New images of Betelgeuse’s dimming surface reveal the star’s changing shape, puzzling astronomers

Astronomers have observed the ever dimming surface of Betelguese with the aid of the ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT). The stunning new images they have captured not only reveal the star’s unprecedented dimming but also that the red supergiant in the constellation of Orion is changing shape. Betelgeuse began to noticeably dim in late 2019, with the red supergiant’s estimated drop in brightness currently at around 36% of its normal output. This is a change so extreme it is noticeable with the nak...
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UFO sightings: Why Mount Shasta is the new Roswell

Unusual UFO-shaped formations were observed in the skies over Mount Shasta.These were actually lenticular clouds that often look like lenses or flying saucers.This volcano peak in California has long been the subject of conspiracy theories. Mount Shasta in California has become a nexus of conspiracy theories and unusual events. The latest viral sensation from the area has been a UFO-shaped object that appeared in the skies above the potentially active volcano peak of 14,179 feet on the mornin...
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Recruitment of Scientist and JRF in NE-SAC 2020

Recruitment of Scientist and JRF in NE-SAC 2020 North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), Umiam (Meghalaya), a Research & Development Organisation functioning under the Department of Space, invites online application from young, dynamic and dedicated candidates for filling-up following Sarkari Naukri vacancy posts of Research Scientist and Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
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Brave InSight Lander doing its best to free stuck heat probe from Martian soil

NASA engineers have a plan to get the stuck probe moving by using the scoop on the lander's robotic arm.
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Faint Cats

Two faint cats pad across the eastern evening sky: Lynx and Leo Minor, the little lion. Leo Minor abuts Leo, the big lion, with Lynx above Leo Minor. Lynx was named not for its resemblance to the cat, but because you need the eyes of a lynx to see its stars.
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NASA Reveals Startling Images From Antarctica’s ‘Hottest Days On Record’

Aerial views of Antarctica's Eagle Island show the dramatic melting that took place during a major February heatwave.
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NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is taking a two-week vacation

A rare step that’s been done only twice in the orbiter's 15 years of flight
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The Snake’s Head

Five stars in a dark region of the sky were all named Minazal, which means “belonging to the uninhabited spot.” At the time they were named, they didn’t belong to any constellation. On modern charts, they form the head of Hydra, the water snake.
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Here's your chance to design equipment for NASA's proposed Venus rover and win $15,000

NASA wants your help creating new technology for a challenging mission to Venus, a "hellish" planet with a surface temperature in excess of 840 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Turns out Jupiter has far more water in its atmosphere than we thought

New results update findings from the last mission to investigate Jupiter's atmosphere, Galileo back in 1995.
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Looking at the sea, then the sky

NASA picking the brains of oceanographers in its search for oceans.
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