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How black holes can spaghettify stars that fall too close – Mashable

Spaghetti never sounded so deadly.

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Spaghettification sounds like a particularly unpleasant thing to happen to pretty much anything that isn’t a lump of pasta dough. Now imagine it happening to a star.
Thats precisely what astronomers around the world observed over a six-month period when a black hole stretched and ripped apart a star that was sucked into its intense gravitational grasp at a distance of 215 million light years from Earth, as detailed in an Oct. 12 study
published through the Royal Astronomical Society. It was t…

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For The First Time, Astronomers See Plumes of Sulfur Dioxide From The Volcanoes of Io – ScienceAlert

For the first time, astronomers have seen clear evidence of plumes of toxic volcanic gas erupting forth from the volcanoes of Io.

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For the first time, astronomers have seen clear evidence of plumes of toxic volcanic gas erupting forth from the volcanoes of Io.
New radio images of the Jovian moon have finally provided some answers to long-standing questions about its atmosphere.
Io is the most volcanic place in the Solar System. More than 400 active volcanoes speckle its surface, the manifestation of the moon’s internal stress as it is gravitationally tugged in different directions not just by Jupiter but by the planet’s other…

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This white color could reduce the need for air conditioning by… – AlKhaleej Today

This white color could reduce the need for air conditioning by…

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23 October 2020 (Nanowerk News) What if paint could cool a building down enough that air conditioning is not needed? Purdue University engineers developed white paint that keeps surfaces up to 18 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than their surroundings? almost like a refrigerator, but without using any energy. According to the researchers, the color would replace the need for air conditioning by absorbing almost no solar energy and directing heat away from the building. Without the building heating up,…

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Asteroid Bennu: Successful Touchdown, But Sample Return Mission Has Only Just Begun – Gizmodo Australia

Relief showed clearly on the faces of the team of NASA scientists and engineers as they were told: “Touchdown is complete”. Then applause a few seconds later for…

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Relief showed clearly on the faces of the team of NASA scientists and engineers as they were told: Touchdown is complete. Then applause a few seconds later for back away burn complete. The most hazardous part of the mission was over and seemingly successful, although we will have to wait for a few more days to hear the scale of the success.
OSIRIS-REx (for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer)) was launched in September 2016, arriving at its target…

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