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ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope, World’s Biggest Yet, Starts Construction In Chile – International Business Times

ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope, World’s Biggest Yet, Starts Construction In Chile – International Business Times

After 12 years of planning and consultations, work on the world’s largest telescope yet began Friday in northern Chile. The European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), with a main mirror measuring 39 meters (almost 128 feet), is expected to start functioning in 2024. The 85-meter rotating dome that will house the ELT is […]

Blue whale that washed ashore in northern Calif. has been spotted dozens of times before – CBS News

Blue whale that washed ashore in northern Calif. has been spotted dozens of times before – CBS News

BOLINAS, Calif. — The body of an endangered, 79-foot-long blue whale that washed ashore in Marin County, California, had injuries consistent with being struck by a ship, according to an expert from the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CBS San Francisco reports. “We found several broken ribs and, when that happens, we also want to […]

Highest aviation alert level issued after Alaskan volcano erupts – wtkr.com

A volcanic eruption Sunday prompted the temporary raising of the highest aviation alert, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) said Sunday. The event, which took place on Alaska’s Bogoslof Island, part of the Aleutian island chain, caused the issuance of a code “red” aviation alert, which was subsequently downgraded to “orange.” The cloud from the eruption […]

[ May 28, 2017 ] Falcon 9 rocket fires engines in hold-down test for station resupply launch Falcon 9 – Spaceflight Now

[ May 28, 2017 ] Falcon 9 rocket fires engines in hold-down test for station resupply launch Falcon 9 – Spaceflight Now

Updated at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT) with details on wildfire. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket rocket fires its nine Merlin 1D engines Sunday. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX ran through countdown and fueling procedures with a Falcon 9 rocket at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, culminating in ignition of the booster’s nine first stage […]

Construction begins on world’s largest telescope in Chilean desert – Reuters

ATACAMA DESERT, Chile Construction began in Chile on Friday on the European Extremely Large Telescope, which when completed will be the world’s largest optical telescope, some five times larger than the top observing instruments in use today. The size of the ELT has the potential to transform our understanding of the universe, say its backers, […]

Blue Whale On Northern California Beach Likely Struck By Ship – HuffPost

The female whale, 79 feet long, washed ashore Friday at Agate Beach in Bolilnas, about 13 miles north of San Francisco. Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito and San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences conducted a necropsy on site Saturday and took blood and tissue samples. Blue Whale On Northern California Beach Likely […]

Snakes can actually hunt in packs – Popular Science

The world is a scary place without knowing that snakes hunt in packs. But one biologist in Cuba just couldn’t leave well enough alone, so he proved for the first time ever that reptiles don’t just hunt near each other, they hunt with each other. Snakes are not social creatures. They don’t live in packs […]

What happens if the US withdraws from the Paris climate change agreement? – CBS News

What happens if the US withdraws from the Paris climate change agreement? – CBS News

WASHINGTON — Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That’s because America contributes so much to rising temperatures.  President Donald Trump, who once proclaimed global warming a Chinese hoax, said in a tweet Saturday that he […]

An ‘Edgy’ Suggestion on Where to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse – Space.com

On Aug. 21, many Americans won’t even have to leave their homes to see one of the rarest, most beautiful and most exciting of nature’s sky events: a total eclipse of the sun. For the first time since 1918, the dark shadow of the moon — the umbra — will sweep across the contiguous […]

Wait, what? Scientist discovers snakes that hunt in packs – FOX31 Denver

Photo credit: CNN Photo credit: CNN A scientist from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has discovered that a species of snake, the Cuban boa, hunts in groups, and through teamwork improve their chances of catching prey. It’s the first time that reptiles have been observed to have been involved in “coordinated hunting,” where individual animals […]

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