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The end is near for famed Arecibo Observatory’s damaged telescope

After decades of aiding astronomical discoveries, one of the most powerful telescopes on Earth will cease its observation of the universe after sustaining irreparable damage. The 305-meter telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will be decommissioned, according to an announcement made by the US National Science Foundation on Thursday. The spherical radio/radar telescope includes…MORE

Scientists create diamonds at room temperature in minutes

Scientists create diamonds at room temperature in minutes

Diamonds might be forever, but that doesn’t mean they have to take eons to form. The gemstones are usually created after carbon is crushed and heated far beneath the Earth’s surface over billions of years — which is what makes them so coveted. Now, scientists in Australia say they have sped up the process into…MORE

Star merger created rare Blue Ring Nebula

Star merger created rare Blue Ring Nebula

Astronomers were surprised when they discovered what appeared to be a star surrounded by an ultraviolet ring 16 years ago. It became known as the Blue Ring Nebula, located 6,300 light-years away from Earth in the Hercules constellation. Now, after years of detective work, researchers, including those from the original NASA Galaxy Evolution Explorer mission…MORE

Russian spacewalk helps prepare space station for new module

Russian spacewalk helps prepare space station for new module

Two cosmonauts, both from the Russian space agency Roscosmos, conducted a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station on Wednesday. Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov prepared the outside of the space station’s Russian segment to receive a new module. That’s right; both bear the first name Sergey, spelled exactly the same way. This is Ryzhikov’s…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

Yesterday a judge ruled that R Kelly’s sex trafficking and racketeering case will go to trial April 7th in Brooklyn.  Jurors will be selected over 10 days in mid-March. Kanye West is said to be trying to clone himself.  He is said to want an army of clones using his DNA because it’s his ‘duty…

Thursday’s Dirt

A lot of people were upset that ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ wouldn’t be on TV this year but that’s all changed!  Apple TV+ owns the rights to the Charlie Brown specials and have reached an agreement to show it on PBS November 22nd. Naya Rivera’s estate is suing for wrongful death.  The father of her…