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Sydney’s Kurnell Declared A ‘Natural Disaster Zone’ After Tornado And Freak Storm

A freak thunderstorm and tornado has smashed Sydney ‘like a freight train’, ripping roofs off houses, blasting open office windows and flipping trucks on their sides with the strongest winds ever recorded in the state. Kurnell, a Sutherland Shire suburb, … Continue reading

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Storm Drops Up To 2 Feet On Colorado; 500 Flights Canceled

A powerful late-autumn storm dumped up to 24 inches of snow in the Colorado mountains on Tuesday before barreling onto the plains, prompting airlines to cancel about 500 flights at the Denver airport and leaving hundreds of miles of highways … Continue reading

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Evidence For More Recent Clay Formation On Mars Discovered

Recent orbital and rover missions to Mars have turned up ample evidence of clays and other hydrated minerals formed when rocks are altered by the presence of water. Most of that alteration is thought to have happened during the earliest … Continue reading

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NASA Telescopes Detect Jupiter-Like Storm On Small Star

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a tiny star with a giant, cloudy storm, using data from NASA’s Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes. The dark storm is akin to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot: a persistent, raging storm larger than … Continue reading

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A ‘Ghost From The Past’ Recalls The Infancy Of The Milky Way

When our galaxy was born, around 13 billion years ago, a plethora of clusters containing millions of stars emerged. But over time, they have been disappearing. However, hidden behind younger stars that were formed later, some old and dying star … Continue reading

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First Explanations For Boundary Within Earth’s Mantle

Earth’s mantle, the large zone of slow-flowing rock that lies between the crust and the planet’s core, powers every earthquake and volcanic eruption on the planet’s surface. Evidence suggests that the mantle behaves differently below 1 megameter (1,000 kilometers, or … Continue reading

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Sun Could Release Flares 1000x Greater than Previously Recorded

The Sun demonstrates the potential to superflare, new research into stellar flaring suggests. New research has found a stellar superflare on a star observed by NASA’s Kepler space telescope with wave patterns similar to those that have been observed in … Continue reading

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