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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Stunning spiral galaxy spotted by Hubble more than 70 million light years away from our solar system – CNN

Stunning spiral galaxy spotted by Hubble more than 70 million light years away from...

Stunning spiral galaxy spotted by Hubble more than 70 million light years away from our solar system - CNN
These Glass Pearls from Clam Fossils Hint at Ancient Meteorite Crash in Florida – Space.com

These Glass Pearls from Clam Fossils Hint at Ancient Meteorite Crash in Florida –...

Researcher Mike Meyer mounted several microtektites on micropaleontology slides. These microspherules are likely proof that a meteorite struck the ocean near the state of Florida a couple of million years ago. (Image: © Mike Meyer/Meteoritics and Planetary Science) Tiny glass pearls found inside fossilized clams are likely a sign that a meteorite made a sizeable…
How black holes shape galaxies – Phys.org

How black holes shape galaxies – Phys.org

Artist's impression showing how ultrafast winds blowing from a supermassive black hole interact with interstellar matter in the host galaxy, clearing its central regions from gas. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab Data from ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has revealed how supermassive black holes shape their host galaxies with powerful winds that sweep away interstellar matter. In a…
NASA CFO: If SpaceX can land on the moon, ‘we’ll partner with them’ – Business Insider

NASA CFO: If SpaceX can land on the moon, ‘we’ll partner with them’ –...

An illustration of SpaceX's Starship vehicle on the surface of the moon, with Earth in the distance.Elon Musk/SpaceX via Twitter Elon Musk says SpaceX may land cargo on the moon in two years, then people a year or two after that, using the company's forthcoming Starship rocket system. Meanwhile, the Trump administration wants NASA to…
How the kava plant produces its pain-relieving and anti-anxiety molecules – Phys.org

How the kava plant produces its pain-relieving and anti-anxiety molecules – Phys.org

Kava plants. Credit: Randy Travis Kava (Piper methysticum) is a plant native to the Polynesian islands that people there have used in a calming drink of the same name in religious and cultural rituals for thousands of years. The tradition of cultivating kava and drinking it during important gatherings is a cultural cornerstone shared throughout…

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From left to right, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthais Maurer, NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn, Raja Chari, and Kayla Barron, are seen inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance spacecraft onboard the SpaceX Shannon recovery ship shortly after having landed in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tampa, Florida, Friday, May 6, 2022. Maurer,…
Hubble Reveals Surviving Companion Star in Aftermath of Titanic Supernova Explosion – SciTechDaily

Hubble Reveals Surviving Companion Star in Aftermath of Titanic Supernova Explosion – SciTechDaily

This artist’s illustration shows supernova 2013ge, with its companion star at the lower right. The companion star is impacted by the blast wave from the supernova, but not destroyed. Over time astronomers observed the ultraviolet (UV) light of the supernova fading, revealing a nearby second source of UV light that maintained brightness. The theory is…
Eta Aquarid meteor shower of 2022 thrills stargazers in these stunning photos – Space.com

Eta Aquarid meteor shower of 2022 thrills stargazers in these stunning photos – Space.com

Home News Skywatching An Eta Aquarid meteor streaks across the sky. (Image credit: David Kingham/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Meteor streaks delighted skywatchers this weekend as the Earth passed through the dust trail of Halley's Comet in an annual meteor shower display.The Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which is visible in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres in…