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Asteroid 2020 SW Approach: Will not annihilate Humanity – iTech Post

Asteroid 2020 SW will pass very close to the Earth. It’s closest approach to Earth will occur on September 24 at around 11:18 UTC (7:18 am ET).

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Asteroid 2020 SW is in the Pegasus constellation. Its current Right Ascension is 23h 48m 45s and has a magnitude of 20.35 (JPL). The asteroid will pass close to the earth on the 24th of September. The asteroid will pass closer than weather satellites. This near-earth object will brighten as it draws near. However, you won’t observe it with the eye alone. Earth’s gravity will bend the asteroid’s trajectory. 
Asteroid 2020 SW was discovered on 18th September 2020 from Mt. Lemmon Observatory in Ar…

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Researchers Surprised After They Graft Tomato Plants With Epigenetically-Modified Rootstock – SciTechDaily

Progeny of novel combination is more vigorous and productive than parental plants. Novel grafted plants — consisting of rootstock epigenetically modified to “believe”…

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Progeny of novel combination is more vigorous and productive than parental plants.
Novel grafted plants — consisting of rootstock epigenetically modified to “believe” it has been under stress — joined to an unmodified scion, or above-ground shoot, give rise to progeny that are more vigorous, productive, and resilient than the parental plants.
That is the surprising finding of a team of researchers that conducted large-scale field trials with tomato plants at three widely separated locations over…

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The First Star in Our Galaxy Caught Sending Out Fast Radio Bursts Is Doing It Again – ScienceAlert

A little dead star that dazzled us earlier this year is not done with its shenanigans.

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A little dead star that dazzled us earlier this year is not done with its shenanigans.
Magnetar SGR 1935+2154, which in April emitted the first known fast radio burst from inside the Milky Way, has flared up once more, giving astronomers yet another chance to solve more than one major cosmic mystery.
On 8 October 2020, the CHIME/FRB collaboration detected SGR 1935+2154 emitting three millisecond radio bursts in three seconds. Following up on the CHIME/FRB detection, the FAST radio telescope found…

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Qld’s November 1 border reopening with NSW in doubt – The Australian Financial Review

Queensland’s tourism industry has been sweating on the November 1 border reopening with NSW.

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“That’s twice what they had in the seven days before that. So there is still live outbreaks there,” he said.
“There are still cases they are unable to link to existing clusters.”
Mr Miles said the border decision was still pending, with Dr Young reviewing the situation in NSW.
Ms Palaszczuk said she would receive an update on the border situation ahead of the national cabinet meeting on Friday.
She reiterated that any final decision on the November 1 border reopening would be dependent on a green…

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