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Female Brazilian Surfer Rides Record-Breaking Wave in Portugal

September 30, 2020

A professional surfer named Maya Gabeira surfed the year’s biggest wave, “The New York Times” reported. Nearly 75 feet high, it was the highest wave ever surfed by a woman and the highest wave surfed over the 2019-2020 season in general. Ocean waves are measured by distance, time, and speed. […]

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Interactive Map Tracks Any Location on Earth to 750 Million Years Ago

September 11, 2020

A web tool can show where your house was before 750 million years of continental drift, Science Alert reported. The interactive tool, called Ancient Earth Globe, makes use of a slider bar to show how Earth’s major plates shifted together and apart since prehistoric times. Drift divides continents. […]

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Seven Billion-Year-Old Signal from Merging Black Holes Reaches Earth

September 10, 2020

Tlack holes that merged seven billion years ago produced a shockwave and its signal just reached Earth, BBC News reported. The energy released during their collision was picked up by laser detectors in the United States and Italy in May 2019. Gravitational waves are detected with laser technology. […]

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Sunny Days Cause Air Pollution to Release from Streets

September 8, 2020

Yale researchers have discovered heat causes air pollution to rise from asphalt, “EurekAlert” reported Wednesday. They tested chemical compound emissions from asphalt at different temperatures and amounts of solar radiation to come to their conclusion. Asphalt is popular for paving roads partly because it’s highly recyclable. […]

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Astronomy Report Says Private Satellites Will Diminish Night Sky

September 5, 2020

A new report published by NOIRLabs says SpaceX and OneWeb will cause problems for the night sky. The Elon Musk-owned space program launched 60 satellites in May 2019. Several computer simulations projecting their orbits show that they may crowd the sky, diminishing Earth-based astronomy. Many factors affect stargazing already. […]

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