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Six Observations About Thor: Ragnarok

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Full confession time: Newsarama didn’t get to see Ragnarok until a press screening mid last week, days after the initial wave of reviews started to surface and it became readily apparent the film was another MCU critical hit.

Return of the Comet: 96P Spotted by ESA, NASA Satellites

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Portal origin URL: Return of the Comet: 96P Spotted by ESA, NASA SatellitesPortal origin nid: 412733Published: Friday, November 3, 2017 - 09:28Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Sun-gazing missions SOHO and STEREO watched the return of comet 96P/Machholz when it entered their fields of view between Oct. 25-30. It is extremely rare for comets to be seen simultaneously from two different locations in space, and these are the most comprehensive parallel observations ever taken of this comet.Portal image: animation of STEREO observations of comet 96PScience Categories: Sun

Huge Telescope Project Starts Making Mirror No. 5

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Technicians have begun casting the fifth primary mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) at the University of Arizona's Richard F. Caris Mirror Laboratory, project representatives announced today (Nov. 3).

RIP, Laika: Pioneering Space Dog Launched 60 Years Ago Today

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On Nov. 3, 1957, the Soviet Union lofted a dog named Laika to Earth orbit, aboard the satellite Sputnik 2. The milestone came less than a month after the Soviets kicked off the Space Age, and the Cold War space race, with the launch of Sputnik 1.

Atmospheric Beacons Guide NASA Scientists in Search for Life

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Portal origin URL: Atmospheric Beacons Guide NASA Scientists in Search for LifePortal origin nid: 412677Published: Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 11:14Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: New NASA research proposes a novel approach to sniffing out exoplanet atmospheres. It takes advantage of frequent stellar storms from cool, young dwarf stars to highlight signs of possible life.Portal image: Conceptual image of an exoplanetScience Categories: Sun

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