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Hubble finds water vapor around Jupiter’s moon Ganymede
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Hubble finds water vapor around Jupiter’s moon Ganymede

The Hubble Space Telescope has spied evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere around Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, the largest moon in our solar system. The water vapor forms as the icy surface of the moon turns from a solid to a gas, a process called sublimation. Astronomers uncovered this water vapor while using a combination…MORE

July 27 Tokyo 2020 Olympics news and results

July 27 Tokyo 2020 Olympics news and results

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Largest known comet is heading close enough to us to become visible
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Largest known comet is heading close enough to us to become visible

Astronomers have discovered the largest known comet, and it’s about a thousand times more massive than others. Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein, so named because it was found by University of Pennsylvania department of physics and astronomy graduate student Pedro Bernardinelli and Professor Gary Bernstein, is between 62 to 124 miles (100 to 200 kilometers) across. The team…MORE

Meteor lights up the night in Norway

Meteor lights up the night in Norway

An “unusually large” meteor illuminated the night sky over southern Scandinavia early Sunday morning before at least some of it came rumbling down near Oslo, the capital of Norway. The meteor “lit up the sky for a brief time as if broad daylight,” just after 1 a.m., Steinar Midtskogen, a spokesperson for the Norwegian Meteor…MORE

Secrets of Mars’ core revealed for the first time
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Secrets of Mars’ core revealed for the first time

Have you ever spotted another planet in the sky? It’s a celestial thrill without compare. The first time I spied Mars, it appeared like a red star among a sea of glittering white ones. It was a mind-blowing moment, as I thought about the many spacecraft that humans have sent across millions of miles to…MORE

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