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SCIENCE AND NATURE

The forecast held true, with a very dark moon during totality. The likely culprit? Volcanic dust.
The space station will make multiple, bright passes this week. And don't forget — we have a total lunar eclipse Sunday night, May 15.
Sometimes hunters don’t shoot when they can, for many reasons, and that’s OK.
Retired teacher Larry Weber, a Barnum resident, is the author of several books, including “Butterflies of the North Woods,” “Spiders of the North Woods,” “Webwood” and “In a Patch of Goldenrods.” Contact him via Katie Rohman at krohman@duluthnews.com.

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Astronomers release the first photos of the monster, gyrating black hole at the heart of the galaxy.
We have a complete viewing guide for you. Observers should be alert for an unusually dark eclipse because of the recent Tonga volcanic eruption.
It looks for all the world like a spaceship crashed on Mars. Find out what really happened.
A new National Geographic book by Stephanie Pearson is rooted in her childhood exploring Duluth's Hartley Park.
Retired teacher Larry Weber, a Barnum resident, is the author of several books, including “Butterflies of the North Woods,” “Spiders of the North Woods,” “Webwood” and “In a Patch of Goldenrods.” Contact him via Katie Rohman at krohman@duluthnews.com.
The annual Eta Aquariid meteor shower happens this week. Have a scope? You might be able to spot an exploding star.

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One of 54 deer shot by sharpshooters carried the disease.
Landmark Conservancy gets state funds to help protect land used by Birkie ski race, wildlife.
The big lake is at its average level for May 1.

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