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Consumers Worry, Countries Fumble in Addressing Global Plastic Use

Orb Media examines four aspects of the plastic problem: marine waste, microplastics, chemicals, and recycling

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Comet 46P/Wirtanen: The Brightest Comet of 2018

  Comet 46P/Wirtanen is due to closely sweep passed the sun on December 12, 2018 and then pass the Earth on December 16. 46P/Wirtanen is a small short-period comet that was discovered photographically on January 17, 1948, by the American astronomer Carl A. Wirtanen at the Lick Observatory.The comet has a current orbital period of 5.4 years. On December 16, 2018 the comet will pass Earth at…

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2018 Geminids Coming Soon

  It’s December and it’s time for another Geminid Meteor Shower. Caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, the Geminids are thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a “rock comet” orbit. This would make the Geminids, together with the Quadrantids, the only major meteor showers not originating from a comet. This shower favors the Northern Hemisphere, but will be visible from the Southern Hemisphere as well….

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SETI Searched for Artificial Emissions from ‘Oumuamua

SETI wanted to address the mystery surrounding “Oumuamua, the first interstellar visitor that we’ve detected moving through our solar system keep getting deeper and deeper… What is it? An asteroid, a comet… a derelict alien spacecraft? Using the Allen Telescope Array (ATA), scientist at SETI decided to observe ‘Oumuamua when it was about 170 million miles away to see if…

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InSight Mars Landing Coverage

  Mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have completed the final adjustments for landing NASA’s InSight spacecraft on Mars. Atmospheric entry is expected around 11:47 a.m. PST (2:47 p.m. EST) and touchdown, about seven minutes later. Watch live commentary at https://www.nasa.gov/live   Rod WashingtonRod is a blogger, writer, filmmaker, photographer, daydreamer who likes to cook. Rod produces…

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Merrell Launches its Most Sustainable Collection to Date

Merrell is proud to announce the next step in its sustainability efforts: the introduction of the Gridway Collection. All shoes in the Gridway Collection are made from recycled materials wherever possible and are built with a singular intent: to last. The Gridway Collection is complete with knit uppers and laces made from 100% recycled materials. Additionally, the Gridway has 50%…

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