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Alaskan a Finalist in National Competition to Name Star, Exo-Planet

Alaskan a Finalist in National Competition to Name Star, Exo-Planet

Vote for Adajar’s proposal at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6x2cVVj3ECVrFOvhW0B4QnYz1ynAC6a42VI935npG5ZieRg/viewform DILLINGHAM, ALASKA – An Alaskan, Ivory Adajar of Dillingham, Alaska was recently named a finalist in a national competition by The International Astronomical Union (IAU) to name an intergalactic star and exo-planet. Voting to advance the proposal is open to the public until…

Voyager 2 Illuminates Boundary of Interstellar Space

Voyager 2 Illuminates Boundary of Interstellar Space

This artist’s concept shows one of NASA’s Voyager spacecraft entering interstellar space, or the space between stars. This region is dominated by plasma ejected by the death of giant stars millions of years ago. Hotter, sparser plasma fills the environment inside our solar bubble. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Full image…

NASA SDO Image: Jack-o-Lantern Sun

NASA SDO Image: Jack-o-Lantern Sun

Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a jack-o-lantern’s face on Oct. 8, 2014. The image was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which watches the sun at all times from its orbit in space. The active regions in this image appear brighter…

Inspired by Northern Clingfish, Researchers Make a Better Suction Cup

Inspired by Northern Clingfish, Researchers Make a Better Suction Cup

 The finger-sized Northern clingfish employs one of the best suction cups in the world. A small disk…

Twin Baby Stars Grow Amongst a Twisting Network of Gas and Dust

Twin Baby Stars Grow Amongst a Twisting Network of Gas and Dust

Astronomers using ALMA have obtained an extremely high-resolution image showing two disks in which young stars are growing,…

New Research Supports Hypothesis that Asteroid Contributed to Mass Extinction

New Research Supports Hypothesis that Asteroid Contributed to Mass Extinction

First African evidence to support hypothesis of an asteroid impact that contributed to the extinction of large animals…

New Study Shows Arctic Cod Development, Growth, Survival Impacted by Oil Exposure

New Study Shows Arctic Cod Development, Growth, Survival Impacted by Oil Exposure

Arctic cod is an important source of food for whales, seals, fish, birds, and humans in Arctic ecosystems.…

Study Looks at Vulnerability of Eastern Bering Sea Fish, Crab, and Salmon Stocks to Climate Change

Study Looks at Vulnerability of Eastern Bering Sea Fish, Crab, and Salmon Stocks to Climate Change

NOAA scientists and partners have released a Climate Vulnerability Assessment for groundfish, crabs, and salmon in the Eastern Bering Sea. They…

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