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Full Snow Moon near star Regulus February 8 and 9

The full moon instant occurs on February 9, 2020, at 7:33 UTC. The moon will appear full to the eye on both February 8 and 9. It’ll be near the star Regulus in Leo. We in North America call the February full moon the Snow Moon or Hunger Moon.

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New thalattosaur species discovered in Southeast Alaska

Scientists have identified a new species of thalattosaur, a marine reptile that lived more than 200 million years ago. The new species, Gunakadeit joseeae, is the most complete thalattosaur ever found in North America and has given paleontologists new insights about the thalattosaurs’ family tree.

Warm water measured below Antarctic glacier

The warm water found flowing under Thwaites Glacier in western Antarctica helps explain its rapid melting. Thwaites is part of what’s described the “weak underbelly” of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Its melting has implications for sea-level rise around the world.

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Why do the Decorah and Decorah North eagles lay eggs in ice and snow?

Why do the Decorah and Decorah North eagles lay eggs in ice and snow? A lot of you – especially those of you who also watch the Florida eagles – are curious about bald eagle egg timing. Wouldn’t it be…

​Why Carolina bays are an enduring mystery

Carolina bays are best described as temporary, isolated freshwater wetlands. This is Banks Lake in Lakeland, Georgia. (Photo: Robert C. Clark) Earth still holds secrets. Among those secrets, what formed the Carolina bays, Earth’s most mysterious landform? People drive by…

Astronomers award 2020 Education Prize to Deborah Byrd

Byrd received the prize from the American Astronomical Society, the largest organization of U.S. astronomers. The prizes are given for outstanding achievements in scientific research, education, scholarly writing, and service to the astronomical community.

8 things you didn't know about wombats

Wombats are marsupials found only in Australia, but the short, stubby-legged animals are rarely held in the same regard as other native animals like koalas and kangaroos. However, these adorable creatures deserve some much-deserved recognition. In honor of these under-appreciated…