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Landslide in Alaska could lead to ‘mega-tsunami’ within a year, warn scientists
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Landslide in Alaska could lead to ‘mega-tsunami’ within a year, warn scientists

To comment upon the impact the tsunami might leave, experts cited examples of landslide-induced tsunamis in the past in Alaska and Greenland.

Mars shines extra bright on 13 Oct as it enters 'opposition', to remain bright for weeks
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Mars shines extra bright on 13 Oct as it enters 'opposition', to remain bright for weeks

Mars in opposition means it will be visible all night, starting in the east after sunset, before disappearing into the western horizon around sunrise.

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster, Starman make their first close approach of Mars
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Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster, Starman make their first close approach of Mars

An astronomer went on to give a detailed explanation of the close approach on social media.

Earth to get a mini-moon in November: NASA expert IDs mystery object as old rocket
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Earth to get a mini-moon in November: NASA expert IDs mystery object as old rocket

The object appears to be an old rocket from a failed moon-landing mission decades ago, finally making its way back to Earth.

Bits of Venus from ancient asteroid collisions may be hidden under the moon's surface
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Bits of Venus from ancient asteroid collisions may be hidden under the moon's surface

Venus is thought to have had an Earth-like atmosphere, but experienced runaway greenhouse effect, resulting in its current climate.

Scientists find two dozen ‘superhabitable’ exoplanets located over 100 light-years away
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Scientists find two dozen ‘superhabitable’ exoplanets located over 100 light-years away

Looking among the 4,500 known exoplanets, 24 planets were shortlisted that ranged from anywhere between five billion years and eight billion years old.

Climate change reference curve spanning 66 mn years made using ocean sediments
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Climate change reference curve spanning 66 mn years made using ocean sediments

The reconstruction and analysis show that Earth's climate can be grouped into discrete states, based on changing greenhouse gas levels and growth of polar ice sheets.

In David Attenborough's warning about the Earth's future, a lesson for liberals who have failed to unite for the planet's cause
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In David Attenborough's warning about the Earth's future, a lesson for liberals who have failed to unite for the planet's cause

The ability of some types of stories, such as those rooted in religion and nationalism to unite large numbers of people, has outstripped the ability of other stories, which are rooted in ideas of equality and emancipation, to bring people together.

Star cluster feeding the black hole in our Milky Way has gobbled up a dwarf galaxy: Study
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Star cluster feeding the black hole in our Milky Way has gobbled up a dwarf galaxy: Study

Some nuclear star clusters in our galaxy must have been formed from objects falling into black holes, the research suggests.

Earth’s new mini moon might be space junk that was made in the 1960s
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Earth’s new mini moon might be space junk that was made in the 1960s

Astronomers using the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona first detected the object, saying it could be a possible mini-moon and named it 2020 SO.

As Sun enters 'solar cycle 25', experts foresee below-average solar activity till July 2021
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As Sun enters 'solar cycle 25', experts foresee below-average solar activity till July 2021

This period of space weather can have some wide-ranging implications for technology on Earth as well as astronaut safety.

Tidal heating explains why Jupiter’s moons are far hotter than researchers expect, study claims
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Tidal heating explains why Jupiter’s moons are far hotter than researchers expect, study claims

Jupiter has nearly 80 moons, including Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, which are the four largest.

Asteroid wider than a pair of football fields to fly by Earth at a fair distance on 14 September
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Asteroid wider than a pair of football fields to fly by Earth at a fair distance on 14 September

The near-earth object with its massive size and close proximity, however, has no chance of hitting our homeworld, assured NASA.

Wildlife plummeted by two-thirds in 50 years, risk of pandemics to climb with further habitat loss: Living Planet Index
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Wildlife plummeted by two-thirds in 50 years, risk of pandemics to climb with further habitat loss: Living Planet Index

Rates of biodiversity recovery are typically much slower than those of recent biodiversity loss, a study author highlighted.

Map of ancient Earth shows where your hometown was hundreds of millions of years ago
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Map of ancient Earth shows where your hometown was hundreds of millions of years ago

Every significant time point also shows information on key developments during that period.

Scientists simulated the Earth’s inner core, found that it might be only 1 billion years old
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Scientists simulated the Earth’s inner core, found that it might be only 1 billion years old

Earlier studies have set the core at varying ages — from being 4.5 billion years old to a mere 565 million years old.

Certain bacteria can clump up, survive harsh conditions of space for many years, study suggests
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Certain bacteria can clump up, survive harsh conditions of space for many years, study suggests

Cell pellets of Deinococcus thicker than 0.5 mm can survive 15 to 45 years of UV radiation on the ISS, and 48 years in space, researchers said.

Scientists identify 50 new planets from old NASA data using artificial intelligence for the first time
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Scientists identify 50 new planets from old NASA data using artificial intelligence for the first time

These planets range from worlds as large as Neptune to those smaller than Earth and with orbits that range from as long as 200 days to as little as a single day.

Global warming has caused 28 trillion tonnes of ice to disappear from the Earth's surface since 1994
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Global warming has caused 28 trillion tonnes of ice to disappear from the Earth's surface since 1994

Researchers warn that as the ice melts, the dark soil underneath will absorb heat and the earth’s surface won't be able to reflect back the same amount of solar radiation.