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Weather and water levels affecting wild birds in parts of Wayne County and up north

Weather and water levels affecting wild birds in parts of Wayne County and up north

The wild birds in parts of Wayne County and in up north have been badly affected by Weather and water levels. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has detected type C botulism in 50 lifeless mallard ducks discovered near Marsh Creek in Woodhaven, and also some wild waterfowl in the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay. Around 20 mallards have been found dead in the region.

DNR WDL pathologist Julie Melotti said in a statement that though this isn’t uncommon, they will keep on monitoring the locations and other sites, for dead birds.

Cold traps confirmed on Ceres: Research

Cold traps confirmed on Ceres

Astronomers have unveiled that many permanently shadowed regions and craters have been spotted by NASA’s Dawn space prove on dwarf planet Ceres. These regions as per the researchers are cold traps, where ice can collect over time.

Researcher Norbert Schorghofer from the University of Hawaii at Manoa said that Ceres is having sufficient amount of water to hold on water molecules. Also, the shadowed regions being found by Dawn are colder than most that exist on the moon or Mercury.

National Park Service finds Two Litters of Mountain Lion Kittens in California

National Park Service finds Two Litters of Mountain Lion Kittens in California

Two litters of mountain lion kittens have been spotted in California’s Santa Susana Mountains, said the National Park Service officials in a statement. The blue-eyed kittens, born to two different mothers, have the same father, the officials added.

Last month, the National Park Service reported that its researchers saw five kittens in the Californian mountain range. The large transverse range of mountains is known for connecting mountain lions from Santa Monica Mountains and national forest Los Padres National Forest.

Astronomers find strong evidence of water clouds on body outside solar system, first time ever

Astronomers find strong evidence of water clouds on body outside solar system, first time ever

Astronomers have for the first time ever detected strong proof of water clouds on a body beyond the solar system. The researchers said that the latest observations of a frigid object known as WISE 0855, present 7.2 light-years from our planet, suggested that the ‘failed star’ has water clouds,or water ice, in its atmosphere.

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Beachgoers in Massachusetts could get little more space for beach activities

Beachgoers in Massachusetts could get little more space for beach activities

Massachusetts’ beachgoers may again get some more space for picnic, to take their pooches on walks and play Frisbee as part of a statewide conservation plan focused at protecting the piping plover.

A latest plan announced on Friday has permitted towns to ask for relaxation of restrictions on beach activities that have been there for the protection of the endangered shorebirds and let them safely raise their chicks.

HD 131399Ab is one of smallest, coolest exoplanets ever imaged directly

HD 131399Ab is one of smallest, coolest exoplanets ever imaged directly

A research paper published in the journal Science has unveiled about an exoplanet named HD 131399Ab in a triple star system. Another interesting thing about this star, detected through direct imaging, is that it should not be where it is currently present.

Space telescope combines three images almost 10 years apart of famous nebula

Space telescope combines three images almost 10 years apart of famous nebula

The space telescope has merged three pictures nearly a decade apart of the well known nebula, underlining violent dynamics swirling deep inside the core. Around 1,000 years back a huge star arrived at the end of its natural life and Chinese and Japanese astronomers captured seeing the bright supernova turning into the night sky’s second brightest object (first one is the moon).

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