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Hidden passage leads explorers to deepest cave Down Under

Explorers abseiled, squeezed and crawled their way through Australia’s deepest cave system on July 30, boldly going where no cavers had gone before and setting a new cave depth record. Cavers from the Southern Tasmanian Caverneers, a speleological organization based in Hobart, Australia, made it through the 1,316-foot-deep (401 meters) cave in Tasmania, an island …

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NASA Investigates Mysterious Objects Perseverance Caught In Sample System

A thread-like structure is visible in this image of the drill chuck. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech, edited by IFLScience NASA’s Perseverance is studying Mars’s Jezero crater delta, the region it flew across interplanetary space for. And while a lot of science is being carried out, Perseverance has encountered some unexpected trash on March, mainly debris from …

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SpaceX’s Starship Super Heavy rocket returns to launch pad (photos)

SpaceX has rolled the latest version of its massive Super Heavy rocket back to the launch pad. The “Booster 7” Super Heavy rocket prototype moved to a launch pad at Starbase, SpaceX‘s South Texas facility, overnight on Friday (Aug. 5) for testing, which is apparently happening today (Aug. 8). You can head over to NASA …

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Scientists Investigate Upside-Down Lightning Bolt That Touched the Edge of Space

On May 14, 2018, a tempest straight from The Twilight Zone rained over Oklahoma. Rather than scatter the Earth with jagged lightning bolts, the shrouds of dense clouds powering this storm spit one 50 miles upward, far enough to graze the ionosphere, or the edge of space. This violent, burst of electricity would soon be …

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Summer’s biggest metor shower to peak this week. It will be a double-header for skywatchers

Stargazers will be treated to a double-header of spectacles this week, as the last meteor shower of the summer shares the sky with the final super moon of the year. The annual Perseid meteor shower will peak this week on the night of Friday, August 12 and pre-dawn on Saturday, August 13. Beloved for its …

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Surprise solar storm bashes Earth, with a second wave predicted for Monday

A solar storm slammed into Earth over the weekend, and it’s possible that another one could strike later on Monday (Aug. 8). Classified as “moderate” by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center (opens in new tab), the G2 geomagnetic storm, which pummeled our planet on Sunday (Aug. 7), was the …

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‘Yoda’ primates sing duets like opera stars

Tiny, monkeylike creatures called tarsiers sing duets together in the style of opera singers — but those who fail to hit the high notes may also flop at attracting mates, scientists recently suggested. With their large, pointed ears and expressive eyes, nocturnal tarsiers carry a striking resemblance to the diminutive Jedi master Yoda from “Star …

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X-rays have been detected from behind a black hole for the first time ever

Such a phenomenon has been theorized to exist before and was explained by the fact that as gas descends into a supermassive black hole, brilliant flares of X-ray emissions are produced — exactly as seen by researchers. black hole. Source : brightstars/iStock Short X-ray flashes were then observed after the flares subsided. These flashes corresponded …

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