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From SPACE.com: " Huge Solar Storm of 2012 Would Have Sparked Calamity on Earth"

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July 29, 2014
Elizabeth Howell

If a huge solar eruption in 2012 had hit the Earth, the effects would have been so devastating that we’d still be recovering two years later, scientists working on several new studies conclude. 654 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Microbe's Innovation May Have Started Largest Extinction Event on Earth"

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July 27, 2014
Michael Schirber, Astrobiology Magazine

The environment can produce sudden shocks to the life of our planet through impacting space rocks, erupting volcanoes and other events. 1,727 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Newfound Alien Planet Has Longest Year Known for Transiting World"

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July 22, 2014
Mike Wall, Senior Writer

A newfound alien planet is one for the record books.

The alien planet Kepler-421b — which crosses the face of, or transits, its host star from Earth’s perspective — takes 704 Earth days to complete one orbit, and thus has the longest year known for any transiting alien world, researchers said. 543 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Mount Wilson Observatory: Facts & Discoveries"

July 18, 2014
Elizabeth Howell

Mount Wilson Observatory is a Los Angeles-area facility with several telescopes open to astronomers and the public. Located on a mountaintop at an altitude of more than 5,000 feet (1,524 meters), the observatory has been a useful location over the decades for measurements on stars, galaxies and other astronomical objects. 1,095 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Betelgeuse: The Eventual Supernova"

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July 18, 2013
Elizabeth Howell

Betelgeuse is a star nearing the end of its life. Because it is creating heavier and heavier elements in its core that could be used for stars after it dies, a NASA story once dubbed… 493 more words

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From SPACE.com: "The Hunt for Exoplanets Heats Up"

July 16, 2014
Kelen Tuttle, The Kavli Foundation

It’s a time of amazing discovery in the hunt for planets in other solar systems. Over the past six months, more than 700… 667 more words

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