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Learning from Hurricane Michael

When Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle on October 10, 2018, it made history. Michael’s 160-mph sustained winds helped make it the most powerful hurricane on record for the area. The Category 5 hurricane caused 74 deaths and $25.5 billion dollars of property damage. As people of the Florida coast picked up the pieces and tried to rebuild ...

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Rocky Planets Might Need to be the Right age to Support Life

Extrasolar planets are being discovered at a rapid rate, with 4,531 planets in 3,363 systems (with another 7,798 candidates awaiting confirmation). Of these, 166 have been identified as rocky planets (aka. “Earth-like”), while another 1,389 have been rocky planets that are several times the size of Earth (“Super-Earths). As more and more discoveries are made, the focus is shifting from ...

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