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Everything you need to know about the solar eclipse in 2020 – Surrey Live

An annular solar eclipse is coming with the moon blocking most of the sun aside from a spectacular ring of fire around the edge – so when are the next eclipses we can watch?

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Milky Way is being ‘twisted and deformed’ after a collision with another galaxy, scientists say – The Independent

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The Milky Way has been left disturbed by a collision with another, smaller galaxy, scientists say.
Some 700 million years ago relatively recent, by the standards of the universe the Milky Way suffered a crash that has left a long-lasting mark on its shape, scientists say. The discovery changes our understanding of the evolution of our galaxy and its history, they claim.
For a long time, our Milky Way has been viewed as relatively static, or has fallen into an equilibrium. Instead, it is undergoing…

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MOXIE Could Help Future Rockets Launch Off Mars – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program – NASA Mars Exploration

NASA’s Perseverance rover carries a device to convert Martian air into oxygen that, if produced on a larger scale, could be used not just for breathing, but also…

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NASA’s Perseverance rover carries a device to convert Martian air into oxygen that, if produced on a larger scale, could be used not just for breathing, but also for fuel.
One of the hardest things about sending astronauts to Mars will be getting them home. Launching a rocket off the surface of the Red Planet will require industrial quantities of oxygen, a crucial part of propellant: A crew of four would need about 55,000 pounds (25 metric tons) of it to produce thrust from 15,000 pounds (7 metric…

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Eulogy To Arecibo: With Demise Of A Unique Scientific Facility, Who Will Carry The Torch? – Hackaday

Few telescopes will get an emotional response from the general public when it is ultimately announced that they will be decommissioned. In the case of the Arecibo…

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Few telescopes will get an emotional response from the general public when it is ultimately announced that they will be decommissioned. In the case of the Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, the past months has seen not only astronomers but also countless people across the world wait with bated breath after initial reports of damage to the radio telescope’s gigantic dish.
When the National Science Foundation announced that they would be decommissioning the telescope, there was an understandable…

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