Posts Tagged ‘believed’

Democracy Threatened When Census Undercounts Populations

The 2020 U.S. Census is still two years away, but experts and civil rights groups are already disputing the results. Professor Emily Merchant’s research on the international history of demography demonstrates that the question of how to equitably count the population is not new, nor is it unique to the United States.

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NASA finds evidence for live-giving thermal vents on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

A form of chemical energy believed to be capable of supporting microbes has been discovered on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, making it the first extraterrestrial world where direct evidence of potentially life-giving reactions has actually been discovered, NASA announced on Thursday. According to Reuters and the New York Times, scientists working on the space agency’s Cassini […]

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Asteroid 2017 AG13 passed between the Earth and Moon and we hardly noticed

Just two days after it was first spotted by University of Arizona-based Catalina Sky Survey, a relatively small asteroid flew past the Earth at just half the distance separating the planet and its moon shortly before 8am EST on Monday morning, according to CNET and Space.com. Known as 2017 AG13, the asteroid was only first […]

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Pluto’s heart-shaped region hides an icy sea underneath

The prominent heart-shaped region of Pluto known as Sputnik Planitia may be hiding a slushy liquid water ocean beneath its icy crust, according to two new studies published this week in the journal Nature and based data on collected last summer by NASA’s New Horizons probe. According to Reuters, the authors of the studies report […]

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