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27Jan 21
Photographer Captures Highest Resolution Photos Of Snowflakes

Photographer captures highest resolution photos of snowflakes

Scientist Nathan Myhrvold is one of three people who has created a camera that can take pictures of snowflakes at a microscopic level. Myhrvold’s photos are the highest resolution. He camera is specially equipped to capture the images before the snowflake melts. He says that only “one out of every…

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08Jan 21
Weather Disasters Cost US About $95 Billion In 2020

Weather disasters cost US about $95 billion in 2020

Weather and climate disasters have a devastating—and pricey—toll. In 2020, there were 22 billion-dollar weather disasters in the U.S. This is a record number. The most damage came from the seven billion-dollar tropical cyclones. They created over $40 billion in damages. The other disasters included one wildfire, one drought, three…

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07Jan 21
From Eclipses To Meteor Showers, 10 Celestial Events To See In 2021

From eclipses to meteor showers, 10 celestial events to see in 2021

Mark your calendars. The Smithsonian has ten celestial events that will be visible in North America in 2021. If you missed the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, you can catch Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn forming a cluster in early January. Or see the bright Venus-Jupiter conjunction on February 11. Spectacular…

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