Category: Astronomy

comets, earth, space

Researchers: We’ve Been Accidentally Under-Counting Earth-Smashing Rocks

If you’ve always had a fear of the earth ending one day due to a gigantic meteor, researchers have some bad news. Over the last two decades, astronomers believe that they’ve been accidentally under-counting the number of space rocks headed toward Earth, according to Discovery News. Furthermore, these aren’t just any old space rocks — …

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sun, sunrise, science

Study: The Sun’s ‘Superflares’ May Be Enough to Disrupt Earth

Next time your phone drops its connection, you might want to look up at the Sun. New research shows that the Sun and its flare-ups may be more powerful than originally thought, according to OuterPlaces. A study published in the Astrophysical Journal has found that “Superflares,” which are “orders of magnitude larger than most energetic solar flares,” …

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