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Massive dust storm on Mars has become a 'global weather event'

Massive dust storm on Mars has become a 'global weather event'

As of Tuesday morning, NASA confirmed that the Martian dust storm has now grown in size and is now officially a "planet-encircling" dust event. Curiosity's engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Labora...

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Millions of British children exposed to harmful pollution

Millions of British children exposed to harmful pollution

Bill Chapple OBE, county council cabinet member for planning and environment said: "Together with the districts we met in May for the country's first ever Air Quality conference to explore joined up w...

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SpaceX wins $130M Air Force contract to launch spy satellite

The Air Force Space Command-52 satellite flight is believed to be the first time that the Falcon Heavy rocket has competed head-to-head with a United Launch Alliance rocket for a military mission, and...

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Summer solstice 2013: Longest day, best Mercury-spotting

In the Southern Hemisphere, it marks the start of winter. Both the winter and summer solstice events are traditionally celebratory, and in many cultures throughout history they have held a great...

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Research: T. Rex couldn't stick out its tongue

They looked at hyoids in dinosaurs and in their closest living relatives, birds and crocodilians, to see if they could lick the problem of tongue-wagging capabilities in extinct dinosaurs. Modern ...

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Ancient Sea Creature Named After President Obama: Here's The Simple Reason Why

Ancient Sea Creature Named After President Obama: Here's The Simple Reason Why

The name is meant to honor President Obama's love of the sciences . Termed the Attenborites janeae , it owes its second part to Jane Fargher, whose property its fossil was found on. Both fossil ...

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Toxic plant that burns skin, causes blindness spreading in U.S.

Toxic plant that burns skin, causes blindness spreading in U.S.

The massive stalks can grow from 7 to 14 feet tall, and the leaves can stretch five feet across. Experts like MASSEY HERBARIUM said GIANT HOGWEED is much larger than chunkier leaves. "The phototox...

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Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years - USA

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years - USA

As per one space enthusiast, said on Twitter that this marks the approach of the red planet to Earth as close and it has happened after the August 27th, 2003, the time in which the Mars has ma...

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Mars rover still silent as red planet dust storm goes global

The Martian dust storm has grown in size and is now officially a "planet-encircling" dust event. Tau was last measured near 11 over Opportunity, thick enough that accurate measurements are no longer p...

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Extreme Weather On Venus Alters The Planet’s Days’ Length

Extreme Weather On Venus Alters The Planet’s Days’ Length

But the atmosphere of Venus is quite impressing and speedy because the clouds on top of the Venusian mountains revolves around the planet once every four Earth days. Toward evening, the stability of t...

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The World's Oldest Known Sumatran Orangutan Has Died at Age 62

The World's Oldest Known Sumatran Orangutan Has Died at Age 62

Puan was given to Perth zoo in 1968 and is believed to have been born in Sumatra 1956. Its descendants now make up almost 10 per cent of the total population of the species in zoos around the world....

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For 6 Weeks, Mars Will Appear Larger, Brighter to Earth Stargazers

It occurs when the Earth passes directly between Mars and the sun and as a result, brings the two planets closer to each other. "An opposition can occur anywhere along Mars" orbit. Giant Jupiter e...

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Over 300000 US coastal homes at risk of flooding by 2045

Over 300000 US coastal homes at risk of flooding by 2045

The acceleration of sea level rise which is primarily driven by climate change, is predicted to worsen tidal flooding in the U.S. The 28-page report from the Union of Concerned Scientists said mor...

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President Trump announces formation of Space Force

President Trump announces formation of Space Force

But it may be years before such a force is fully established. Presumably, this would replace the Air Force Space Command, which now oversees military satellites, space communications, and more. Chie...

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Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf

Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf

Confusion about the animal was likely due to the condition of the animal and the photos, which seemed to show short legs and big ears, according to FWP. Fish and Wildlife Service: "Within species ther...

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Satellites document alarming ice loss in Antarctica

Satellites document alarming ice loss in Antarctica

Andrew Shepherd of University of Leeds , England said that Antarctica alone can contribute half a foot of water to the sea level rise by the end of this century. The study, Choosing the future o...

