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NASA telescope uncovers the cause of Betelgeuse’s mysterious dimming – CNET

And new observations suggest the red supergiant star is dimming again.

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Betelgeuse will go supernova and explode… eventually.
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In the Before Times, when the coronavirus was only just beginning its grim march across the globe, our troubles were much farther away. About 640 light-years farther away, in fact. Astronomers observing Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star, had been puzzled by its mysterious dimming. Some believed the event, which lasted from November 2019 to February 2020, was a portent of doom signaling the star’s upcoming explosion. But then the dimmi…

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Stop Saying Isaac Newton Was an Overachiever in Lockdown. Here’s The Reality – ScienceAlert

There’s no doubt that modern science owes the 17th century English polymath Sir Isaac Newton some gratitude. You don’t get a whole unit of force named after you…

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There’s no doubt that modern science owes the 17th century English polymath Sir Isaac Newton some gratitude. You don’t get a whole unit of force named after you for nothing.
But if you’re feeling guilty that your time in isolation hasn’t been as productive as his was reported to have been, go easy on yourself; his Annus Mirabilis wasn’t as mirabilis as you might think.
In a year short on inspiration and big on staring wistfully out of windows in hopes that 2021 has a little less plague, smoke,…

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Victoria records 21 new cases of coronavirus, seven deaths – WAtoday

Victoria has recorded just 21 new cases of COVID-19 in the past day and seven more deaths.

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“It is a combination of indoors which is 20 times more dangerous than outdoors. And the length of time you spend.
“There are brief encounters indoors, as you get your takeaway coffee, it is much less of a risk. But if you are indoors for a protracted period of time that is exactly when transmission occurs. People need to be aware of that.”
Since Monday, Victorians living alone have been allowed to visit a ‘bubble buddy’. Regional Victorians can now host up to five visitors from one nominated h…

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New study suggests icebergs may not have sunk the Titanic eventually – haveeruonline

From popular mechanicsThe new paper has solar flare activity Contribute to sinking of giant. Sun Emits a huge solar storm It can even cut off power on

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  • The new paper has solar flare activity Contribute to sinkingof giant.
  • Sun Emits a huge solar storm It can even cut off power on Earth.
  • The correct (wrong) type of solar flare may have hindered your navigation. and Radio, affecting giantTrajectory and structure correspondence.

When you think you know everything we need to know giantIt comes with exciting new research that raises big questions about what really happened on the fateful night…

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