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A swarm of rainbow-colored starfish devouring a sea lion's carcass at the bottom of the sea

A swarm of rainbow-colored starfish devouring a sea lion’s carcass at the bottom of the sea

This stunning image of a dead California sea lion covered in colorful bat stars was recently announced the winner of a major wildlife photography prize. (Photo credit: David Slater) (Opens in a new tab) An award-winning photographer captured this bleak moment when dozens of colorful sea stars began devouring a lifeless sea lion on the …

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NASA Administrators Think Moon Rocket Test Mostly

NASA Administrators Think Moon Rocket Test Mostly

NASA has taken four attempts to fully refuel the Space Launch System’s New Moon rocket, and although new problems emerged during Monday’s latest practice countdown, top managers said they were pleased with the giant booster’s performance. “We think we had a really successful rehearsal,” said Tom Whitemaier, NASA’s vice president of Exploration Systems Development, on …

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How to share mouse and keyboard across multiple computers

How to share mouse and keyboard across multiple computers

For many of us, everyday computing involves using more than one computer—and sometimes more than one computer operating system, too. That may mean lots of wires and lots of switching between keyboards, mice, and trackpads, but there are now many hardware and software options for sharing a single set of input devices between multiple laptops …

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Scientists identify a possible source of the red mantle on Pluto's largest moon, Charon

Scientists identify a possible source of the red mantle on Pluto’s largest moon, Charon

Southwest Research Institute scientists have combined data from NASA’s New Horizons mission with new lab experiments and extra-atmospheric modeling to reveal the possible makeup of the red mantle on Pluto’s moon Charon and how it formed. The new findings suggest that intense seasonal elevations in Charon’s thin atmosphere combined with light that refracts the condensing …

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Govee DreamView G1 Pro gaming headlights have been lowered for the first time

Govee DreamView G1 Pro gaming headlights have been lowered for the first time

Want to add some fun color to your gaming space? For now, Govee is offering its first discount on the new DreamView G1 Pro gaming lights. A dynamic camera-powered LED kit usually retails for $179.99, but Govee sells it for $159.99 for a limited time. These lights can match the colors displayed on your screen …

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The blood-red aurora borealis transforms into "Steve" before the eyes of the stargazer

The blood-red aurora borealis transforms into “Steve” before the eyes of the stargazer

On March 17, 2015, an arc of blood red light cut across the sky hundreds of miles above New Zealand. Over the next half hour, an amateur sky watcher observed that arc transform before his eyes into one of Earth’s most perplexing atmospheric mysteries – the strange strip of light known as STEVE – newly …

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4 dead telescope observations lead to stunning new galaxy images

4 dead telescope observations lead to stunning new galaxy images

Four retired telescope missions are helping astronomers discover new insights into how dust in galaxies behaves. Astronomers say the new survey of gas and dust surrounding four galaxies, all near our Milky Way, will provide new information about star formation. “These enhanced images show us that the dust ecosystems in these galaxies are very dynamic,” …

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Mars Express Orbital Blade Update After 19 Years

Mars Express Orbital Blade Update After 19 Years

The software on ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft will be upgraded after nearly two decades, giving the orbiter’s capabilities to search for water under the planet and study its largest moon, Phobos. Launched on June 2, 2003, the Mars Express initially consisted of two components: the Mars Express Orbiter and the Beagle 2 Lander. Unfortunately, the …

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