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Hubble captures amazing photos of Comet Borisov speeding past our sun

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured the comet 21/Borisov zooming through our solar system at a breakneck speed of 175,000 kilometers per hour.

The spectacular newly released images were taken from a distance of just under 300 million kilometers, officials said.

“Hubble gives us the best measure of the size of comet Borisov’s nucleus, which is the really important part of the comet,” said David Jewitt, a professor of planetary science and astronomy at the University of California Los Angeles, in a statement.

The first image shows the comet in front of a distant spiral galaxy; the galaxy’s bright core is smeared in the image because Hubble was tracking the comet.

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Comet 2I/Borisov and Distant Galaxy in November 2019 ((NASA, ESA, and D. Jewitt (UCLA)))

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“Surprisingly, our Hubble images show that its nucleus is more than 15 times smaller than earlier investigations suggested it might be. The radius is smaller than half a kilometer. This is important because knowing the size helps us to determine the total number, and mass, of such objects in the solar system, and in the Milky Way. Borisov is the first known interstellar comet, and we would like to know how many others there are.”

According to scientists, 2I/Borisov may represent only the beginning of a series of discoveries of interstellar objects that visit our solar system.

It’s possible that there are thousands of such interstellar objects here at any given time; however, most of them are too faint to be detected with present-day telescopes.

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1,700-year-old Christian basilica discovered in Ethiopia

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a 1,700-year-old Christian basilica in Ethiopia.

The basilica, from the 4th century A.D., was found in Beta Samati, an ancient town that was once part of the Aksumite civilization.

The remains of the church date back to the time when Christianity became the official religion of the Aksumite empire.

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“Early basilicas in Ethiopia were key places of Christian worship, and the site at Beta Samati appears to be one of the first in the Aksumite kingdom — built shortly after King Ezana converted the empire to Christianity during the mid-fourth century AD,” researchers explain in a statement emailed to Fox News.

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A Christian stone pendant found in the basilica. (I. Dumitru/Antiquity Publications Ltd)

Secular and religious artifacts were discovered in and around the basilica, including animal figurines, crosses, stamp seals, and tokens that were likely used for trade and administration. Commercial and domestic buildings were also found at Beta Samati. A gold ring, which shows Roman influences, was also found in the basilica.

A paper on the research project has been published in the journal Antiquity.

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A gold ring, which shows Roman influences, was found in the basilica. (I. Dumitru)

“The Empire of Aksum was one of the world’s most influential ancient civilisations, but it remains one of the least widely known,” said Michael Harrower, associate professor of archaeology at Johns Hopkins University and lead author of the research, in the statement. “The excavations of Beta Samati help fill important gaps in our understanding of ancient Pre-Aksumite and Aksumite civilisations.”

Beta Samati means “house of audience” in the local language, which could point to its role as an important ancient administrative hub.

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The town was first occupied by the civilization known as pre-Aksumite around 750 B.C. and abandoned almost 1,000 years later, around 650 A.D. The ancient town was discovered in 2009.

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Thousands of ‘penis fish’ wash up on Northern California beach

Thousands of fat innkeeper worms, known as “penis fish,” have washed up on a beach in Northern California.

An image of the worms was posted on Instagram by Bay Nature magazine on Dec. 6.

“Thousands of these marine worms—called fat innkeeper worms, or ‘penis fish’—were found on Drake’s Beach last week!” said the magazine. “These phallic organisms are quite common along the West coast of North America, but they spend their whole lives in U-shaped burrows under the sand, so few beachgoers are aware of their existence.”

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Urechis unicinctus, known as penis fish, innkeeper worm or spoon worm at a market in South Korea – file photo. (iStock/Arrlxx)

In an article, Bay Nature magazine explained that the pulsating 10-inch worms may have been washed up by a strong storm that disrupted sediments in the intertidal zone.

Innkeeper worms, or Urechis unicinctus, are also found in the Elkhorn Slough nature reserve on Monterey Bay, California.

It lives in a ‘U-shaped’ tunnel or burrow and has a unique method of eating. It secretes a slime net, which serves to trap small food particles,” explains NOAA. “The worm circulates water through the tunnel, trapping food in the slime net. When the mucus net becomes loaded with food, the entire net, with its burden of food, is swallowed by the worm.”

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The worms can reach up to 19 inches long, but are usually six to nine inches long, according to NOAA.

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NASA picks site on asteroid Bennu where it will grab space rock sample

‘X’ marks the spot as NASA prepares for a historic asteroid mission.

NASA has selected the site on asteroid Bennu where its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will retrieve a sample of space rock.

Scientists identified four potential sites before picking a spot dubbed “Nightingale” that is located in Bennu’s northern hemisphere.

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“After thoroughly evaluating all four candidate sites, we made our final decision based on which site has the greatest amount of fine-grained material and how easily the spacecraft can access that material while keeping the spacecraft safe,” said Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx principal investigator at the University of Arizona in Tucson, in a statement. “Of the four candidates, site Nightingale best meets these criteria and, ultimately, best ensures mission success.”

