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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

Marsquakes reveal the mysterious interior of the red planet
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Marsquakes reveal the mysterious interior of the red planet

When NASA’s InSight lander touched down on Mars in 2018, the mission team hoped the stationary spacecraft would be able to perform a checkup on the red planet’s interior. Now, InSight and its instruments have exceeded those goals, revealing the mysteries of the Martian crust, mantle and core that have eluded scientists until now. It’s…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

Must-watch videos of the week

NFL GOAT Tom Brady lobs jokes at the White House, a new bride tests her “in sickness and in health” vow at the reception and Olympic athletes TikTok-test their cardboard beds in the athletes’ village (yes, cardboard). These are the must-watch videos of the week. ‘Sleepy Tom’ Brady Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady visited…MORE

Watch the July full ‘buck’ moon illuminate the sky tonight
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Watch the July full ‘buck’ moon illuminate the sky tonight

Lunar lovers, grab a cozy spot outside and set your sights to the southeast to gaze upon July’s full moon, dubbed the “buck” moon, as it rises Friday after sunset. The moon will reach peak illumination at 10:37 p.m. ET Friday, according to NASA. In all its glory, the celestial treat will hang in the…MORE

As the West winds down its ‘war on terror,’ jihadists are filling the vacuum, UN warns
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As the West winds down its ‘war on terror,’ jihadists are filling the vacuum, UN warns

As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the United Nations is warning that the threat from terror groups such as ISIS and al Qaeda is not only resilient, but in many places expanding. A report to the Security Council by the UN monitoring team charged with tracking worldwide jihadi threats, published Thursday, warns that these…MORE

Astronomers spy first moon-forming disk around an exoplanet

Astronomers spy first moon-forming disk around an exoplanet

For the first time, astronomers have found a disk around a Jupiter-like planet outside of our solar system — the kind of disk where moons could actively be forming. The disk, known as a circumplanetary disk, was discovered around an exoplanet known as PDS 70c. It’s one of two massive planets similar to Jupiter that…MORE

Wildfires have erupted across the globe, scorching places that rarely burned before
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Wildfires have erupted across the globe, scorching places that rarely burned before

Yakutsk in Russian Siberia is known as the world’s coldest city. In a place where even an exposed nose during the winter months can cause biting pain, people are accustomed to taking precautions against freezing temperatures, including spending extra time in the morning to dress in many layers. But now the city is blanketed in…MORE

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