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Virgin Galactic successfully launches tourism rocket ship into space for first time

Virgin Galactic successfully launches tourism rocket ship into space for first time

Virgin's twin-fuselage carrier airplane holding the SpaceShipTwo passenger spacecraft took off soon after 7am local time from the Mojave Air and Space Port, about 145 km north of Los Angeles. ET, laun...

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Virgin Galactic completes crewed space test, more flights soon

Virgin Galactic completes crewed space test, more flights soon

Virgin Galactic carried out a test flight of the "SpaceShipTwo" passenger craft with 2 pilots on board on Thursday. "From our Virgin companies' point of view, a hard Brexit would torpedo some of ...

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Geminid meteor shower: How and when to watch

Geminid meteor shower: How and when to watch

The meteor shower was set to be streamed through Slooh, a network of telescopes, on Thursday night as well. The Geminid meteor shower occurs every December, when the Earth passes through the tai...

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Alberta Seeks ‘Expressions Of Interest’ To Build A New Oil Refinery

Alberta Seeks ‘Expressions Of Interest’ To Build A New Oil Refinery

Notley has called on Trudeau to get Trans Mountain moving and also roll back on two bills now before Parliament - a northern B.C. coast tanker ban and changes to rules for energy megaprojects - whic...

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NASA's Voyager 2 probe 'leaves the Solar System' and enters interstellar space

NASA's Voyager 2 probe 'leaves the Solar System' and enters interstellar space

Voyager 1 followed its twin into the sky on September 5, 1977. Scientists were able to use data from an instrument on Voyager 2 called the Plasma Science Experiment to detect a sharp drop in the ...

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NASA's InSight lander sends back first selfie on Red Planet

NASA's InSight lander sends back first selfie on Red Planet

This is the same imaging process used by NASA's Curiosity rover mission, in which many overlapping pictures are taken and later stitched together. Mars' Elysium Planitia region (which sits just ...

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Severe tropical cyclone bears down on north Australia coast

Severe tropical cyclone bears down on north Australia coast

Cyclone Owen could hit a remote part of the Queensland coast as early as Friday night, as a severe category four storm packing wind gusts of 280km/h. "Tonight, bed down and stay safe, take your medi...

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Geminid Meteor Shower Could Be Best Meteor Shower Of The Year

Geminid Meteor Shower Could Be Best Meteor Shower Of The Year

The Geminid is likely to be at it's most visible between midnight and 2am when there will be around 100-120 meteors per hour. The slow-moving showers are usually seen around December every year but ...

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Watch Russian cosmonauts spacewalk to check out hole in Soyuz capsule

Watch Russian cosmonauts spacewalk to check out hole in Soyuz capsule

Roscosmos has ruled out a manufacturing defect causing the 2 mm-wide hole found in August on the Russian Soyuz capsule, but NASA has sought to dampen speculation of sabotage. As he vigorously cut in...

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Russia is treating the space station hole like a forensic investigation

The pair of Russian cosmonauts used knives and shears to cut samples from around the hole in the Soyuz spacecraft. Rumors the hole could be the work of a saboteur began after Roscosmos chief, Dmitry...

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Dracula ant's jaw snap is fastest on Earth at 320km/h

Dracula ant's jaw snap is fastest on Earth at 320km/h

The world's fastest-moving animal is an ant. So the ants feed prey to its kids, then sucks their children's blood to get vital nutrients. This ant has a speedy snap-jaw. "Scientists have described m...

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NASA's InSight Mars Lander Sends Back First Selfie on Mars

NASA's InSight Mars Lander Sends Back First Selfie on Mars

This image shows InSight's solar panels and deck; on top of the deck are its science instruments, weather sensor booms and UHF antenna. NASA will determine where to place InSight's instruments ov...

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Great Barrier Reef Adapts To Ocean Warming

Great Barrier Reef Adapts To Ocean Warming

After the massive bleaching in 2016, scientists discovered that the coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef have become more resistant to last year's marine heatwave. Bleached corals aren't dead, and ca...

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'Key issues unresolved', UN chief warns climate talks

'Key issues unresolved', UN chief warns climate talks

Climate negotiators told IANS that Espinosa's plea comes in the wake of sharp differences between the rich and poor countries over climate finance, transfer of technology and mitigation. Garber, a s...

