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How boundaries become bridges in evolution – Phys.org

There’s a paradox within the theory of evolution: The life forms that exist today are here because they were able to change when past environments disappeared. Yet, organisms evolve to fit into specific environmental niches.

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China’s Mars probe completes second orbital correction – Xinhua | English.news.cn – Xinhua

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BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) — China’s Mars probe Tianwen-1 on Sunday successfully carried out its second orbital correction, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
The probe conducted the orbital correction at 11 p.m. on Sunday (Beijing Time) after four of its 120N engines were in operation for 20 seconds. The performance of the 120N engines was tested simultaneously.
The probe has traveled in orbit for roughly 60 days so far, and was about 19 million km away from Earth. …

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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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A rare blue moon will light up the sky on Halloween – NewsChannel 3-12 – KEYT

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Linkedin Spooky season is almost upon us — and this year it will be a little bit spookier. The night sky on Halloween …

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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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