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This image released by NASA shows sample site Nightingale, OSIRIS-REx’s primary sample collection site on asteroid Bennu. The image is overlaid with a graphic of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to illustrate the scale of the site. (NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona)

A second site, dubbed Osprey, has been picked as a backup for sample collection.

OSIRIS-REx, which stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer, launched in September 2016 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The spacecraft reached Bennu in December 2018.

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This is a mosaic image of asteroid Bennu, from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. (Credits: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona)

The spacecraft will use a robotic arm to grab the sample from Bennu.

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OSIRIS-Rex will make its first “touch-and-go” sample collection attempt in August 2020. The probe will depart Bennu in 2021 and is scheduled to return to Earth in September 2023, according to NASA.

The Associated Press contributed to this article. Fox News’ Jennifer Earl and Chris Ciaccia contributed to this article.

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Discovery of mini weapons shows how ancient Native American children learned survival skills

The discovery of child-sized weapons at a site in Oregon is shedding new light on ancient Native American childhood.

A new analysis of items recovered from the Par-Tee archaeological site at the mouth of the Columbia River revealed fragments of a number of atlatls; throwing tools that increased the velocity of darts.

“Until the invention of the bow and arrow, these ancient dart-throwing weapons were the pinnacle of projectile weaponry and their proper use was key to survival,” the researchers said in a statement emailed to Fox News.

Because the atlatls found at Par-Tee varied greatly in size, archaeologists concluded that many of them were designed to be used by children.

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“Basically, they scaled-down their atlatls so they were more easily usable is small hands,” said lead author Robert Losey, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Alberta and lead author of a study on the weapons, in the statement. “This helped children master the use of these weapons.”

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Different-sized Atlatl grips discovered at Par-Tee. (Robert J. Losey, & Emily Hull/Antiquity Publications Ltd)

The weapons date back to between 100 and 800 A.D.

A paper on the research is published in the journal Antiquity.

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In recent years, experts have been unearthing new details of centuries-old Native American sites. An ancient Native American village in Louisiana, for example, is revealing its secrets thanks to new research.

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Illustrations of Par-Tee atlatls. (Illustration by E. Hull/)

In another project, archaeologists discovered incredible evidence of a huge Wichita Indian town in Kansas that was once home to 20,000 people. In a separate project, archaeologists discovered an “unprecedented” 7,000-year-old Native American burial site beneath the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.

The ancient people of North America started building mounds as early as 4,500 B.C., experts say.

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In 2016, researchers at the Cahokia Mounds near Collinsville, Ill., released a study that sheds new light on the ancient city’s power structure.

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Last year a perfectly-preserved 1,000-year-old hunter’s dart was discovered in a melting ice patch in Canada’s remote Yukon Territory.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this article.

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New Zealand volcano dead include 2 teen brothers from Chicago area; parents still missing: reports

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A family with ties to the Chicago area has been confirmed to be among the victims of Monday’s devastating volcanic eruption in New Zealand, according to reports.

Teen brothers Berend and Matthew Hollander, ages 16 and 13, respectively, both born near Chicago, were confirmed as having been killed in the eruption by officials at the Australian school they have been attending, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Their parents, Martin and Barbara Hollander, ages 48 and 50, were listed among the people still unaccounted for following the explosion on New Zealand’s White Island.

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Martin Hollander was a native of Australia while Barbara Hollander was from the Chicago suburb of Northbrook, WLS-TV reported. The family lived in the Chicago area for a number of years, with Martin Hollander’s LinkedIn page listing at least two jobs in the area, the Tribune reported.

“They were a wonderful family, always helpful,” Craig Carlson, a former neighbor of the family in Illinois, told WLS.

The family returned to Australia several years ago, with both teens enrolled in the Knox Grammar School north of Sydney.

“It is with the greatest sadness that I can confirm that Matthew Hollander and Berend (known as ‘Ben’) Hollander have passed away in hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the White Island volcano eruption,” the school’s headmaster wrote in a letter to parents, the Tribune reported. “Please take some time to reflect on the lives of Matthew and Ben and this devastating loss for our community.”

Meanwhile, New Zealand officials said Thursday that efforts to recover bodies believed to be on the island will begin Friday.

Dozens of other visitors were badly burned in the blast, which occurred as a group of 47 tourists was touring the volcano area.

Dr. Peter Watson, a chief medical officer in New Zealand, said the country had ordered 1,300 square feet of skin from U.S.-based skin banks so that skin-grafting operations could be performed soon on the surviving victims.

The visitors included 24 Australians, nine Americans, five New Zealanders, four Germans, two Britons, two Chinese and a Malaysian, the Associated Press reported. Many were passengers on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that had left Sydney two days earlier.

Many of the Australians were being airlifted back to their home country for medical attention, The Australian newspaper reported.

Those injured included Matthew and Lauren Urey from Richmond, Va., a newly married couple visiting New Zealand on their honeymoon.

