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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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'Six and a half minutes of terror' before Mars landing

'Six and a half minutes of terror' before Mars landing

There are two almost identical MarCO spacecraft that launched with InSight last May, and have been trailing the probe on its flight to Mars. As InSight descends into the Martian atmosphere, it...

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'I don't believe' own administration's climate report

'I don't believe' own administration's climate report

Compiled as a result of collaboration by more than 300 federal government and independent scientists, the report warns that unchecked climate change will impact human health, safety, and cost the ...

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Dire warning on United States climate change impacts

Dire warning on United States climate change impacts

The federal government on Friday quietly released a major report warning man-made climate change is real and already having a devastating impact on the USA - just days after President Trump mock...

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New Space-Age Ion Propulsion Plane Has No Moving Parts

New Space-Age Ion Propulsion Plane Has No Moving Parts

Once the front wires are powered up, they attract surrounding air molecules and strip away negatively charged electrons - that's the ionization part. Batteries in the fuselage (tan compartment in fron...

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NASA Mars mission gets ideal explainer from The Oatmeal

NASA Mars mission gets ideal explainer from The Oatmeal

This announcement comes just a week before the NASA's InSight probe is scheduled to land on Mars . Jezero Crater is located on the western edge of Isidis Planitia, which is a very big basin nor...

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NASA launching safety review of SpaceX because Elon Musk smoked pot

NASA launching safety review of SpaceX because Elon Musk smoked pot

NASA did not give further details on the reasons behind the move, but the Washington Post , which first reported it , said the review was prompted by the recent behavior of SpaceX's founder El...

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Dead whale had 115 plastic cups and two flip-flops in stomach

Dead whale had 115 plastic cups and two flip-flops in stomach

The Indonesian government has pledged $1 billion annually towards reducing its plastic waste problem, but that's probably cold comfort to a whale that literally choked to death on garbage. In 2015...

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Trump ridiculed over advice to 'rake forest floors'

Trump ridiculed over advice to 'rake forest floors'

In addition to the destruction caused directly by the flames, the wildfires have also decimated the air quality in Northern California , including in San Francisco; air quality monitoring network...

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Scientists have discovered a ‘Super Earth’ just six light years away

Scientists have discovered a ‘Super Earth’ just six light years away

This was reported in the journal Nature . First is Proxima Centauri b orbiting Proxima Centauri and which is about four light years. "Or it may be what we call a mini-Neptune, like a scaled-down ...

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SpaceX One Launch Away From

SpaceX One Launch Away From "Most Launches In A Year" Record

The Falcon family of rockets is slowly growing into the most successful reusable booster in history. The motor stage is mounted on the bolts, not welded to the structure. "Launching rockets in to spac...

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A super-Earth orbits a famous star not far from our sun

A super-Earth orbits a famous star not far from our sun

With the continuous search for new planets , Institute of Space Sciences astronomer and the study's lead author Ignasi Ribas and his team used the CARMENES instrument at Spain's Calar Alto obse...

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Space unicorn Rocket Lab reaches orbit again in key first commercial launch

Space unicorn Rocket Lab reaches orbit again in key first commercial launch

Private spaceflight company Rocket Lab has launched its first commercial delivery to space, successfully sending seven payloads into orbit. Under this Motto, which alludes to a Song from the Ameri...

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Brexit: Four UK ministers on verge of quitting, EU rejects latest plan

Brexit: Four UK ministers on verge of quitting, EU rejects latest plan

Theresa May's Brexit plans have come under intense pressure after a bombshell ministerial resignation amid grave warnings from the DUP that they may withdraw vital Commons support for the proposa...

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Stephen Hawking personal effects fetch £1.8m at auction

Stephen Hawking personal effects fetch £1.8m at auction

Described as "arguably both literally and metaphorically the most-travelled wheelchair in history", the specially-adapted chair had originally been expected to fetch just £15,000. An early wheelchair ...

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Scientists create bionic mushroom that generates electricity out of microbes

Scientists create bionic mushroom that generates electricity out of microbes

This way, electrons traveled through the outer membranes of the microbes to the conductive network. Lab tests proved a white button mushroom cap offered the proper nutrients, moisture, pH and temp...

