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Could Ohio be home to the U.S. Space Command headquarters?

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Ohio politicians hope the state catches President Joe Biden’s eye as the next home for the U.S. Space Command – but they may be reaching for the stars.

As the Biden administration continues what has become a politicized search for the Space Command’s headquarters, elected officials at the local, state and federal levels want Ohio – specifically its Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton – to be the No. 1 choice.

“Our vision is that Ohio becomes a global leader in aviation, aerospace,” state Rep. Adam Holmes (R-Nashport) told fellow lawmakers Tuesday morning.

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Planet orbiting 2 stars discovered using new technique

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – An international team of astronomers is the first to apply an old technique to discover a new type of planet that orbits two stars – what is known as a circumbinary planet.

As an added bonus, researchers found a second planet that is orbiting the same two stars, which is only the second confirmed multi-planet circumbinary system found to date. The study was published today in the journal Nature Astronomy.

Circumbinary planets were once relegated to only science fiction, but thanks to data collected from NASA’s Kepler mission, astronomers now know that multiple star systems are more common than previously thought. While many may not have planets of their own, roughly half the stars in the sky are made up of double, triple or quaternary formations. The other half are single stars like our sun, yet despite their quantity, scientists understand very little about the planets that form around multiple star systems.

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Plan now for the 2024 solar eclipse in Ohio

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Where will you be when the moon blocks the sun in April 2024?

If you live in Ohio, you will not have to travel far to experience the total solar eclipse.

NASA just released a map that shows the next two solar eclipses that can be seen in the U.S.

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OSU student developing wearable tech for NASA

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. student Allyanna Rice can’t help but be impressed by 70 years of innovation, in particular in the way of wearable antennas on display at the ElectroScience Laboratory on OSU’s campus.

“It’s cool to see kind of the history of our lab. It’s been around since the 40s,” said Rice.

The natural evolution of technology has brought her to this point.

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ODNR celebrates Earth Science Week

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Geological Survey is inviting Ohioans of all ages to celebrate Earth Science Week.

A series of activities and programs will highlight the annual celebration Oct. 9-Oct. 15.

“Teaching people about the importance of earth sciences is vital to sustaining the world in which we live,” Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said. “These hands-on lessons will be essential to educating and inspiring the next generation of people who will love and care for our planet.”

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