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16 July 2022

A bright comet in the inner solar system – and it swinging past Earth at the moment. Get out your binoculars. See https://phys.org/news/2022-07-k2-brightest-comet-solar-earth.html … for more information. However, the comet is also known as PANStarrs -= see https://spaceweather com … for the 15th July [you will need to scroll down the date]. A nice image of this interloper – but will it burst into life as it approaches the Sun?

Over at https://phys.org/news/2022-07-fast-evolving-transient-musses2020j-early-evolution.html … a Japanise radion telescope at the National Astronomical Observatory in Japan, is in the search for early phase supernovae.

While at https://phys.org/news/2022-07-antarctic-ice-sheet-advanced-retreated.html … a piece of research on the obvious – but couched in alarmist rhetoric. The Antarctic ice sheet has advanced, and has retreated. As an example they cite 5000 years ago, which coincides with what is known as the Piorra Oscillation. The Wiki has a good piece on this event which lasted around 200 years and is defined by falling temperatures, globally. Hence, why the Antarctic ice sheet advanced at this time. I suppose they are preaching to the faithful, and have the requisite scary phraseology.

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