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The freaky “active” object in Jupiter’s orbit is the first of its kind seen by astronomers

Active Trojan asteroid 2019 LD2, observed on June 11, 2019 using LCOGT (Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope) network in Chile.picture:: JD Armstrong / IfA / LCOGT It is neither an asteroid another comet but something between. It is also parked in Jupiter’s orbit, making this object the first of its kind ever discovered. Welcome 2019 LD2, the only active Jupiter …

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Active gunner opens fire at Arizona shopping center and injures three, police say

When the police arrived, the shootout was over and the officers were able to locate the suspect. “Our officials challenged this suspect and were able to safely detain this person,” spokeswoman Glendale Officer Tiffany Ngalula said at a press conference. She said the police had no additional information on the suspect, but the police believed he was the only one …

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The sun experiences a less active phase called the “sun minimum” but does not cause an ice age

And just like us, it goes through phases and changes. Over time, these changes in our star have become more predictable. It is currently less active phase, called a solar minimum. The sun experiences regular 11-year intervals, including energetic activity peaks, followed by lows. During the summit, the sun shows more sun spots and flares. In a solar minimum, the …

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Strange bare spots on the moon may reveal active lunar tectonics

Infrared (top left) and other images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter revealed strange bald spots lacking the ubiquitous dust of the moon. The spots indicate an active tectonic process. Credit: NASA Strange spots near the moon where the bedrock is strikingly exposed testify to seismic activity that started 4.3 billion years ago and could continue today, the researchers say. Researchers …

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Strange bare spots on the moon may reveal active lunar tectonics

Infrared (top left) and other images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter revealed strange bald spots lacking the ubiquitous dust of the moon. The spots indicate an active tectonic process. Credit: NASA Strange spots near the moon where the bedrock is strikingly exposed testify to seismic activity that started 4.3 billion years ago and could continue today, the researchers say. Researchers …

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Study suggests that the sun is less active than similar stars

A new study suggests that the sun appears to experience far fewer changes in brightness and intensity than other stars like this. Researchers reported their investigation of 369 stars last week. They compared everyone to the sun in terms of surface temperature, size and rotation. They found that the other stars were five times brighter on average variability than our …

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The moon can still be geologically active

This website can earn partner commissions through the links on this page. Terms of Use. We could think of the moon as a cold, dead boulder, and that’s usually it. However, a new analysis from Brown University claims that there is evidence of recent tectonic activity on the lunar surface. The team didn’t have to start a new lunar probe …

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