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February 5, 2019

Western Cuba Got Showered by Meteorites in Broad Daylight

This is it. Real stone from Viñales pic.twitter.com/AkWjkOQlHn — Yankier Paz (@YankierPaz) February 1, 2019 Residents of Viñales, a town in western Cuba, were in for a surprise on the afternoon of February 1, when a large plume of smoke appeared in the sky, followed by a loud boom. By all accounts, a meteorite had struck, causing an explosion and flashes of light.

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December 28, 2018

Mark Your Calendars for a Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Appearing in January 2019

If you love stargazing, you have an even better reason to look forward to 2019. The new year is going to start off brilliant thanks to a rare phenomenon called a Super Blood Wolf Moon. It will occur on January 20 or January 21, depending on your location in the United States. The totality of the event, or the point at which it’s the most visible, will happen at about 9:12 p.m. PST (January 20) or 12:12 a.m. EST (January 21).

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December 6, 2018

Pantone Announces Vibrant and Soothing ‘Living Coral’ as 2019 Color of the Year

It’s that time of the year again. As anyone who loves color knows, for the past 20 years Pantone selects the “Color of the Year,” setting trends in fashion, product design, home furnishings, and interiors. With 2018 coming to an end, Pantone announced which hue takes top prize as 2019 Color of the Year, and it’s a nostalgic throwback. Living Coral is the Color of the Year for 2019.

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November 20, 2018

Google’s New Night Sight Lets You Take Photos in Virtual Darkness

For most of us, our go-to camera is the one built into our smartphone. While technological improvements mean that these cameras can take stunning, near-professional quality photographs there’s one situation where they tend to underperform—low light. Now Google is changing that with Night Sight, a new functionality rolled out on the Pixel Camera app that allows for incredible low light photos without flash.

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