Science News – December 27th, 2015

Science News! Let’s take a look at some of the important developments in science this week…

First, on Christmas Eve an asteroid at least 3600 ft long passed by the earth at a distance 6.8 million miles (about 28 times the distance between earth and the moon). Three years from now this same asteroid will pass even closer at a distance of 1.8 million miles. Read more from NASA here.

Second, researchers have found a new way to disperse and stabilize nano particles in molten metals to create a super strong but lightweight metal that could be used to make lighter airplanes, cars, spacecraft, etc. Read more from Phys.org here.

Third, a new species of deep ocean shark, dubbed the “ninja lantern shark” has been discovered. The shark is uniformly black and has less light emitting photophores than other lantern shark species. Read more from the Huffington Post here.

Those are just a few of the exciting things going on in the world of science this week. Have you heard about any other interesting science news lately? Leave a comment and let us know!

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