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Asteroid the size of a small island to fly past Earth this Friday

Designated 7335 (1989 JA), this large asteroid is estimated to be around 1.8 kilometers wide. For context, Plum Island, the small island off the coast of New York, is around 1.6 kilometers wide.

22/05/2022

Dolphins may treat their skin by rubbing against corals - study

"It was clear that the dolphins knew exactly which coral they wanted to use...‘There must be a reason,’" said a lead author of a recent study.

Astronauts may be able to drink water from volcanoes on the moon - study

Volcanoes may have deposited sheets of ice on the lunar surface, according to new research.

Wow! Signal: Origin of possible alien signal narrowed down - study

Detected in 1977, the Wow! Signal is the strongest candidate for a genuine alien transmission, but where did it come from? This study may have the answer.

20/05/2022

Over 1,000 new asteroids found using Hubble archival data - study

It is estimated that there are well over 1.1 million asteroids in the solar system. However, there are issues with detecting many of them.

18/05/2022
Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentinian Patagonia. Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau, Alaska.

Brain size a huge factor in surviving the Ice Age, TAU study finds

Researchers at TAU and from Italy found that a large brain in large animals meant relatively high intelligence, which helped them adapt and avoid hunters.

AT LEAST eight types of Jellyfish populate Israeli waters, most of which don’t sting

New study discovers where Israel's jellyfish come from

A University of Haifa study found that Israel's jellyfish come from the beaches opposite the eastern side of the Nile Delta.

Total lunar eclipse: What it is and how can you watch it

Also known as a Blood Moon for the reddish-orangish color, the total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon and Sun are on opposite sides of the Earth.

Large asteroid bigger than London Bridge to pass Earth

Asteroid 388945 (2008 TZ3) is heading in our direction at 8.22 kilometers per second and will pass us by at a distance of over 5.7 million kilometers.

15/05/2022

'Potentially hazardous' asteroid safely passed by Earth

Designated 467460 (2006 JF42), the skyscraper-sized asteroid was almost certainly never going to hit, so why did NASA warn that it was potentially hazardous?

15/05/2022
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