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Stunning space photos show 'nightmare' Hurricane Florence swirling over the Atlantic

Posted by Alexander Duganov on Thursday, September 13, 2018, In : Nature 

Incredible images captured from the International Space Station show Hurricane Florence barreling toward the U.S. East Coast.

European Space Agency astronaut Alexand...

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The surface of Mars

Posted by Alexander Duganov on Thursday, July 26, 2018, In : Nature 

Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said on Wednesday appears to be a sizable salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars, a body of water they called a possible habitat for microbial life.

The reservoir they detected — roughly 12 miles (20 km) in diameter, shaped like a rounded triangle and located about a mile (1.5 km) beneath the ice surface — represents the first stable body of liquid water ever found on Mars.

Whether a...

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Missing 115-year-old tortoise returned to New Mexico owner

Posted by Alexander Duganov on Sunday, July 30, 2017, In : Nature 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 115-year-old desert tortoise that disappeared from its garden at a New Mexico senior living community was returned.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2w9xGQb ) the tortoise, Diablo, was returned Friday to Manzano del Sol Village. He had ventured to the backyard of a nearby home after a family bought the shell-wearing wanderer from kids at a local park.

Millie Tjeltweed, who owns Diablo, says she doesn't know the circumstances of the tortoise's disappear...

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Deer crashes college cross-country race, knocks over runner

Posted by Alexander Duganov on Friday, November 18, 2016, In : Nature 

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — A deer sprinting across a field knocked over a cross-country runner at an NCAA regional race, but the runner got up and finished the race.

Saturday's episode during the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Cross Country Championships at DeSales University in Center Valley was captured on video.

Gwynedd Mercy University senior Justin DeLuzio was competing in the 8K race when someone yelled, "Watch out for the deer!" A deer struck him in the stomach, and he fell to the g...

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Posted by Alexander Duganov on Friday, October 14, 2016, In : Nature 

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