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NASA finds planet outside solar system that may have water

NASA finds planet outside solar system that may have water

Since Kepler is no longer hunting for planets, NASA is now hoping that a new space telescope will aid in the search: the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite ( TESS ). For what it's worth, sev...

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Australian beaches close amid jellyfish sting uptick

Australian beaches close amid jellyfish sting uptick

And between December 1 and January 7, 22,282 people were stung across Queensland-compared to 6,831 during that same period the year prior. "If you're stung by a bluebottle try and pick off the tenta...

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First partial solar eclipse of 2019 to be observed today

Out of five, there will be two total solar eclipses , one partial lunar eclipse, one partial solar eclipse and one lunar eclipse. The first partial solar eclipse this year will start at 2:34 am...

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Authorities investigating disappearance of Quebec woman, Italian companion in Burkina Faso

Authorities investigating disappearance of Quebec woman, Italian companion in Burkina Faso

In a Facebook group , the family of Edith Blais, said she and her friend Luca Tacchetto were driving through Burkina Faso when they disappeared. The pair was supposed to stay in the capital for four...

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China's Chang'e-4 spacecraft lands on far side of the moon

China's Chang'e-4 spacecraft lands on far side of the moon

The Yutu-2 rover moves across the far side of the Moon . The posting says the Jade Rabbit 2 rover had succeeded in establishing a digital transmission link with a relay satellite that sends data ...

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NASA Probe Sends Back First Images Of Ultima Thule

NASA Probe Sends Back First Images Of Ultima Thule

The larger spherical object is called "Ultima" while the smaller one is called "Thule". The mutual gravity of Ultima Thule's lobes appears to be holding the pair together, and scientists theorise th...

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Chinese Rover Lands on Dark Side of the Moon, First Photos Released

Chinese Rover Lands on Dark Side of the Moon, First Photos Released

His team analyzed a huge amount of lunar remote sensing data from multiple sources and created high-precision and high-resolution topographic models of the northwestern South Pole-Aitken basin, where ...

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China's Yutu 2 Rover Makes Tracks on Far Side of the Moon

China's Yutu 2 Rover Makes Tracks on Far Side of the Moon

While China is the first to land a spacecraft on the far side, there have been plenty of detailed photographs taken by orbiting spacecraft. A photo released by the agency showed the rover stopped a...

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The First Solar Eclipse of 2019 Is Coming This Weekend

The First Solar Eclipse of 2019 Is Coming This Weekend

This weekend is ideal for searching for the night sky's brightest star, Sirius, and if you have good binoculars or a telescope, you can find the faint star cluster near it. During eclipses the sun is ...

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Quadrantid shower: How to watch 2019's first meteors tonight

Quadrantid shower: How to watch 2019's first meteors tonight

The Quadrantids have been known to produce some 50-100 meteors in a dark sky. The International Meteor Organization predicts the peak of the shower to be at 2 a.m. That said, the best viewing times ...

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Annual meteor shower should be visible in southern Colorado

The best hours are late night and early predawn-and tonight is when the show is going to reach its peak. The Quadrantid meteor showers are known for being slow-moving and colorful, including green, ...

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NASA New Horizons image shows weird Ultima Thule looks like a snowman

NASA New Horizons image shows weird Ultima Thule looks like a snowman

It will take almost two years for New Horizons to beam back all of its observations of Ultima Thule . Kuiper belt objects "are the first planetesimals", he said. Mutual gravitational attraction k...

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Chance to see meteor shower in skies over north-east tonight

Stargazers in Singapore will be able to view the shower without the use of binoculars or telescopes, provided there is clear weather, said the Singapore Science Centre, adding that they can expect to ...

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Chinese rover set to land on dark side of the moon

Chinese rover set to land on dark side of the moon

A simulated landing process of Chang'e-4 lunar probe is seen through the monitor at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. The mission is part of China's ambitious push to...

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Icy Ultima Thule, far beyond Pluto, looks like a snowman

Icy Ultima Thule, far beyond Pluto, looks like a snowman

Now they will work to download and look through all of the data sent back over that long distance, a process that could take years. "I'm here to tell you that last night, overnight, the United State...

