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Maine Meteorite May Have Burned Up in Atmosphere

 

The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel is offering $20,000 for at 2.2 pounds of the meteor that came across the Maine sky on Tuesday morning. Now, scientists disagree on whether or not a piece of the meteor actually hit earth.

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Mars, Earth and Sun Line Up This Weekend

This Sunday morning, May 22, Mars, Earth and the sun will line up perfectly in the sky. This called Mars opposition because Mars and the sun will be on opposite sides of the Earth.

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An Asteroid Passing Earth on Christmas Eve

 

First an asteroid passed by Earth during Halloween and now on Christmas Eve another asteroid will pass by Earth.

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Borja Sanchez Trillo, Getty Images

Earth May Run Out of Gold in 20 Years

Seems hard to believe because it’s been around for so long, but experts predict the world has about 20 years’ worth of minable gold left. Gold has been the sign of wealth for 4,000 years and this year may be when it sees its peak.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Water On Earth Billions of Years Old

Scientists say, the water we are drinking today, dates to more than 4.5 billion years ago. Water molecules that make up drinking water on Earth are older than the solar system.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Ooho, the Edible Water

With the worry on the planet about the ever increasing number of plastic water bottles, three students in London have designed the ‘edible’ water bottle. It’s called ‘Ooho’ and it’s easy and cheap to make, strong, biodegradable and you can eat it.

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Getty Images, photo by Ian Waldie

The Dark Side of the Moon is Really Turquoise not Black

According to astronomers, the dark side of the moon is not dark or black as originally thought. They say it’s really turquoise. The astronomers did studies for two years of measurements at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa observatory and used telescopes made to use two color filters and the result: turquoise.

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Getty Images, photo by Oli Scharff

Winter Begins December 21st

It may seem like winter already but the official start of the winter solstice for the Northern Hemisphere begins Saturday, December 21st and runs until Wednesday, March 19th. Winter begins when the sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees.

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Getty Images, photo by NASA
Getty Images, photo by NASA

Mega Solar Flare has a 1 in 8 Chance of Hitting Earth by 2020

According to space physicist Pete Riley, a senior scientist at Predictive Science in San Diego, the Earth has a 12% chance of being hit by a megaflare from the sun in the next 10 years. If something like that would happen in could cause trillions of dollars in damage and take a decade to recover.

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Getty Images, photo by Handout

The Coldest it’s Ever Been on Earth Recorded in Antarctica

A new world record for a cold temperature has been recorded in east Antarctica at -135.8 degrees. Newly analyzed satellite data show the temperature was reached in August of 2010. This year in July it almost reached that same temperature when the reading dipped to -135.3 degrees.

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