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We have just discovered a burned planet that has survived its Sun MNN

Astronomers have discovered something extraordinary through the hazy glow of a dark white dwarf star 410 light-years from Earth. A planet orbiting this dead star has evidently survived the catastrophic implosion that claimed the life of the sun. It's just the second corpse ever to orbit a perished star, reports The Washington Post. The planet did not escape unscathed; It's …

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The last photo from Opportunity is a bittersweet travel log from Mars | MNN

On June 10, 2018, a dust storm swept across Mars and covered NASA's Opportunity Rover. The rover fell silent to survive the storm, but after eight months of trying to "revive" the rover, NASA Opportunity declared dead on February 13, 2019. But before Opportunity shut down, she had completed the last marpanorama. The shot, a 360-degree view of the surface …

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The Super Blood Moon Eclipse comes MNN

If you're someone whose moonlight is a bit red, you probably have A.) Never approached this on a first date, and B.) had circled January 21 for some time on your calendar. This evening, Skywatchers in North and South America are confronted with a rare lunar eclipse that coincides with a supermond. As a whole, the lunar surface appears in …

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What's up with the bizarre behavior of the skull collector? | MNN

For all its beauty, nature also has a pathological impression. In Florida, for example, there is an ant that collects the skulls of other ants and decorates their nests, reports Phys.org. "Add a skull-collecting ant to the list of strange creatures in Florida," said Adrian Smith, a scientist at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina State …

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The small arms of T. rex may have been useful MNN

The Tyrannosaurus Rex was considered one of the most formidable carnivores of its time. While the debate rages on whether it's a sheer predator or a scavenger, we can all agree that T. rex looks like he knows how to eat a meal. From his wild appearance, however, were a few small, two-digit claws. They looked as if they belonged …

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Why catch and release is tough on fish | MNN

There is a long-standing debate about whether or not catch and release is human. Anglers say it's a harmless way to enjoy the sport while still conserving at-risk species. Animal rights activists counter that it's cruel. A hook pierces a fish's mouth when it goes in and out as it's taken back out. Yes, the fish is released, but is …

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Scientist warns that particle accelerator experiments could make Earth implode | MNN

Ever since scientists have built massive particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider, there have been some warnings about what might happen. None of those doom and gloom scenarios have come true … not yet anyway. According to astronomer Martin Rees, however, it may only be a matter of time before catastrophe strikes, reports The Telegraph. In his new book, …

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