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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.
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.
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, biodegrada…
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 filter…
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.
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.
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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