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Super-Earths are more common and more habitable than Earth. Astronomers find more than billions there.

Astronomers believe the most likely place to find life in the galaxy is on super-Earths, like Kepler-69c, seen in this artist’s rendering. (Image credit: NASA Ames/JPL-CalTech) This article was originally published on The conversation. (opens in a new tab) The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Editorials and Perspectives. Astronomers now routinely discover …

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Diamond Electric

Researchers discover a ‘diamond factory’ deep within the Earth

Scientists have discovered that there is much more carbon in the mantle than expected. Researchers find rust and diamonds at Earth’s core-mantle boundary. On the Earth’s surface, steel rusts due to water and air. But what about deep inside the Earth? The largest store of carbon on Earth is the Earth’s core, where 90% of …

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Scientists are bringing the fusion energy that lights up the sun and stars closer to reality on Earth

Scientists are bringing the fusion energy that lights up the sun and stars closer to reality on Earth

Physicist Min-Gu Yoo with slides of his paper in the background. Credit: Elle Starkman/PPPL Office of Communications; Collage by Kiran Sudarsanan Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have proposed the source of the sudden and puzzling heat collapse that precedes disturbances that could damage shaped tokamak fusion facilities. …

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New images reveal moment of DART asteroid impact captured by Italian satellite |  CNN

New images reveal moment of DART asteroid impact captured by Italian satellite | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — History was made on Monday evening when NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft successfully crashed into the asteroid Dimorphos. DART’s camera shared spectacular images of the asteroid’s surface before it crashed. Now new …

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The underwater Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha

50 Million Tons Of Water Vapor From Tonga Eruption Could Warm Earth For Years

More than eight months after the underwater volcano erupted near Tonga on January 14, scientists are still analyzing the impacts of the violent outburst and finding it could be warming the planet. Recently, researchers calculated that the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apa eruption spewed 50 million tonnes (45 million metric tons) of water vapor into the Earth’s …

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An illustration of the night sky on Sept. 26 showing Jupiter at opposition.

See Jupiter shine on its closest approach to Earth since 1963 on Monday (September 26)

Jupiter will be directly opposite the sun as seen from Earth on Monday, September 26, allowing skywatchers to see the largest planet in the solar system in incredible detail during an event known as opposition. During opposition, Jupiter, Earth, and the sun are aligned in such a way that both planets are on the same …

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A plume of volcanic explosion from the Hunga Tonga eruption in January 2022.

The 50 million tonnes of water vapor from the Tonga eruption could warm the Earth for months

More than eight months after the underwater volcano erupted near Tonga on January 14, scientists are still analyzing the impacts of the violent outburst and finding it could be warming the planet. Recently, researchers calculated that the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apa eruption spewed 50 million tons (45 million metric tons) of water vapor into the atmosphere, …

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A plume of volcanic explosion from the Hunga Tonga eruption in January 2022.

The 50 million tonnes of water vapor from the Tonga eruption could warm the Earth for months

More than eight months after the underwater volcano erupted near Tonga on January 14, scientists are still analyzing the impacts of the violent outburst and finding it could be warming the planet. Recently, researchers calculated that the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apa eruption spewed 50 million tons (45 million metric tons) of water vapor into the atmosphere, …

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The underwater Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha

50 Million Tons Of Water Vapor From Tonga Eruption Could Warm Earth For Years

More than eight months after the underwater volcano erupted near Tonga on January 14, scientists are still analyzing the impacts of the violent outburst and finding it could be warming the planet. Recently, researchers calculated that the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apa eruption spewed 50 million tons (45 million metric tons) of water vapor into the atmosphere, …

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A photograph of Jupiter in the night sky.

See Jupiter at its best in the night sky as it nears the closest point to Earth since 1963

For the past few nights, there has been a bright light that drew attention to itself low in the eastern sky around 7:30 p.m. local time. It shines with a constant silvery glow and a few hours later, when it has climbed noticeably higher in the east-southeast part of the sky, it seems to command …

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