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Why the moon glows brighter than the sun in these new NASA images

Why the moon glows brighter than the sun in these new NASA images

When it comes to brightness, it’s hard to outshine the sun. But in new NASA images, the moon sparkles brighter thanks to a telescope that can detect high-energy radiation. NASA’s Fermi space telescope allows us to see high-energy radiation called gamma rays, which make the moon appear to have an intense glow because of its…MORE

July was Earth’s hottest month on record

July was Earth’s hottest month on record

Earth faced unprecedented heat in July, its hottest month on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. July’s temperature across land and ocean surfaces worldwide was 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average of 60.4. It was the highest for July since records began in 1880, besting the record set in 2016 by…MORE

A woman survived a plunge of more than 5,000 feet after her parachute failed

A woman survived a plunge of more than 5,000 feet after her parachute failed

A 30-year-old woman is recovering after falling more than 5,000 feet from a plane. The woman, whose name was not released, was skydiving Saturday near Trois-Rivières, Quebec, when her main and backup parachutes failed to open. She plummeted into a wooded area, and she is in the hospital with several fractures, including broken vertebrae, CNN…MORE

When Jupiter was young, a massive planet likely slammed into it

When Jupiter was young, a massive planet likely slammed into it

When Jupiter was still forming 4.5 billion years ago, something giant likely crashed into the planet and disrupted the process, according to a new study. NASA’s Juno spacecraft began orbiting Jupiter in July 2016. In addition to capturing stunning imagery of the gas giant, Juno has also uncovered surprising insight that only creates more questions.…MORE

Abortion retrial for Evelyn Hernandez begins again in El Salvador

Abortion retrial for Evelyn Hernandez begins again in El Salvador

The retrial of a teenage rape victim will resume on Thursday in El Salvador, in a case that has drawn global attention to the country’s strict anti-abortion laws. Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez, now 21, will return to the Ciudad Delgado courtroom, after being accused of inducing an abortion and convicted of aggravated murder when she was…MORE

The ‘dark side’ of Finland’s famous free health care

The ‘dark side’ of Finland’s famous free health care

In his search for examples of a more equitable society, Bernie Sanders has long looked north … to Northern Europe, that is. The “Nordic model” consists of strong welfare states funded by relatively high levels of taxation, which enable governments to provide high-quality education and health care for all. Sanders, an independent US senator from…MORE

Astronomers spot ‘unprecedented’ bright flashes in our galaxy’s black hole

Astronomers spot ‘unprecedented’ bright flashes in our galaxy’s black hole

Astronomers never know exactly to expect when they point a telescope in a specific direction — and sometimes what they see is completely unexpected. In this case, astronomers were using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii to observe the supermassive black hole at the…MORE

A NASA mission’s delicate dance to collect samples from a rugged asteroid

A NASA mission’s delicate dance to collect samples from a rugged asteroid

Since arriving at the asteroid Bennu in December, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has been mapping its surface to determine the best spot to collect samples in 2020. This will be the first NASA mission to return samples collected from an asteroid, and the samples are expected back on Earth in 2023. But Bennu, which is 70…MORE

Parker Solar Probe sends back images from its orbits of the sun

Parker Solar Probe sends back images from its orbits of the sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched a year ago on a mission to touch the sun. Since that fiery early morning liftoff with the mission’s namesake, Eugene Parker, in attendance, the probe has made two full orbits of the sun, according to NASA. Humanity’s first mission to a star is also the first mission to be…MORE