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Watch the July full ‘buck’ moon illuminate the sky tonight
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Watch the July full ‘buck’ moon illuminate the sky tonight

Lunar lovers, grab a cozy spot outside and set your sights to the southeast to gaze upon July’s full moon, dubbed the “buck” moon, as it rises Friday after sunset. The moon will reach peak illumination at 10:37 p.m. ET Friday, according to NASA. In all its glory, the celestial treat will hang in the…MORE

As the West winds down its ‘war on terror,’ jihadists are filling the vacuum, UN warns
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As the West winds down its ‘war on terror,’ jihadists are filling the vacuum, UN warns

As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the United Nations is warning that the threat from terror groups such as ISIS and al Qaeda is not only resilient, but in many places expanding. A report to the Security Council by the UN monitoring team charged with tracking worldwide jihadi threats, published Thursday, warns that these…MORE

Astronomers spy first moon-forming disk around an exoplanet

Astronomers spy first moon-forming disk around an exoplanet

For the first time, astronomers have found a disk around a Jupiter-like planet outside of our solar system — the kind of disk where moons could actively be forming. The disk, known as a circumplanetary disk, was discovered around an exoplanet known as PDS 70c. It’s one of two massive planets similar to Jupiter that…MORE

Wildfires have erupted across the globe, scorching places that rarely burned before
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Wildfires have erupted across the globe, scorching places that rarely burned before

Yakutsk in Russian Siberia is known as the world’s coldest city. In a place where even an exposed nose during the winter months can cause biting pain, people are accustomed to taking precautions against freezing temperatures, including spending extra time in the morning to dress in many layers. But now the city is blanketed in…MORE

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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Ingenuity helicopter spies intriguing features on Mars during record-breaking flight
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Ingenuity helicopter spies intriguing features on Mars during record-breaking flight

During a recent daring Martian flight by the Ingenuity helicopter July 5, the chopper acted like an aerial scout for the Perseverance rover as it sailed over rough but intriguing terrain. Now, photos taken during the 2,051-foot-long flight are helping the Perseverance science team develop the rover’s exploration plan. This Martian helicopter did things it…MORE

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