astrophysics

NICK STROBEL: Far away - it's time again for aphelion day

NICK STROBEL: Far away – it’s time again for aphelion day

In addition to being Independence Day, Monday is also Aphelion Day when the earth is furthest from the sun at 94.5 million miles. There is a slight deflection in the Earth’s orbit from the gravitational interaction with the moon and, to a lesser extent, the planets, so the exact aphelion value changes. Tomorrow it will …

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NASA observes a dying star's "cosmic cannibalism" of nearby planets

NASA observes a dying star’s “cosmic cannibalism” of nearby planets

TORONTO (CTV network) – For the first time, NASA astronomers say they have observed a dead star tearing up a planetary system and consuming material from other planets, which they say provides insights into the beginning and end of life here on earth. Data collected from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and other observational projects were …

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