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Although the mean distance between the Sun and the Earth is 150 million kilometers, the distance itself actually fluctuates yearly. This is because the Earth moves around the Sun on an elliptical orbit, meaning that the distance between the two varies from 147 to 152 million kilometers. The distance between the Sun and the Earth is known as an Astronomical Unit (AU).
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New Zealand Volcano Eruption Leaves Survivors with Ghastly Burns, Hospitals at Full Capacity

At least 27 of the 31 people injured in the volcanic blast that rocked the island on Monday suffered severe burns covering over two-thirds of their skin, the government said in a statement, noting the possibility that some of the injured will not survive. Burn centers across New Zealand are full to capacity as more than two dozen victims are … Continue reading

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Bright Meteor Fireball Streaks over Phoenix, Arizona

Does it seem like these are on the rise? via AZ Central: By now, we all know, it didn’t really happen unless it’s confirmed via social media. And that’s what was happening Friday night, as numerous Twitter posts surfaced from people who said they saw a bright light streak across the nighttime sky over Phoenix sometime around 9:30 p.m. The … Continue reading

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Stunning Meteor Fireball Lights Up Sky over Houston, Texas (Video)

Reports of fireballs flashing through the night sky have steadily increased since 2006, according to data from the American Meteor Society. Sometimes referred to as “shooting stars,” fireballs, which are very bright, fast-moving meteors that appear to streak across the sky leaving behind a luminescent trail, are tracked by the organization, which encourages and promotes interest in meteoric astronomy. So … Continue reading

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ESO’s Haunting Visualization Shows the End of Days as the Earth is Swallowed up by the Sun

There is a saying that all good things must come to an end… our Sun, which sustains all life on Earth, is no exception. The European Southern Observatory (ESO) shared a horrifying visualization showing what it will be like when our star (the sun) dies. The Sun (and all stars) are fuelled by hydrogen which they burn at an extraordinary … Continue reading

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3.6 Magnitude Quake Caps Mount Rainier’s Weekend Seismic Swarm

After a spurt of seismic activity this weekend, Mount Rainier National Park was shaken by a 3.6 magnitude earthquake Sunday afternoon. The quake hit at 12:31 p.m. and was felt as far as Kent, nearly 80 miles away, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The relatively shallow quake was centered roughly a mile beneath the earth’s surface. The nearest town was … Continue reading

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‘No Sign of a Slowdown’ as Global CO2 Concentration Hits Record High in 2018

“Researchers paint a grim picture of the future, as the Earth continues to warm at alarming rates.” The concentration of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit an all-time record high in 2018, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) revealed Monday. In a statement, the WMO said that the “globally averaged concentrations of carbon dioxide reached 407.8 parts per million in … Continue reading

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Meteor Flashes as it Soars over Lake Mendota, Wisconsin

Did you see it? A Sunday morning tweet from NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the UW-Madison showing a meteor flashing over Lake Mendota drew a host of “oohs” and “ahhhs”. The video is only 13 seconds long, but you likely won’t be able to watch it just once. According to NASA, millions of meteroids travel through the … Continue reading

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‘Large Fireball’ in the Sky Reported in Polk County, Oregon

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is looking into reports of a “large fireball falling to the earth.” They said it was visible in southwest Polk County. The sheriff’s office said the fireball was first reported as a plane crash, although those reports have not been confirmed. Polk County Sheriff said they have used all available aviation tracking systems and no … Continue reading

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Meteor Lights Up Skies over Missouri, Caught on VIDEO

Some sleepless folks in the state of Missouri were lucky enough to spot and film what appeared to be a bright meteor streaking through the night sky. The meteor traversed overhead on Monday night, catching the eyes of those who were still awake in and around St. Louis, Missouri. It emanated from the Northern Taurid meteor shower, which is known … Continue reading

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Asteroid Passes Between the Moon and Earth, Third Close Fly-by in 5 Days

A 65-foot asteroid is set to shoot past the Earth at 26,843mph in a close flyby altitude of just 107,850 miles. Worryingly, NASA’s space rock hunters only spotted the asteroid about a week ago. Asteroid 2019 VD was first picked up by NASA asteroid trackers on October 25, meaning they had little time to crunch the numbers and assess the … Continue reading

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DID YOU KNOW…

Although the mean distance between the Sun and the Earth is 150 million kilometers, the distance itself actually fluctuates yearly. This is because the Earth moves around the Sun on an elliptical orbit, meaning that the distance between the two varies from 147 to 152 million kilometers. The distance between the Sun and the Earth is known as an Astronomical Unit (AU).
*UPDATED WEEKLY

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