria called Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 – commonly known as “blue-green algae,” which produces oxygen through photosynthesis when exposed to sunlight, was sealed in a small container, about the size …

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Unusual quantum state of matter observed for the first time

Unusual quantum state of matter observed for the first time

2Zr2O7, designed in Andrea Bianchi’s lab. Credit: University of Montreal” width=”503″ height=”530″/> A sample of the frustrated cerium-based magnet, Ce2Zr2O7, designed in Andrea Bianchi’s lab. Credit: University of Montreal It’s not every day that someone comes across a new state of matter in quantum physics, the scientific field devoted to describing the behavior of atomic …

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Supermassive black hole in our galaxy Milky Way captured in first ever picture

Supermassive black hole in our galaxy Milky Way captured in first ever picture

Scientists have taken the first ever image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The picture is not only our first glimpse at the supermassive black hole – known as Sagittarius A* – but also the first direct evidence it actually exists. Sagittarius A* is a thousand times smaller …

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Cress seeds grown in moon dust raise hopes for lunar crops | Science

The prospect of growing crops on the moon has edged a little closer after researchers nurtured plants – some more successfully than others – in lunar soil for the first time. Scientists planted thale cress seeds in moon dust brought back by three Apollo missions and watched them sprout and grow into fully fledged plants, …

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Over 250 members of the public reported the event through UKMON's website, after capturing images and footage on their dashcams and video doorbells

Huge green fireball is seen streaking across the sky in Britain

A huge fireball has been filmed streaking across the sky in Britain. The dazzling meteor burned up over the south west of England just after midnight on Thursday, with sightings in South Wales, Hertfordshire and West Sussex. UK Meteor Network (UKMON), which runs a network of 153 detection cameras recording meteors and fireballs over the …

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