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US Federal Judge Blocks TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline

US Federal Judge Blocks TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline

While noting that Thursday's ruling does not completely terminate the Keystone project and that the "now ten-year battle is still far from over", Mark Hefflinger of Bold Alliance declared , "Farmers ...

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More protection United Nations says Earth’s ozone layer is healing

More protection United Nations says Earth’s ozone layer is healing

A United Nations study has revealed that the ozone layer is slowly recovering, and is even expected to be fully repaired by the 2060s. Referring to projected rates, the report says the northern...

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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Spots Cosmic Smiley Among Colourful Galaxies

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Spots Cosmic Smiley Among Colourful Galaxies

A detailed report on the recently received materials posted on the official website of the office for Aeronautics and space research United States of America in the social network Instagram. Hubbl tel...

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Scientists are now arguing about whether Oumuamua was sent by aliens

Scientists are now arguing about whether Oumuamua was sent by aliens

Yesterday, a number of astronomers criticized Loeb's conclusions, particularly the lack of direct evidence pointing to alien influence. Since scientists are not able to explain the unusual features ...

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Tesla to enter Indian market by 2019, says Elon Musk

Tesla to enter Indian market by 2019, says Elon Musk

In a conversation Elon Musk said that the auto is his own desire, and successful sale it absolutely not interested. However, this does not take the fact that the regulators are investigating wheth...

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Theresa May presents tweaked Brexit plan to cabinet

Theresa May presents tweaked Brexit plan to cabinet

Theresa May is expected to brief her cabinet today on proposals to avoid a hard border in Ireland through a UK-wide customs arrangement that would eliminate most checks on goods.
To ease Conservative...

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Delhi's air quality on brink of turning severe

Delhi's air quality on brink of turning severe

India will aim to reduce air pollution by 20% to 30% by 2024, an environment ministry official said on the sidelines of the first ever World Health Organization summit on air pollution in Geneva . ...

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Buhari Congratulates Brazil’s Bolsonaro On Election Victory

Buhari Congratulates Brazil’s Bolsonaro On Election Victory

Bolsonaro, who will be sworn in on January 1, defeated former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad in a runoff election held Sunday. The Globo newspaper, in a separate article citing unnamed sources clos...

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Research: NASA retires Kepler Space Telescope

Research: NASA retires Kepler Space Telescope

Kepler also characterized a class of planets that don't exist in our Solar System: planets between the sizes of Earth and Neptune, or 'super-Earths '. But after nine years and seven months of exp...

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MEGA ‘ALIEN WORLD’ discovering Kepler space telescope retires after finding 2,600 planets

MEGA ‘ALIEN WORLD’ discovering Kepler space telescope retires after finding 2,600 planets

Its discoveries have shed a new light on our place in the universe, and illuminated the tantalizing mysteries and possibilities among the stars. NASA launched Kepler in 2009, and despite mechanica...

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A NASA Spacecraft Just Broke the Record for Closest Approach to Sun

A NASA Spacecraft Just Broke the Record for Closest Approach to Sun

EDT Monday. U.S. space agency NASA boasted in a statement the Parker Solar Probe will continue to break even more records as it makes numerous approaches to the star. On its closest approach in 20...

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Sensor failure led to Soyuz launch failure, says Roscosmos

Sensor failure led to Soyuz launch failure, says Roscosmos

The executive director of the Russian space agency said today its investigation found the failure was caused by a malfunctioning sensor. Russian cosmonaut Aleksei Ovchinin and USA astronaut Nick H...

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Beauty, fashion brands promise to fight plastic pollution with new global commitment

Beauty, fashion brands promise to fight plastic pollution with new global commitment

Led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme, the Global Commitment brings together governments, businesses and NGOs around the world to ad...

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World's vertebrate population dropped by 60 percent since 1970, WWF says

World's vertebrate population dropped by 60 percent since 1970, WWF says

This reduction was especially marked in the tropics, with South and Central America suffering the most dramatic decline - an 89% loss since 1970. At the Northumbrian Hedgehog Rescue Trust just out...

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