Spooky season is almost upon us — and this year it will be a little bit spookier.
The night sky on Halloween will be illuminated by a blue moon, the second full moon in a month. The relatively rare occurrence happens once every two and a half years on average, according to NASA’s National Space Science Data Center.
Every month has a full moon, but because the lunar cycle and the calendar year aren’t perfectly synched, about every three years we wind up with two in the same calendar month.
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When a young David Blair arrived in the United States in the 1970s to help build a gravitational wave detector, he figured it would be a short-term project.”I thought I’d go there, spend a year or two, detect these waves then go on and do something else,” the University of Western Australia physicist says wryly.
“Never did I guess that I’d be hooked into this for the next four decades and we’d go struggling and struggling and struggling until finally we managed to detect these waves.”
Antarctic fossil could have been the biggest flying bird ever, study finds – CNN
In the 1980s, paleontologists at the University of California Riverside visited Seymour Island, part of an island chain in the Antarctic Peninsula. They brought…
(CNN)In the 1980s, paleontologists at the University of California Riverside visited Seymour Island, part of an island chain in the Antarctic Peninsula. They brought home a number of fossils — including the foot bone and partial jaw bone of two prehistoric birds.
For decades, the fossils sat in a museum at the University of California Berkeley — until a graduate student named Peter Kloess started poking around in 2015.
In a study published Monday in the journal “Scientific Reports,” Kloess identified…
Scientists discover 500 metre-tall skyscraper reef at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – The Guardian
The detached reef, taller than the Empire State Building, was discovered at the northern end of the Great Barrier Reef off Cape York
Australian scientists have discovered a detached reef more than 500 metres high taller than the Empire State Building at the northern end of the Great Barrier Reef.
The blade-like vertical reef about 130km off Cape York, Australias north-eastern tip, was found during a 3D seabed mapping exercise conducted from a ship owned by the Californian non-profit Schmidt Ocean Institute.
Tom Bridge, from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University and the expeditions principal…
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