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Climate Change Happening Faster Than Expected

Earth could blow past a dangerous temperature threshold in less than a decade

A dynamic in Earth’s climate system called the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation has been in a cool phase, but new research suggests it may shift into a warm phase, which could provide a boost to global temperature rise.

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Not-So-Super (New) Moon Coming Next Week

The moon will make its closest pass to Earth of the year next week, but there will be no bright, full “supermoon” to look for.

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'Alien' Horror: 9 Terrifying Extraterrestrials from the 'Alien' Movies

From facehuggers to chestbursters, here are the creepiest creatures from the “Alien” movies.

Extraterrestrial Terror of ‘Alien’

Since the first slimy Xenomorph burst from the chest of Officer Kane in the 1979 original “Alien” movie, several other versions of the extraterrestrial monster have terrorized space travelers – read more at the link below…

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'Alien' Horror: 9 Terrifying Extraterrestrials from the 'Alien' Movies

From facehuggers to chestbursters, here are the creepiest creatures from the “Alien” movies.   via Space.com

Space.com:  ‘Alien’ Horror: 9 Terrifying Extraterrestrials from the ‘Alien’ Movies

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Best Night Sky Events of May 2017 (Stargazing Maps)

See what’s up in the night sky for May 2017, including stargazing events and the moon’s phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software. 9 more words

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Google Doodle Celebrates Cassini Spacecraft

INTRODUCTION

This morning when I opened up my gmail I noticed an interesting little graphic in the bottom right corner of my screen. I followed up on it, and the results are below… 67 more words

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The Andromeda Galaxy Could Be Buzzing With Dark Matte

Roughly 80 percent of the mass of the universe is made up of material that scientists cannot directly observe. Known as dark matter, this bizarre ingredient does not emit light or energy. 583 more words

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