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NASA’s Opportunity Rover Threatened By Giant Storm On Mars

NASA’s Opportunity Rover Threatened By Giant Storm On Mars

One of the major concern is also that even if the storm abates later it will take several days for the rover to charge its batteries for it to come back online and make contact with its team on eart...

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Supermassive black hole violently swallows star, and researchers watch

Supermassive black hole violently swallows star, and researchers watch

Well on January 30, 2005, scientists detected an infrared emission emerging from the nucleus of one the galaxies in Arp 299 using the William Herschel Telescope . The activity around the supermass...

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Sen. Inhofe criticizes Scott Pruitt, wants face-to-face meeting with embattled EPA chief

Sen. Inhofe criticizes Scott Pruitt, wants face-to-face meeting with embattled EPA chief

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is facing fresh skepticism among Republicans, including one of his staunchest supporters from the Sooner State. "Pruitt had aide, GOP donors help wife find job", the c...

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Ford to Scrap Ontario's Carbon System in Challenge to Trudeau

Ford to Scrap Ontario's Carbon System in Challenge to Trudeau

Calling the system ineffective and a burden on families, Ford said he will give notice of the province's withdrawal from the carbon pricing market it shares with Quebec and California. His pledge to e...

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Three baby planets hanging around a star discovered by astronomers

Three baby planets hanging around a star discovered by astronomers

Image: The ALMA data set shows a "kink" in the material, which indicates a planets. The rings and gaps in these discs provide intriguing circumstantial evidence for the presence of protoplanets [1]....

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Woman sues Nasa over ownership of moon dust vial

Woman sues Nasa over ownership of moon dust vial

District Court in Kansas to make a decision regarding the rightful owner of the vial. "There is no law against private persons owning lunar material", Cicco's lawsuit asserts. "There is no law again...

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Climate change accelerating rise in sea levels

Climate change accelerating rise in sea levels

According to a new study by the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise ( IMBIE ), now considered to be the most complete and up-to-date picture of the changes happening to the Antarctic ic...

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Stephen Hawking's voice to beamed into space at final send-off

Stephen Hawking's voice to beamed into space at final send-off

Hawking is being interred at Westminster Abbey on Friday, with a thousand members of the public (selected through a lottery system) present for the ceremony. Stephen Hawking will take his place among ...

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Largest ice sheet on Earth was stable throughout last warm period

Largest ice sheet on Earth was stable throughout last warm period

That's up from 84 billion tons ten years ago, and 54 billion tons ten years before that. An global team of polar scientists found that melting in Antarctica has jumped sharply from an average ...

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Albert Einstein's travel diaries reveal his racism on tour of Asia

Einstein observes how "Chinese don't sit on benches while eating but squat like Europeans do when they relieve themselves out in the leafy woods". 'All this occurs quietly and demurely. "One has t...

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Nashville leaders react to news of North America's 2026 World Cup

Mexico and Canada will get 10 games each. The current plan is for the U.S.to host 60 matches. Want to know who will win the first match of the World Cup? Potential host cities include New York...

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Opportunity Rover Fighting for Its Life During Huge Martian Sand Storm

Opportunity Rover Fighting for Its Life During Huge Martian Sand Storm

The updrafts of dust can trigger more winds, triggering a feedback loop that fuels the birth of a dust storm. The map demonstrated the rising storm with a blue point depicting the location of the O...

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French farmers to stage refinery blockade

French farmers to stage refinery blockade

The refinery protests in France also illustrate a souring relationship between farmers in the EU's biggest agricultural producer and the government of President Emmanuel Macron. All in all, 16 sit...

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Unprecedented Mars Dust Storm Might Have Killed the Opportunity Rover

Unprecedented Mars Dust Storm Might Have Killed the Opportunity Rover

On Wednesday, NASA said it would hold a press conference later in the day to update the world on both the progress of the dust storm and the status of the rover. "That wind kicks up yet more dust, c...

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