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Causes of global warming: How scientists know that humans are responsible – Yale Climate Connections

Hurricane Dorian as seen from the International Space Station on Monday, September 2, 2019. (Photo credit: NASA) You likely have heard about global warming in the news, at school or from a friend. And so you probably have questions such…

Will we soon see potentially habitable exoplanets more clearly?

Because stars are so much brighter than their planets, we’ve barely begun to glimpse distant exoplanets, or planets orbiting distant stars. Now a new technology promises to provide better imaging of these potentially habitable exoworlds.

How to explore national parks with virtual tours

“The mountains are calling and I must go,” conservationist John Muir famously wrote in 1873. Many people can relate to feeling beckoned by nature, although for various reasons we can’t always heed the call as quickly as we’d like. Fortunately,…

How to see bright Comet ATLAS

Recently discovered comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) isn’t bright enough to see with the unaided eye … yet. But it’s getting brighter. Will it provide a good show or fizzle out? Click here to learn more.

Sudden Ancient Global Warming Event Traced to Magma Flood – Quanta Magazine

That uplift is a clear sign of the giant pulse of mantle arriving beneath the crust, and differences in the timing of the uplift at different locations told the Birmingham team how fast the subsurface magma “bruise” spread. But to…

Here’s how to see that huge asteroid that’ll safely pass Earth in April

The huge asteroid known as (52768) 1998 OR2 will pass closest on April 29, 2020. Observers peering through telescopes will see it as a slow-moving “star.” Charts, tips – plus how to watch online – here.

Astronomy student discovers 17 alien worlds

While discovering an exoplanet would be a thrill for anyone, astronomy student Michelle Kunimoto is turning it into something of a habit. The University of British Columbia Ph.D. candidate, who previously discovered four exoplanets as an undergrad, is making news…

A second, smaller moon has been hanging around our planet for years

[embedded content] You’ll never guess who the moon brought home! A friend. Yes, the same solitary orb that has inspired countless poems and sighs and country songs about loneliness isn’t alone any more. There’s a tiny sidekick bobbing alongside him….