Faint ‘super-planet’ discovered by radio telescope for the 1st time | Space

Scientists have discovered a cold, faint “super-planet” that has remained elusive to traditional infrared survey methods.  Observations from the Low-Frequency Array, or LOFAR radio telescope, revealed a brown dwarf, which researchers have designated BDR J1750+3809 and nicknamed Elegast. Brown dwarfs are sometimes referred to as failed stars or super-planets because they are too small to […]

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Operational Considerations for Humanitarian Settings

Coronavirus Disease MENU MORE RESOURCES Operational Considerations for Humanitarian Settings Updated July 26, 2020 This document presents considerations from the perspective of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for implementing the shielding approach in humanitarian settings as outlined in guidance documents focused on camps, displaced populations and low-resource settings.1,2  This approach has never […]

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NASA Uses Powerful Supercomputers and AI to Map Earth’s Trees, Discovers Billions of Trees in West African Drylands

Scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and international collaborators demonstrated a new method for mapping the location and size of trees growing outside of forests, discovering billions of trees in arid and semi-arid regions and laying the groundwork for more accurate global measurement of carbon storage on land. Using powerful supercomputers […]

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Scientists Just Discovered Outer Space Isn’t Pitch Black | Travel + Leisure

On Sunday, Nov. 15, four astronauts ascended to space as part of the NASA and SpaceX joint Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station. As they left Earth’s atmosphere, they were greeted by the inky darkness of space. Or were they? More about this article in the link below… https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/space-astronomy/nasa-scientists-discover-outer-space-isnt-pitch-black?amp=true

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Right of Launch: Command and Control Vulnerabilities After a Limited Nuclear Strike – War on the Rocks

Imagine a rapidly escalating conflict between Russian and NATO forces. Compensating for Russia’s perceived conventional inferiority, Russian commanders execute a limited nuclear strike — a small number of low-yield weapons intended to change conditions on the battlefield. The U.S. president, in turn, authorizes a limited nuclear response just before being evacuated from the White House. […]

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