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Celebrate The December Solstice With SkyNews

Christmas is on the way, but before we celebrate that we can celebrate the December solstice. In case you didn’t know, the solstice will occur on December 21. For those of us in the Northern hemisphere, the solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. How does that happen? Read on to find out: What Happens During a Solstice? A solstice is an astronomical event caused by the Earth’s tilt on axis and its motion in orbit. The Earth is tilted…

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World’s Largest Radio Telescope Called FAST Unveiled

Scientists in Guizhou, China completed development of a Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) on September 25. It’s currently the world’s largest single-dish telescope and is also poised to bring in a new era of radio astronomy thanks to its size and the complication of the technology behind it. While FAST has its inauguration ceremony, scientists still have to debug the telescope, a process which may take as long as 3 years (or more) to complete. After that, teams from around the world will be…

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