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NASA confirms distant Ultima Thule fly-by

NASA confirms distant Ultima Thule fly-by

Whereas Pluto is roughly the size of the United States, Ultima could fit atop Washington, D.C. This means New Horizons has to get much closer to the little space rock to examine it, and the encounter ...

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China probe readies to land on dark side of the moon

China probe readies to land on dark side of the moon

China launched the first mission to the moon that is set to make a soft landing on the moon's far side, sometimes called the dark side. Tidally locked to the earth, the moon rotates at the same ra...

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Nasa spacecraft zips by most distant world ever studied

Nasa spacecraft zips by most distant world ever studied

From its brightness and size, New Horizons team members calculated its reflectivity, which is only about 10%, or about as dark as garden dirt. "The Kuiper Belt is a scientific wonderland", Stern...

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Six arrested for killing, eating endangered langur monkey

Six arrested for killing, eating endangered langur monkey

Vietnam is now home to plenty of other endangered species, including the Christmas Island frigatebird and the Siamese crocodile. The langur is reportedly one of the 12 endangered species in Vietnam,...

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Trump EPA Says Mercury Limits On Coal Plants Are Not 'Necessary'

Trump EPA Says Mercury Limits On Coal Plants Are Not 'Necessary'

Under the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards , or MATS, enacted under former President Barack Obama, coal-burning power plants were required to install expensive equipment to cut output of mercury, whic...

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NASAs New Horizons to reach most distant object on New Years eve

NASAs New Horizons to reach most distant object on New Years eve

On January 1st, 2019, the spacecraft will come very, very close to Ultima Thule. Dr Alan Stern, the NASA New Horizons mission's head, said: "What will Ultima reveal?" JHUAPL oversees the New Horiz...

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Usher in the new year with a total lunar eclipse

Usher in the new year with a total lunar eclipse

Because the Earth blocks the sun from casting any light directly on the moon, it's only visible with indirect light filtered through the Earth's atmosphere. Finally, the "wolf moon" is just another na...

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Recycle right this Christmas: Christmas Cards and Wrapping Paper

Recycle right this Christmas: Christmas Cards and Wrapping Paper

Bows and ribbons , ornaments and lights are among the items that need to go in the garbage. No worries if they lose their stickiness, a little tape works just as well. As you continue to undeck your h...

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As air quality dips in Delhi, industries shut for three days

As air quality dips in Delhi, industries shut for three days

Delhi's air quality had turned "severe" on Saturday. "Recovery of air quality mainly got delayed due to slowing down of surface winds and persistent thin layer of fog, which normally do not stay for ...

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Japan to resume commercial whaling, but not in Antarctic

Japan to resume commercial whaling, but not in Antarctic

Japan has defied worldwide protests to conduct what it calls "scientific research whaling", having repeatedly said its ultimate goal is to whale commercially again. Despite the fact that Japan officia...

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SpaceX blasts off powerful Global Positioning System satellite for USA military

SpaceX blasts off powerful Global Positioning System satellite for USA military

A rocket carrying a U.S. military navigation satellite blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral yesterday, marking the space transportation company's first national security space mission for the US....

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We Won't Have a Winter Solstice Like This Till 2029

We Won't Have a Winter Solstice Like This Till 2029

How is the Winter Solstice observed throughout the world? Usually, the December solstice occurs on the 21 or 22 but occasionally it can fall on the 20 or 23, albeit rarely. In the Southern Hemis...

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50 years ago: US astronauts provided divine surprise

50 years ago: US astronauts provided divine surprise

In the summer of 1968, astronaut Frank Borman was deep into training as the mission leader to test the Apollo command and lunar modules in Earth orbit. To the relief of mission controllers, fixes ad...

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SpaceX successfully launches satellite for 1st national security mission

SpaceX successfully launches satellite for 1st national security mission

The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a roughly $500 million Global Positioning System satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 8:51 a.m. It dropped the lawsuit in 2015 after t...

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We should boycott Japan if it resumes commercial whaling

We should boycott Japan if it resumes commercial whaling

But that position changed when the IWC voted down Japan's proposal for resuming commercial whaling by 41 to 27 at an annual meeting in Brazil in September, prompting Tokyo to issue a veiled threat of ...

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