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Bright light spotted over California was likely a meteor, weather service says

Bright light spotted over California was likely a meteor, weather service says

California's skies are regularly peppered with the bright trails of rockets blasting off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc. "Or aliens. One of the two". There was some initial speculation...

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U.K. Parliament to resume Brexit deal debate on January 9

U.K. Parliament to resume Brexit deal debate on January 9

Ms Rudd backed the idea of an indicative vote to find which Brexit options MPs would be prepared to support if the prime minister's deal is rejected. "Whether we're going to be able to get enough to...

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First Day of Winter: 4 Fast Facts

First Day of Winter: 4 Fast Facts

In the Quad Cities, we will have precisely 9 hours and 10 minutes of daylight with 14 hours and 50 minutes of darkness. Irish Tourism and the Office of Public Works teamed up in 2017 to ensure that ...

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Winter solstice weekend will shine with a rare moon event

Winter solstice weekend will shine with a rare moon event

This year, the winter solstice will be accompanied by a "full cold moon"-which is essentially the name given in the northern hemisphere to the full moon that occurs in December". Starting Saturday, ...

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PM Morrison defends emissions target track

PM Morrison defends emissions target track

The government published its 2018 emissions projections report on Friday, just before Christmas, in its now customary routine of releasing greenhouse data just before a public holiday. Our 2020 target...

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Astronomers prepare for December’s Cold Moon

Astronomers prepare for December’s Cold Moon

The December Solstice occurs when the Sun reaches its most southerly declination, that's when the North Pole is tilted furthest away from the Sun. The Ursid meteor shower is underway right now a...

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Saturn’s rings are disappearing fast

Saturn’s rings are disappearing fast

Experts believe that the sixth planet in the Solar System could run out of rings in about 300 million years , a period "relatively short compared to the age of the planet" that is more than 4 billion...

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Bin collection date changes for Darlington this Christmas

Bin collection date changes for Darlington this Christmas

Those who would normally have their bins collected on Christmas Day will have then taken on Saturday, December 22 . However, pick-ups falling on Tuesday , December 25, will now be taken on Thursd...

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Former NASA engineer admits 'glitter bomb' video was partially fake

Former NASA engineer admits 'glitter bomb' video was partially fake

The glitter bomb worked so well for Rober that his friends ended up asking to borrow it so they could thwart their own package thieves. The YouTuber behind one of this week's most viral videos on t...

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Astronomers discover solar system's farthest object

Astronomers discover solar system's farthest object

Farout is approximately 500 kilometers (310 miles) in diameter, which is somewhat larger than "the Goblin" at 300 kilometers (186 miles) in diameter, and Farout is pinkish in color, indicating large q...

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Today is the shortest day of the year

Today is the shortest day of the year

As mentioned above, this Winter solstice 2018 is even more special as less than the day after the solstice, we will be able to see the last Full Moon of the year. The date and time of Winter Solstic...

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Snowy Google Doodle marks winter solstice

Snowy Google Doodle marks winter solstice

Is this the shortest day of the year? The moon will appear full both Friday and Saturday night and the next time a Cold Moon will appear so close to the solstice will be 2029. The last time a full ...

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Aquarium Apologizes For Calling Otter 'Thicc' In Viral Tweet After Backlash

Aquarium Apologizes For Calling Otter 'Thicc' In Viral Tweet After Backlash

The latest edition of a cutesy play on wokeness that turned uncomfortable (but then, surprisingly, turned into a teachable moment) was sparked off by a tweet from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. "Your ott...

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New Zealand's Rocket Lab shoots 13 little cube satellites into space

New Zealand's Rocket Lab shoots 13 little cube satellites into space

The spacecraft, including 10 CubeSats - mini satellites used for space research - are scheduled to be launched into low Earth orbit. "It's only been four weeks [since the company's first commercial ...

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Resources and Waste Strategy brings whole-system change

Resources and Waste Strategy brings whole-system change

United Kingdom environment secretary Michael Gove said: "Our strategy sets out how we will go further and faster, to reduce, reuse and recycle. Together we can move away from being a "throw-away" soci...

