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This is What Mars Sounds Like, Courtesy of NASA InSight

This is What Mars Sounds Like, Courtesy of NASA InSight

The rumbling noise that you can hear in the clip includes the vibrations that are caused by the winds flowing over InSight's solar panels which were recorded by the lander's sensitive seismometer...

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China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon’s far side

China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon’s far side

This mission, besides being a major first for the China National Space Administration, aims to explore and study both the surface and subsurface of the lunar region. This tin will contain water, a...

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Chinese Spacecraft Launches on Mission to the Far Side of the Moon

Chinese Spacecraft Launches on Mission to the Far Side of the Moon

The rover is scheduled to observe the possibilities for sustaining plant life and seek potential water sources in the previously unexplored expanse, as well as conduct astronomical experiments aided b...

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Greenland's ice sheet melt rate unprecedented, happening faster than anybody thought

Greenland's ice sheet melt rate unprecedented, happening faster than anybody thought

Study lead author Luke Trusel , of Rowan University in New Jersey, US, said: 'Melting of the ice sheet has gone into overdrive. Significantly, they've confirmed that the increasing melting rate is...

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EPA announces rollback of Obama-era coal emissions rule

EPA announces rollback of Obama-era coal emissions rule

It would cause hundreds of billions of dollars in damage each year by the end of the century, the government's National Climate Assessment said. Ironically, the new tax law approved by the Republica...

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InSight lander captures 1st sounds of Martian wind

InSight lander captures 1st sounds of Martian wind

InSight science team member Tom Pike says the lander acts like a giant ear as the solar panels respond to the wind. The first is an air pressure sensor inside the lander, which collects "meteorologic...

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SpaceX Rocket Misses Landing Pad and Falls Into the Ocean

SpaceX Rocket Misses Landing Pad and Falls Into the Ocean

SpaceX is contracted to carry out resupply missions to the ISS through 2024 using the Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft. Today's incident marks the first time the Falcon has failed to la...

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SpaceX Suffers Malfunction in Landing of Falcon 9 ISS Resupply Mission

SpaceX Suffers Malfunction in Landing of Falcon 9 ISS Resupply Mission

It's SpaceX's 16th cargo mission as part of its contract with NASA. The mission also marks SpaceX's 20th launch of the year. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket vaulted off the pad from California's Vandenberg...

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Hawaiian monk seal has eel removed from its nose

Hawaiian monk seal has eel removed from its nose

Researchers first spotted a seal with an eel nasal appendage in the summer of 2016, emailing colleagues who initially thought it was a joke. In what is truly a freaky phenomenon reportedly stumping ...

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Crew from aborted Soyuz mission to get second chance at ISS mission

Crew from aborted Soyuz mission to get second chance at ISS mission

Their Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft launched from Baikonur at 5:31 p.m. (1131 GMT; 6:31 a.m. EST) then entered a designated orbit just under nine minutes later. They were welcomed by Roscosmos cosmonaut ...

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REx arrives at Bennu asteroid, sends back fly-in images

REx arrives at Bennu asteroid, sends back fly-in images

Both Bennu and Ryugu are near-earth asteroid, with a diameter of about 500 meters and 900 meters respectively. "During our approach toward Bennu , we have taken observations at much higher reso...

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Only you can save us from climate disaster, Attenborough tells UN

Only you can save us from climate disaster, Attenborough tells UN

The UN Climate Change Conference COP24 has started today in Katowice, Poland . Just last week, the UN's environment programme said the voluntary national contributions agreed in Paris would have ...

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions See Largest Jump in 7 Years: Global Carbon Project

Carbon Dioxide Emissions See Largest Jump in 7 Years: Global Carbon Project

Attenborough said: "Right now we are facing a manmade disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change ". Frank Bainimarama, prime minister of Fiji and president ...

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People Injured in Destructive Tornadoes That Hit Illinois

People Injured in Destructive Tornadoes That Hit Illinois

The exact number of tornadoes won't be known until crews survey the damage, beginning Sunday. If most are confirmed as tornadoes, Miller said that would be the most tornadoes in IL in a December storm...

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Soyuz 'successfully' launched into orbit: Roscosmos

Soyuz 'successfully' launched into orbit: Roscosmos

Rocket docks at space station A Russian-made Soyuz rocket with a three-man crew arrived at the International Space Station yesterday in the first manned mission since a failed launch in October. Anne...

