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Largest potentially hazardous asteroid detected in 8 years

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Twilight observations spot 3 large near-Earth objects lurking in the inner solar system

Twilight observations with the Dark Energy Camera at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, a program of the U.S. National Science Foundation-supported NOIRLab, have enabled astronomers to spot three near-Earth asteroids, or NEAs, hiding in the glare of the sun. One is the largest object potentially hazardous to Earth to be discovered in the last eight years. The NEAs are part of an elusive population that lurks inside the orbits of Earth and Venus.

This is a notoriously challenging region for observations because asteroid hunters must contend with the glare of the sun. By taking advantage of the brief yet favorable observing conditions during twilight, however, the astronomers found an elusive trio of NEAs. The results are reported in The Astronomical Journal.

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Last call for The International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2022

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SGEM Conference of Earth and Planetary Sciences

22nd International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2022 (2 - 11 July 2022) will take place at Maritim Paradise Blue, Congress centre in the picturesque region of Albena Resort & Spa, Bulgaria. Once again, we will unite scientists from all around the world and thereby create a platform for international scientific discourse and cooperation in the area of GeoSciences.

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Fate of sinking tectonic plates revealed

Subducting tectonic plates become segmented like a slinky snake in a process like that pictured.

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Scientists discover what happens when a plate disappears into the planet's interior

Our world's surface is a jumble of jostling tectonic plates, with new ones emerging as others are pulled under. The ongoing cycle keeps the continents in motion and drives life on Earth. But what happens when a plate disappears into the planet's interior?

The question has long puzzled scientists because conventional wisdom said that sinking tectonic plates must remain intact to keep pulling on the portion behind them, but according to geophysical evidence, they are destroyed.

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SWS Journal of Earth & Planetary Sciences

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EPS Journal

SWS Journal of Earth & Planetary Sciences (EPS) is a quarterly multidisciplinary peer-reviewed academic research journal, published online in Vienna, Austria by SGEM WORLD SCIENCE (SWS) International Society.

We believe that science, and knowledge in general, are supposed to be shared and accessible for everyone. Therefore, our journal, which is issued both online and on paper, is completely open access (Online ISSN 2664-0090), thereby aspiring to facilitate communication among scientists from all around the world and to encourage individual researchers in publishing their scientific work.

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