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NASA is reconstructing the InSight lander site here on Earth

NASA is reconstructing the InSight lander site here on Earth

The milestone occurred less than a month after Mars InSight's touchdown. It's the first time a robotic arm has lowered an experiment onto the Martian surface. The ground is slightly tilted so flight...

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Did You See The Bright Light In The Sky?

Did You See The Bright Light In The Sky?

The launch has been delayed four times now, most recently Tuesday night due to high winds. The Delta IV Heavy rocket will be carrying a secretive satellite for the U.S. "We have declared a scrub f...

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Climate change action 'just baby steps when we need a giant leap'

Climate change action 'just baby steps when we need a giant leap'

In the Paris Agreement leaders from a large part of the world agreed to, but aiming for no more than 1.5 degrees, compared to the era before industrialization. That prompted uproar from vulnerable c...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch aborted, delayed to tomorrow

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch aborted, delayed to tomorrow

The GPS satellite launch was originally scheduled for 2014 but has been hobbled by production delays, the Air Force said. The launch marks SpaceX's first so-called National Security Space mission ...

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Amazing Video Shows Virgin Enter Space For The First Time

Amazing Video Shows Virgin Enter Space For The First Time

In other words, the two Virgin Galactic pilots didn't actually reach the edge of Earth's orbit. Branson is now having a huge dick-swinging contest with fellow big dogs Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, wh...

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'Treasure trove' of dinosaur footprints found in southern England

'Treasure trove' of dinosaur footprints found in southern England

These include the first known Iguanodon in 1825, and the first confirmed example of fossilised dinosaur brain tissue in 2016. 'Usually you only get small pieces, which don't tell you a lot about h...

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Pence misses launch but treated to new SpaceX crew capsule

Pence misses launch but treated to new SpaceX crew capsule

The goal is to set up a command to oversee and organize space operations, accelerate technical advances and find more effective ways to defend US assets in space, including the vast constellations of ...

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Saturn is losing its rings quicker than expected, NASA warns

Saturn is losing its rings quicker than expected, NASA warns

The entire ring system will be gone in 300 million years, and taking into account the materials falling into the planet equator, detected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the rings may have less than 1...

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Climate deal close at marathon UN summit

Climate deal close at marathon UN summit

Michal Kurtyka, a Polish official chairing the talks in Katowice, sealed the deal yesterday after diplomats and ministers from nearly 200 countries approved. The language has later changed to "welcome...

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YouTuber rigs glitter and fart-spray bomb to catch porch pirates

YouTuber rigs glitter and fart-spray bomb to catch porch pirates

Rober, a former NASA engineer who worked on the Curiosity rover , put his smarts to a more earthly concern recently: stopping jerks who pilfer holiday package deliveries. The fake package contains a...

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Saturn losing rings at 'worst-case-scenario' rate

Saturn losing rings at 'worst-case-scenario' rate

Sad as this news is, it may finally help answer a longstanding question: Did the planet form with its rings, or did they materialize later? That's the conclusion of a new investigation into a phe...

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Owen downgraded in Qld, but could re-form

Owen downgraded in Qld, but could re-form

The area received about 253 millimetres of rain in the 24 hours to 9:00am Sunday, brought on by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen passing through on Sunday morning . One woman was rescued from floodwater on S...

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Judge sentences poacher to repeatedly watch Bambi for killing hundreds of deer

Judge sentences poacher to repeatedly watch Bambi for killing hundreds of deer

Berry is one of four Missouri defendants snagged in a wide-ranging investigation spanning state, federal and Canadian law enforcement agencies. " The deer were trophy bucks taken illegally, mostly...

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Astronomers Discover 'Farout,' the Most-Distant Solar System Object

Astronomers Discover 'Farout,' the Most-Distant Solar System Object

The object, formally called "2018 VG18" but nicknamed " Farout ", orbits some 120 Astronomical Units from the sun. Farout's obvious moniker comes from the fact that it's over three and a half times ...

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‘Christmas comet’ - the year’s brightest - to pass by Earth this weekend

‘Christmas comet’ - the year’s brightest - to pass by Earth this weekend

Wirtanen stands out among comets because its surface contains a lot of methane and carbon, as well as the usual water ice. According to the website Space.com, it won't be as pretty as Hale-Bopp was ...

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