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Study of historical eclipses can unveil previous climate trends

From late March to late October 2018, 4 unusual bright spots appeared in Saturn’s atmosphere close to the North Pole, between the latitudes of 67° N and seventy four° N. A probe launched by NASA four days after Elvis died has delivered a treasure trove of information from past the “solar bubble” that envelops Earth and our neighbouring planets, scientists reported Monday.

The detection confirms that the heavier components in the Universe can form in neutron star mergers, offering a lacking piece of the puzzle of chemical component formation. Astronomers using ESO’s SPHERE instrument at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) have revealed that the asteroid Hygiea might be categorised as a dwarf planet. The object is the fourth largest within the asteroid belt after Ceres, Vesta and Pallas. For the first time, astronomers have observed Hygiea in sufficiently high resolution to … Read More