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44 cats seized from home in Schuylkill County – WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Officials say it was a hoarding and neglect case.

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Rare ‘Boomerang’ Earthquake Tracked by Scientists in the Ocean for the First Time – SciTechDaily

Scientists observed a ‘boomerang’ earthquake along Atlantic Ocean fault line, providing clues about how they could cause devastation on land. Earthquakes occur when rocks suddenly break on a fault – a boundary between two blocks or plates. During large earthq…

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Scientists observed a ‘boomerang’ earthquake along Atlantic Ocean fault line, providing clues about how they could cause devastation on land.
Earthquakes occur when rocks suddenly break on a fault – a boundary between two blocks or plates. During large earthquakes, the breaking of rock can spread down the fault line. Now, an international team of researchers have recorded a ‘boomerang’ earthquake, where the rupture initially spread…

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NASA telescope uncovers the cause of Betelgeuse’s mysterious dimming – CNET

And new observations suggest the red supergiant star is dimming again.

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Betelgeuse will go supernova and explode… eventually.
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In the Before Times, when the coronavirus was only just beginning its grim march across the globe, our troubles were much farther away. About 640 light-years farther away, in fact. Astronomers observing Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star, had been puzzled by its mysterious dimming. Some believed the event, which lasted from Nov. 2019 to Feb. 2020, was a portent of doom signalling the star’s upcoming explosion. But then the dimming abru…

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Astronomers find “Milky Way look-alike” 12 billion light years away – MSN Money

The galaxy appears as a near-perfect ring of light — a so-called “Einstein Ring.”

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Billions of light years from Earth, a baby galaxy that is surprisingly similar to our own is lurking, surprisingly calm and unassuming, scientists said in research published Wednesday. The scientists said the discovery has changed their understanding of how galaxies form. 
The galaxy, called SPT0418-47, is located 12 billion light years from Earth, according to a study published in the journal Nature. Astronomers at the Max Planck Institute…

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