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Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrids Following The Solar Eclipse

This story about the Volvo XC60 and the solar eclipse in America was first published on Gas2. On August 21, a fleet of specially equipped Volvo XC60 SUVs will capture the solar eclipse live in 360 degree virtual reality from four locations in the US along the path of totality in stunning 4K VR. Afterwards, it […]

August 5th

Nearest Earth-Like Planet “Only 20 Years Away”

Stephen Hawking, Mark Zuckerberg, and Yuri Milner must be overjoyed with the latest exciting discovery of an Earth-like planet in the Alpha Centauri solar system. Orbiting Proxima Centauri, one of three suns in Alpha Centauri, the newly discovered “Proxima b” is being hailed as the nearest Earth-like planet ever found. Luckily for Hawking and his […]

September 6th

Earth’s New “Mini Moon” Confirmed by NASA JPL

First discovered by University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on April 27, 2016, Earth’s new moon, or “mini moon” has been officially confirmed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Officially named “2016 HO3,” the newly discovered asteroid is dubbed a “mini moon” because it not only orbits the Sun–it orbits Earth, as well. Although NASA […]

July 21st

Beautiful New Image Of Milky Way Released

A beautiful new image of our home Galaxy, the Milky Way, was recently released to celebrate the conclusion of the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy (ATLASGAL) — an effort to map the entire Galactic Plane, as seen from the Southern Hemisphere, at sub-millimeter wavelengths. That is to say, at wavelengths between infrared […]

February 29th

Orionids Meteor Shower Peaks On October 22, 2015

The Orionids meteor shower will be reaching its peak this year on October 22, 2015, in the early morning hours — or, to put it another way, the meteor shower will be peaking late at night on October 21. The Orionids are usually best observed between the hours of around midnight and 4-5 am most […]

October 10th

Draconid Meteor Shower Peaking On Night/Evening Of October 8, 2015

The, usually quite beautiful, Draconids meteor shower is now nearly upon us. The peak of this year’s Draconid meteor shower will be on the night of October 8, 2015 — though the night of October 9, 2015, should also make for a good experience as well. For those unfamiliar with the Draconids, a couple of […]

October 5th

Brown Dwarfs Feature Powerful Auroras Like Planets

In a finding that shows that brown dwarfs, often referred to as failed stars, have more in common with regular planets than might otherwise be expected, researchers have found that brown dwarfs are home to powerful auroral phenomena near their poles. The findings are the result of a 20-year study that used radio + optical […]

July 31st

Stellar Orbits In Milky Way Change Dramatically, Research Finds

Stellar orbits within the Milky Way can change considerably over time, according to new research published in The Astrophysical Journal. The new work shows — via the use of map created via the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) — that roughly a third of the stars in the Milky Way have dramatically changed their orbits. […]

July 31st

What Causes Global Warming?

Droughts, lengthy hot spells, heavy downpours, floods, and other extreme weather events are occurring more frequently and intensely every year. Around the world, research teams are analyzing these trends, noting the changes in temperature, rainfall, ice mass, sea level, and many other variables recorded by weather measuring devices. The trends are undeniable: the Earth is […]

May 29th