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Metal asteroid could be worth $10 quintillion

In the meantime, the new study in The Planetary Science Journal looked at Psyche through the Hubble Telescope at two specific points in its rotation, to capture both sides of the asteroid. The study also records the first ultraviolet observations of Psyche. The top row shows the unannotated versions, while the bottom row indicates craters Meroe and Panthia.

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A ‘rogue’ planet has been spotted floating through the Milky Way

The study of lonely planets helps scientists understand the turbulent formation of young planetary systems, such as our solar system. It was just some years in the past that Polish astronomers might present the primary proof of such nomadic planets in our personal Milky Method, utilizing comparatively new strategies of detection.

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'Once in a Blue Moon' Phenomenon to be Observed Today

Finally, the October 31 Hunter's Moon will be the second full moon occurring in the same calendar month, making it a blue moon (blue in a "rare" sense, not so much a literal sense). Just like leftover day hours keep adding up to give us February 29; the twelve moons are separated by 29.5 days. More confusingly still, full moons in October are generally known as "hunter's moons".

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One weekend gives Halloween, full moon, blue moon, time change

The Blue Moon comes after the October Harvest Moon that fell on October 2, and it theoretically signifies the time to start stocking for winter. The second of the two full moons is particularly significant, not just because it's a "blue moon" (the second in a single calendar month) but also because it falls on Halloween, a mid-fall holiday which is also celebrated as Samhain, an ancient Gaelic tradition that is still practiced by modern pagans.

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Tropical Storm Zeta leaves thousands of power outages in NC

Zeta weakened over central Alabama but its strong winds continued across portions of the state and the Florida Panhandle. About 2.2 million households and businesses experienced power outages in Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and other parts of the South on Thursday afternoon, according to PowerOutage.us.

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Astronomers discover smallest rogue planet in the galaxy

Free-floating or "rogue" planets don't orbit stars, and are notoriously hard to detect. One of the Kepler mission's primary goals is to determine the frequency of habitablezone rocky planets around Sun-like stars. They call this event 'the most extreme short-timescale microlens discovered to date'. "We can rule out the planet having a star within about eight astronomical units".


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