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The dwarf planet Orcus

Since the early 2000s, more and more objects have been discovered in the outer solar system that resemble planets. However, until they are officially classified, the terms Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) and Trans-Neptunian Object ...

dateAug 31, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Image: Feathery filaments in Mon R2

Fierce flashes of light ripple through delicate tendrils of gas in this new image, from ESA's Herschel space observatory, which shows the dramatic heart of a large and dense cosmic cloud known as Mon R2. This cloud lies some ...

dateAug 25, 2015 in Astronomy
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GPM sees heavy rain in Hurricane Ignacio

Hurricane Ignacio continued to strengthen as NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core satellite analyzed its rainfall. Ignacio is forecast to move near Hawaii over the weekend of August 29 and 30.

dateAug 28, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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GPM sees energetic Tropical Depression Kilo

Rainfall associated with Tropical Depression Kilo recently dumped heavy rain in some areas of the state of Hawaii.The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite analyzed Kilo's rainfall as it passed overhead ...

dateAug 25, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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