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We’re All Getting An EXTRA Second Tonight – Here’s Why

Earth’s time lords have decided to add a leap second to time to reflect the general slowing of the Earth’s rotation around the sun. There have been concerns that the step could affect computer systems across the world, but experts say the move is necessary because our time would eventually go out of sync with solar time. In other words, the clock might say it is the middle of the day but it would be night time. And while it would take…

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14 Amazing Photos of Earth from Space

Awesome gallery looking at Earth from space – showing the beauty of our planet from stunning storms to cities and landscapes. Astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS) regularly tweet images taken from their incredible vantage point about 200 miles over Earth. Here’s a selection of some recent images taken by Sam Cristoforetti, Terry W. Virts and Anton Shkaplerov. MORE TOP STORIES – CLICK BELOW This Photo Was Taken Using A KITE! See More Pictures Here Red Arrows Photos: Stunning Winter…

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

“Meteorite strike”: may have been part of house-sized asteroid predicted to pass “close” to Earth

Officials think part of a house sized asteroid that was predicted to skirt past our planet could be behind a mysterious explosion in central America. At the time of closest approach, the asteroid was predicted to be about one-tenth the distance from the centre of our planet to the moon – that’s about 25,000 miles (40,000 kilometres). Experts at US space agency Nasa said that the 60ft (20 metre) asteroid – designated 2014 RC – would safely pass us by during the weekend just passed. Meteorite hits…

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