Matthew suffered burns to around 80 percent of his body, while Lauren suffered burns to about 25 percent of her body, family members told Richmond’s WTVR-TV. Relatives from the U.S. were heading to New Zealand to be with the couple as they recover, the report said.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday some injured Australians had been medically evacuated and such flights would continue. Australia previously said up to 10 such patients would be transferred to hospitals in Victoria and New South Wales states for further treatment.

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New Zealand’s GeoNet seismic monitoring agency on Thursday lowered White Island’s volcanic alert level to 2, noting there’s been no further eruption since Monday, when the level had briefly been raised to 4. Its alert level since late Monday had been 3 on a scale where 5 signifies a major eruption.

A further eruption in the next day still remains a possibility, the agency said, noting volcanic tremors are rising and steam and mud were being vented regularly.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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December ‘cold’ full moon is the decade’s last

The full moon of December — which is the final one of this decade — arrives tonight just after midnight.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, this December’s full moon, which is rising in Gemini, is being called the Cold Moon, the Long Night Moon and the Moon before Yule.

“The full moon is the culmination of a cycle. It’s all about peak intensity: concentrated energy from the preceding phase overflowing, spilling out into emotion, action and matter,” Diane Ahlquist, author of “The Moon + You,” told Refinery29.

Besides any astrological significance, full moons tend to be so bright that they overpower less bright objects in the night sky.

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The crew aboard the International Space Station took this image of a full moon on Aug. 13, 2019. They snapped the photo while orbiting 270 miles above the South Pacific Ocean.

According to NASA, Europeans named it the Long Night Moon because it is the full moon closest to the winter solstice.

“Factor in the influence of Gemini — a highly cerebral sign that pivots on a dime — and we may find ourselves with an overwhelming desire to unburden ourselves of our thoughts, opinions and truths on multiple topics,” Ahlquist told Refinery29.

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The moon will be in the sky for a total of 14 hours and 58 minutes, making Wednesday night into Thursday morning the longest full moon night of the year.

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Amazing picture shows the moment a horse looks like it’s hysterically laughing

This is a laughing matter.

A photographer in England has captured the remarkable moment when a horse looks like it is laughing hysterically, news agency SWNS reports.

Paul Williams, who took the pictures in a field in Cumbria, managed to snap the picture at the exact moment the horse had its eyes closed, head bowed and was showing off its teeth as it had just been told a side-splitting joke.

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This is the hilarious moment a horse looked like it was hysterically laughing in a field. With its eyes closed and head bowed, the horse flashes its teeth at photographer Paul Williams while in a field in Cumbria. (Credit: SWNS)

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“He was all on his own in the field pulling these funny faces and I just couldn’t resist,” Williams said in comments obtained by SWNS. “It was quite an uplifting and hilarious moment.”

Photographers have captured some remarkable images of mammals in recent weeks. A wildlife photographer at Serengeti National Park captured the moment a lion cub bellowed its first roar, reminiscent of a famous scene in the Disney movie “The Lion King.”

Earlier this week, another photographer captured remarkable images of a mother grizzly bear teaching her young cub how to scratch its back in Canada.

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Alaskan glacier seen shrinking over time in incredible new images

The retreat of Alaska’s Columbia glacier over the last 47 years can be seen in a new series of incredible images.

As Science News reports, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have been capturing images of Earth since 1972, which is a record of images that allows researchers to examine the progression of ice over time.

That progression includes the flow and retreat of glaciers, large chunks of ice calving off and more, University of Alaska glaciologist Mark Fahestock told the outlet.

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This false-color image of Alaska’s Columbia glacier was taken in July 2014. (NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey)

Fahestock and his colleagues chose Landsat images of several glaciers, including the Columbia glacier, and made them into a short movie.

The resulting video shows that the glacier has retreated by more than 20 kilometers since about 1980.

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The images were presented at the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting on Tuesday.

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Greenland ice melt ‘is accelerating,’ new study reveals

The Greenland ice sheet’s losses have accelerated dramatically since the 1990s and it’s now losing more than seven times as much ice per year, according to a new study.

The new assessment comes from an international group of 89 scientists that reviewed satellite observations over a 26-year period.

According to their research, published Tuesday in the journal Nature, Greenland’s contribution to overall sea-level rise is now tracking at what had been seen as a pessimistic projection of the future.

This means an additional 7 centimeters (2.7 inches) of ocean rise could be expected by the end of the century just from Greenland, experts say.

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A new study shows that Greenland’s ice sheet is melting at a faster rate. (Getty Images)

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“The simple formula is that around the planet, six million people are brought into a flooding situation for every centimeter of sea-level rise. So, when you hear about a centimeter rise, it does have an impact,” Andy Shepherd, of Leeds University, told BBC News.

The group of scientists reanalyzed data from 11 satellite missions flown from 1992 to 2018 — looking at repeat messurements of the ice sheet’s thickness, flow and gravity, BBC News reports.

Greenland, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, is the world’s largest island. The gigantic ice sheet that covers the island is over a mile thick at the center.

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