Scientists consider how to visit the closest exoplanet

Scientists consider how to visit the closest exoplanet

Scientists consider how to visit the closest exoplanet Scientists :Even at only around 4 light-years, a trip from Earth to Proxima b might still take tens of thousands of years Scientists :By now, you probably have heard that astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet orbiting the star closest to our sun. That star, Proxima Centauri, is 4.2 light-years away. In miles, that’s like 25 trillion. The new planet’s name is Proxima b. Because its star is so relatively close, some people wonder whether it would be possible to go there.…

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Thousands of Christians expected for rapturous Holy Fire ceremony

Thousands of Christians expected for rapturous Holy Fire ceremony

Thousands of Christians expected for rapturous Holy Fire ceremony Thousands : JERUSALEM (RNS) On Saturday (April 15), thousands of Orthodox Christians will crowd the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to watch the Greek Orthodox patriarch emerge from the structure surrounding Jesus’ tomb with two lit candles. The ceremony, known as Holy Fire, is described by Orthodox Christians as a “miracle” that occurs each year on Holy Saturday, the day preceding Easter. As part of the ceremony, a fire rises from the slab of stone where Jesus’ body was laid after his crucifixion,…

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‘President Trump should hear and understand’: Quebec City unites in grief for six killed in mosque massacre as thousands hold vigil in sub-zero temperatures

'President Trump should hear and understand': Quebec City unites in grief for six killed in mosque massacre as thousands hold vigil in sub-zero temperatures

‘President Trump should hear and understand’: Quebec City unites in grief for six killed in mosque massacre as thousands hold vigil in sub-zero temperatures President : They were shocked, but mostly mournful, as the people of Quebec City turned out in their thousands to honor the victims of the massacre in the mosque. Candles were lit and placed in the snow piles and prayers were said in the sub-zero temperatures in respect to the fallen six, alleged to have been gunned down by local student Alexandre Bissonnette. There had been…

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Community digs can inspire the next generation of archaeologists

community digs can inspire the next generation of archaeologists

Community digs can inspire the next generation of archaeologists  On hundreds of projects across the country, thousands of volunteers are coming together to unearth the past. Michael Dafydd Nevell digs the dirt on the joys of archaeology The saying goes the past should be left in the past, but not of course when it comes to archaeology. In fact, if recent figures are anything to go by, it seems many of us can’t get enough of the past influencing our present – more than 70 per cent of adults visited a historic site in England within…

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