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CASSINI PLUNGES, iPhone X, and Equifax Debacle: Weekend WrapUp

CASSINI’S FINAL PLUNGE NASA’s Cassini spacecraft took its final bow before taking a plunge into Saturn on Friday, September 15, 2017, ending a thrilling 13 years of exploration and the tour of the ringed planet. Telemetry received during the plunge indicates that, as expected, Cassini entered Saturn’s atmosphere with its thrusters firing to maintain stability, as it sent back a…

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Irma’s Effect on the Caribbean

The following is from a report from the NASA Earth Observatory. Hurricane Irma churned across the Atlantic Ocean in September 2017, battering several Caribbean islands before moving on to the Florida Keys and the U.S. mainland. As the clouds cleared over places like the Virgin Islands, the destruction became obvious even from space. These natural-color images, captured by the Operational…

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Openings in Antarctic Sea Ice

According to a new analysis of climate models by an international team of researchers, heat escaping from the ocean through polynyas or openings in sea ice – influences sea and atmospheric temperatures and wind patterns around the globe – even rainfall around the tropics. Check out this Article from Earksy.org: http://earthsky.org/earth/openings-in-antarctic-sea-ice-influence-global-climate?mc_cid=21722f1550&mc_eid=36fb49e54a    

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Water on TRAPPIST 1 Planets?

Planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system An international team of astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to estimate whether there might be water on the seven earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby dwarf star TRAPPIST-1. The results suggest that the outer planets of the system might still harbor substantial amounts of water. This includes the three planets within the habitable zone of…

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Two Moons of Florence

Asteroid 3122 Florence passed by our planet yesterday, the biggest near-Earth object to pass us so close in about a century. Astronomers at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex tracked 2.8 mile wide Florence by using RADAR between August 29th and September 1… and to their surprise they found that there are two moons in orbit around the asteroid. The pair…

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