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The Cone Nebula

 

A spectacular cosmic Christmas tree? Actually, it’s the Cone Nebula, seven light years tall. The origin of this amazing geometric object remains a mystery. The upper 2.5 light-years of the nebula, equals 23 million round trips to the moon. The Cone Nebula resides 2,500 light-years away in the constellation Monoceros.

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Planet Earth Report –“The Man with Two Sets of DNA to Radio Silence for Alien Hunters”

 

Earth from ISS

 

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

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Planet Earth Report –“Earth is Getting Bigger to Greenland’s Vanishing Lakes”

 

Earth from ISS

 

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

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“Magic Islands” –Titan’s Very Weird Lakes

 

Lakes of Saturn's Titan

 

“The more we learn about Titan, the more we learn that we can’t ignore the lakes,” said Kendra Farnsworth, a planetary scientist at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and lead author of the new study that explains how bubbles erupt in frigid hydrocarbon lakes on Saturn’s largest moon Titan made up of methane and ethane, potentially creating fizz violent enough to form unusual geologic features.

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The Galaxy Report –“Astronaut’s Map for Saturn’s Titan to New Search for Extraterrestrials”

 

ESO Observatories Chile

 

Today’s “Galaxy Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our knowledge of the Milky Way and Universe beyond.

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Solar Sleuths Solve 60-Year-Old Mystery of Sun’s Magnetic Waves

Sun's Chromosphere

 

“This new research opens the door to providing a new understanding of the mystery surrounding the Sun’s magnetic waves. This is a crucial step towards explaining the coronal heating problem—where the temperature a few thousand kilometers from the surface—is hotter than the heat source itself,” said Dr. Ben Snow, from the University of Exeter and a co-author of a new study that led to the ground-breaking discovery of why the Sun’s magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its surface, which could help to solve the mystery of how the corona of the Sun maintains its multi-million degree temperatures.

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