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Female whale sharks are officially the biggest fish in the sea – CNET

… that we know of.

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Ohhh, who is the biggest fish under the sea? Rhin-codon ty-phus! 
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It’s pretty well undisputed that whale sharks are gigantic. With an average adult length of eight or nine meters (roughly 28 feet), they’re whoppers compared with some of your favorite marine life forms. But for almost a decade, the battle of the sexes remained: Who’s bigger, male or female?
According to a new study, published in Frontiers in Marine Science on Wednesday, a decade-lon…

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NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station – The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space – more than 200 miles above Earth. Rubins is just outside Moscow…

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ATLANTA (AP) NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space more than 200 miles above Earth.
Rubins is just outside Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two cosmonauts for a mid-October launch and a six-month stay at the International Space Station.
I think its really important for everybody to vote, Rubins said. If we can do it from space, then I believe folks can do it from the ground, too.
Most U.S. astronauts live in H…

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Study Reveals Sapiens Copulated the Y Out of Neanderthals – Ancient Origins

Early human interbreeding with our “cousins” the Denisovans and Neanderthals is an established fact but newly sequenced Neanderthal Y-chromosomes tell scientists that modern humans are the product of a complex history of interspecies sex.

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Early human interbreeding  with our cousins the  Denisovans and Neanderthals is an established fact but newly sequenced Neanderthal Y-chromosomes tell scientists that modern humans are the product of a complex history of interspecies sex. Neanderthals had lived in  Eurasia for more than 300,000 years, when our modern human ancestors left  Africa in the most recent wave some 60,00070,000 years ago. When the two groups met in Eurasia around 45,000-years-ago they mated and a whole new kind of human…

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See a 360 Degree Juno-Eye View of Jupiter During an Io Eclipse – Universe Today

Yesterday, we posted some incredible photos from the Juno Probe’s 29th flyby of Jupiter. Juno is in a highly elliptical orbit. It buzzes the planet at an altitude of 4,200km and then sweeps out to 8.1 million. Completing this circuit every 53 days, Juno only …

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Yesterday, we posted some incredible photos from the Juno Probes 29th flyby of Jupiter. Juno is in a highly elliptical orbit. It buzzes the planet at an altitude of 4,200km and then sweeps out to 8.1 million. Completing this circuit every 53 days, Juno only spends 2 hours within close proximity to Jupiter reducing the probes exposure to harmful radiation of high energy particles accelerated by Jupiters magnetic field.
Io Eclipse on Jupiter from Juno Perijove 22 – NASA/JPL/Kevin Gill
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