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NASA Spacecraft Descending on Mars

NASA Spacecraft Descending on Mars

This afternoon, it will pierce the Martian atmosphere at 12,000 miles per hour. The InSight spacecraft was built near Denver by Lockheed Martin . InSight needs to navigate a potentially perilous ...

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SpaceX launches 64

SpaceX launches 64 "smallsats" in record flight

The launch has been postponed three times - once to accommodate additional pre-flight inspections, another time due to weather, and on Sunday to "conduct additional inspections of the second stage, ac...

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Soyuz heads to ISS on first manned mission since October failure

Soyuz heads to ISS on first manned mission since October failure

Kononenko, McClain and Saint-Jacques smiled and gave thumbs up to the cheering crowd including relatives as they ascended into the Soyuz capsule. The trio aboard the rocket will be on the Internatio...

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France to consider imposing state of emergency following mass riots in Paris

France to consider imposing state of emergency following mass riots in Paris

France is considering introducing a state of emergency after Saturday's riots in Paris and demonstrations across the country in protest over fuel prices rises and the cost of living. Parts of centra...

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Safely on Mars, InSight Unfolds Its Arrays and Snaps Some Pics

Safely on Mars, InSight Unfolds Its Arrays and Snaps Some Pics

Farah Alibay, a systems engineer at JPL for four years, told the Sun in May, just before the mission launched, that the satellites' success would be critical for similar missions in the future. On Nov...

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Global Emissions Gap Widens Despite Climate Efforts — UN

Global Emissions Gap Widens Despite Climate Efforts — UN

This followed three years of carbon pollution from energy and industry being relatively flat, which prompted hopes emissions were peaking. What this instills is that, governments and countries will ...

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NASA looks to outsource Moon delivery services

NASA looks to outsource Moon delivery services

Under Space Policy Directive-1, the agency will lead an innovative and sustainable exploration of the Moon together with commercial and worldwide partners. Davenport talked to Bridenstine, who said ...

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NASA Names 9 Private Companies in Competition to Build Moon Probes

NASA Names 9 Private Companies in Competition to Build Moon Probes

NASA's Moon to Mars program was launched in September, a result of President Donald Trump's space policy directive instructing NASA to "lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration wit...

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NASA's Mars Lander Is Going To Have A Very Busy Two Years

NASA's Mars Lander Is Going To Have A Very Busy Two Years

The area where InSight is landing is called Elysium Planitia, a particularly flat area of Mars where hazardous loose rocks are absent. This is the eighth successful Mars landing. MarCO-B took this i...

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New Zealand rescuers save six stranded whales

New Zealand rescuers save six stranded whales

The conservation department however suspects that the reason for the death of the whales was that the whales had been beached for an entire day without being noticed. Conservationists drove eight of t...

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Room erupts as NASA's Mars probe lands

Room erupts as NASA's Mars probe lands

Practically speaking, InSight is Mars' first geophysicist. It was NASA's eighth successful landing at Mars since the 1976 Viking probes, and the first in six years. The plain is near the equator i...

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Trump Rejects His Government's Warning of Climate Change Costs

Trump Rejects His Government's Warning of Climate Change Costs

A new federal report says US efforts to address climate change have expanded but not enough to stave off substantial damage to the economy, environment and human health. Due to United Nations rules, h...

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Scientist's claim of gene-edited babies creates uproar

Scientist's claim of gene-edited babies creates uproar

Prof He Jiankui announced this week that he had helped to edit a pair of twins' DNA as embryos to ensure that they could not contract HIV . News of the research was first reported by the Assoc...

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Brexit survey - have YOUR say on the nation's future

Brexit survey - have YOUR say on the nation's future

Mrs May made the announcement in her third statement to the Commons on leaving the EU. Chancellor Philip Hammond has said the deal is better than staying in the EU. The E.U. gave U.K. Prime Minister...

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NASA’s InSight Spacecraft Successfully Touches Down on Mars

NASA’s InSight Spacecraft Successfully Touches Down on Mars

InSight, or Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is going to explore a part of Mars that we know the least about: its deep interior. The landing triggered cel...

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