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Asteroid 2011 ES4 will pass closest on September 1 – EarthSky

The orbit of asteroid 2011 ES4 is still not entirely known. Our knowledge of it might improve sometime today – or early tomorrow – if it is

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The orbit of asteroid 2011 ES4 (in white) is slightly similar to Earth’s (in blue) but inclined in relation to our planet’s orbit. The space rock completes an orbit around the sun every 416 days. It nearly intercepts our orbit on September 1, 2020, as seen in this illustration via NASA/ JPL.
A healthy-sized chunk of space rock is expected to pass closer than the moon on September 1, 2020. There is uncertainty in its orbit, but scientists say it will not hit our planet. Asteroid 2011 ES4 is expe…

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Witch-repellent graffiti discovered in ruins of medieval UK church – Live Science

The marks are meant to keep bad spirits away, but they won’t stop a high-speed train route from moving into the area.

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Learning no lessons from horror films of yore, Britain has plans for a high-speed rail project that will lay tracks over the ruins of a medieval church. And, apparently, the project has run into some trouble with witches and dark spirits.
According to archaeologists working at Stoke Mandeville, a village that lies in the path of the proposed railway, an early excavation of the site’s 700-year-old church revealed stone beams etched with strange circular patterns known as “witch marks.”
These markings,…

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Scientists Found A New Way To Break Down the Most Common Plastic – Gizmodo

The plastics industry produces over 88 million tons of polyethylene, the most common plastic in the world. Scientists have found a new way to upcycle it, according…

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The petrochemical industry produces more than 88 million tons of polyethylene, making it the most common plastic in the world. Scientists have found a new way to upcycle it, according to a study published in Science on Thursday. It could help deal with the growing plastic pollution crisis.
Polyethylene comes in several different forms and is used in everything from plastic bags and food packaging to electrical insulation and industrial piping. Since its so common and our recycling system is so broken,…

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Galactic “Mystery Source” of Gamma Rays Identified: Record-Setting “Black Widow” Pulsar – SciTechDaily

Super Heavyweight and Flyweight in a Cosmic Dance Volunteer distributed computing project [email protected] discovers neutron star in unusual binary system. After more…

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