Calls to reform the Endangered Species Act, the keystone legislation in species protection, have been gaining traction lately. One of these recent calls was from the House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources Endangered Species Act (ESA) Working Group which came out with a report in early February. 1,185 more words
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DISTANT GLOBULAR STAR CLUSTER NGC 7006
Image Credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. CLICK photo for larger size and see below for information and links.
Often ignored by amateur astronomers due to its low surface brightness and mild size; globular star cluster NGC 7006 comes to life when viewed with the iconic Hubble Space Telescope. 289 more words
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the never-before-seen break-up of an asteroid, which has fragmented into as many as ten smaller pieces. Although fragile comet nuclei have been seen to fall apart as they approach the Sun, nothing like the breakup of this asteroid, P/2013 R3, has ever been observed before in the asteroid belt. 692 more words