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Spacewalkers succeed in finding mystery hole in capsule

Cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev cut samples of material around the tiny dimple, first identified in August , when the two-millimeter cavity caused an air leak at the ISS. Samples a...

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China space: China's daughter of the Moon is successfully launched

China space: China's daughter of the Moon is successfully launched

It will also perform radio-astronomical studies that, because the far side always faces away from Earth, will be "free from interference from our planet's ionosphere, human-made radio frequencies and ...

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Scientists Discover Water on Asteroid Bennu Using NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft

Scientists Discover Water on Asteroid Bennu Using NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft

NASA's OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft has got to work immediately after arriving at the asteroid on December 3 after travelling more than a BILLION miles through the cosmos. "Our initial data show that the t...

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Comet 46P Wirtanen: How to view Christmas comet

Comet 46P Wirtanen: How to view Christmas comet

Even cooler is that the resulting debris coming off a comet this size can often spark a meteor shower! In images, it can be seen glowing a gorgeous green colour and is so bright that it blocks out ...

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The year's most spectacular meteor shower is this weekend

The year's most spectacular meteor shower is this weekend

During the peak of the showers, there is the chance to see up to 120 meteors per hour. They can appear anywhere in the sky, however, and actually leave longer trails the farther from the radiant they ...

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Voyager 2 probe moves into interstellar space

Voyager 2 probe moves into interstellar space

But reaching the interstellar medium is an impressive feat either way - it means both Voyagers would finally be flying through the void between the stars, where the Sun's solar winds are no longer abl...

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First ministers’ meeting likely to be most fractious, least productive for PM

First ministers’ meeting likely to be most fractious, least productive for PM

And the Alberta government purchased ads in Quebec newspapers Friday morning pointing to its website keepcanadaworking.ca, which advocates the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline and claims e...

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NASA spacecraft captures 'unwordly' sound of wind on Mars

NASA spacecraft captures 'unwordly' sound of wind on Mars

NASA's InSight spacecraft flipped open the lens cover on its Instrument Context Camera on November 30, 2018, and captured this dust-flecked view of Mars . "But it also has an unworldly feel to it". ...

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China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon

China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon

The biggest challenge will be establishing communication with the far side of the moon, which is unreachable by direct signal and invisible from Earth, said professor Ouyang Ziyuan of the Chinese Acad...

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China's mission to the farside of the Moon

China's mission to the farside of the Moon

Named the " lunar mini biosphere ", the experiment, which was conceived and designed by a total of 28 Chinese universities, is a plant cultivation concept involving a 3kg container with arabidopsis ...

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Delta IV Heavy NROL- 71 Mission Profile

Delta IV Heavy NROL- 71 Mission Profile

Team Vandenberg is scheduled to support the launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload from Space Launch Complex-6 on Friday, Dec. I...

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Trump targets pair of Obama-era green rules to boost oil, coal

Trump targets pair of Obama-era green rules to boost oil, coal

The Trump administration will reverse an Obama-era coal emissions rule as part of its effort to loosen restrictions on the coal industry, just days after a United States government report warned that ...

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Falcon 9 Rocket Crashes After Successful ISS Cargo Delivery

Falcon 9 Rocket Crashes After Successful ISS Cargo Delivery

A SpaceX rocket booster is still floating in the ocean after the Falcon 9 missed its intended ground target and splash-landed following Wednesday's launch from Cape Canaveral. In spite of this space...

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SpaceX launches cargo to space station

SpaceX launches cargo to space station

After a 24-hour delay due to bad mice food, SpaceX is targeting Wednesday afternoon to launch supplies to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station . Minutes later, the ...

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NASA Released Breathtaking New Images From The Surface Of Mars

NASA Released Breathtaking New Images From The Surface Of Mars

The Nasa InSight lander captured a "haunting, low rumble caused by vibrations from the wind", which is the only audio that's ever been heard from the Red Planet. This latest collection of images fro...

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Endangered Hawaiian monk seals face new challenge: eels stuck up their noses

Endangered Hawaiian monk seals face new challenge: eels stuck up their noses

It has since happened enough times for the monk seal program to develop guidelines on how to remove the eels . Oddly, it seems to always be in the right nostril, but "I don't really think that mean...

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