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The Record Breaking Fires of California are Not Slowing down Anytime Soon

The Record Breaking Fires of California are Not Slowing down Anytime Soon

The fire at the Mendocino Complex is now the largest fire in the history of California in terms of the area burned and it is expected to grow even more in the coming days. Earth is considered a highly flammable planet given its atmospheric oxygen, widespread lightening and volcanic ignitions, spells of extremely dry climate,…

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A Gigantic Space Rock Heading Straight To Earth Today

A Gigantic Space Rock Heading Straight To Earth Today

The ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid Phaeton 3200 will zoom past Earth today. Phaeton 3200 is named “potentially hazardous” because it has the potential to pass dangerously close to Earth, at a distance of 4.65 million miles. It is the third largest near-Earth PHA (Potentially Hazardous Asteroid) and it’s named for its proximity to Earth. The asteroid…

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