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Super red moon on Sunday night

SpaceWeather (spaceweather.com) explains the red color by pretending you are on the moon: "Imagine yourself standing on a dusty lunar plain looking up at the sky". Though some observers are viewing the date with fear - calling the eclipse a " blood moon " - for astronomers and stargazers the event is to be welcomed with celebration.

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Monster Black Hole Found 2.3 Billion Light-Years Away

The scientists are looking forward to discovering other things about SAGE0536AGN that might explain this oddball occurrence. Usually, galaxies this size accommodate for black holes that pack the equivalent of approximately 12 million solar masses.

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Early Australians lived alongside giant killer lizards

Price reveals that they found evidence from a tiny fossil from a prehistoric giant lizard from a two feet deep excavation site in Capricorn Caves near Rockhampton which is a fossil rich site filled with millions of bones from thousands of prehistoric creatures.

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Facebook renames oft-criticized free website Internet.org

If you'd remember, Facebook's internet.org had the idea of providing free internet to people in developing markets and then further provide them with certain useful and basic apps on the platform. Asked as to why accessibility could not be achieved by providing free data rather than a select set of free applications, Facebook representatives argued that free data access had the potential to be used for high bandwidth applications rather than need and it was better therefore to provide free and ...

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Coating developed by Stanford University engineers could help solar cells be cooler

In 2014, the same trio developed an ultra-thin material that radiated infrared heat directly back toward space without warming the atmosphere. Solar panel technology has improved by leaps and bounds, but the technology has a flaw that limits the efficiency of the system.

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Divers kill coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish with vinegar

Researchers from James Cook University have reached a breakthrough in solving this problem by injecting vinegar to two separate groups of CoTS from Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea and Lizard Island in Great Barrier Reef , Australia. Researchers note that killing the starfish individually can't save the entire reef by itself but it's just one step toward reducing CoTS outbreaks along the reef.


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