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Red Devil Horns Rising: Solar Eclipse at Sunrise on December 26, 2019 Gave Spectacular Illusion Over Persian Gulf from Qatar

752 Photographer Elias Chasiotis captured three spectacular optical events in one image on December 26, 2019. The optical events were: 1) a sunrise, 2) a solar eclipse, and 3) a Fata Morgana or mirage on […]

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US-Russian Space Crew Launches Aboard Soyuz M12 from Kazakhstan March 14, 2019; Docked with ISS 6 Hours Later Over Peru’s West Coast

134 A Soyuz rocket carrying a crew of three is headed to the International Space Station. The crew made it safely into orbit today after a harrowing launch abort last October. CBS News space analyst […]

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Comet Iwamoto, Last Visited Our Inner Solar System in the Middle Ages Around the Year 648, Captured on Video Last Week

80 Last Thursday, binocular comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) moved nearly in front of a spiral galaxy of approximately the same brightness: NGC 2903. Comet Iwamoto was discovered late last year and orbits the Sun in […]