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A Triple Treat For Sky Watchers Tonight, UM Amateur Astronomer Explains

Comet 45P will make its closest appearance to Earth late tonight, around 3 a.m. Saturday. People across the Americas, Europe, Africa and most of Asia should be able to catch a glimpse of the lunar eclipse . The penumbral lunar eclipse is expected to happen around 7:43 p.m. Friday evening. The eclipse will begin at 10.32pm and peak at 12.34am. At its closest point tonight, the comet will be 7.4 million miles away, that's 30x the distance from the earth to moon! In basic terms for ...

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We're Sorry About This Seriously Bummer Proxima B News

This "astmospheric erosion" could spell bad news for fans of Proxima B, the exoplanet located in the red dwarf star system Proxima Centauri less than five light years away. This new paper slams that door shut , showing that even relatively quiet dwarfs eject enough planet-frying radiation to strip off atmosphere-forming oxygen in the astronomical blink of an eye.

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'Rocket League,' Hot Wheels team up on expansion

This would explain their incredible agility and acceleration, while simultaneously not necessarily fitting the scope of Hot Wheels . Rocket League has a community of more than 26 million players and is one of the most critically-acclaimed sports games of our generation.

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Penumbral lunar eclipse will appear with a comet on Friday

A Penumbral Lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the Moon and the Sun. The penumbral eclipse is not as spectacular as a total lunar eclipse . February is when the heaviest snows of the year usually fall, hence the name given to the moon. If we're lucky we may get a peek through the clouds at Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova as it makes its closest approach to earth this cycle.

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Fans think Leicester's Ranieri statement means manager on verge of axe

Success now would be to maintain their Premier League status - was 2015/16 nothing but a dream? In 2015, Leicester's Premier League status seemed all but done for, seven points adrift with nine games to play, before seven wins from their last nine games kept them in the division.

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Why Some Plants Became Carnivorous — Convergent Evolution

They concluded that although all three plants evolved in distantly-related lineages, the plants became carnivorous due to similar genetic alterations involving key enzymes. The similarities they found were striking. The team explained that this could be the outcome of every plant using the same method to feed, as Givnish states that these discoveries are "one of its kind".