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2018 fourth hottest year on record

2018 fourth hottest year on record

Globally, 2018's temperatures ranked behind those of 2016, 2017 and 2015. All five of the hottest years on record have occurred in the last five years, according to global temperature data release...

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Hirono: Green New Deal's Flight Restrictions 'Would Be Pretty Hard for Hawaii'

Hirono: Green New Deal's Flight Restrictions 'Would Be Pretty Hard for Hawaii'

The Green New Deal is an outline of objectives to transition the U.S.to 100 percent renewable energy in roughly 10 years. 'The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they...

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Telescopes capture moment of impact during eclipse of moon

Telescopes capture moment of impact during eclipse of moon

He added that he and colleagues had for years hoped to observe a meteorite impact on the moon during a total lunar eclipse . "Since January's full moon is also known as the Wolf Moon, that's led some...

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Did you spot the lunar eclipse this morning?

Did you spot the lunar eclipse this morning?

But it was a little more special than your average eclipse: It happened during a super moon. The Reuters news agency reported, "The best viewing of the one-hour total eclipse was from North and ...

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'Super Blood Wolf Moon' visible in South Florida this Sunday

'Super Blood Wolf Moon' visible in South Florida this Sunday

Total lunar eclipses occur when the moon moves into flawless alignment with the sun and earth, giving it a copper-red or "blood" appearance to those watching from below. "What happens in this partic...

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China and NASA shared data about historic moon landing

China and NASA shared data about historic moon landing

Liu Hanlong, who is leading the experiment, said Tuesday that potato seeds and rapeseeds also had sprouted, according to the South China Morning Post . The Chang'e 4 is the first mission to land on...

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Hubble Captures Best Ever Image of Triangulum Galaxy | Astronomy

Hubble Captures Best Ever Image of Triangulum Galaxy | Astronomy

Under dark-sky conditions, it appears as a faint, blurry object in the constellation of Triangulum (the Triangle) and is a target for amateur astronomers. Most notably, Triangulum's star formation is ...

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Britain Stages Mass Truck Jam to Prepare for No-Deal Brexit

Britain Stages Mass Truck Jam to Prepare for No-Deal Brexit

Up to 150 lorries are expected to take part in the exercise as the government begins its first major test of plans for possible border disruption in the event a deal is not done. Without some activity...

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Nightmare-scenario: USA national parks dispose of lock due to budget

Nightmare-scenario: USA national parks dispose of lock due to budget

The situation is fluid: Rumors spread Monday that Joshua Tree would close the campgrounds, though the Park Service's contingency plan indicates that campers will be allowed to stay and won't be ...

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1st PHOTO of moon’s ‘mysterious’ far side taken by Chinese probe

1st PHOTO of moon’s ‘mysterious’ far side taken by Chinese probe

At 10:26 am, January 3 Beijing time , China's Chang'e-4 spacecraft made a successful soft landing in the Von Kármán crater within the moon's South Pole-Aitken (SPA) basin. The collision is likely...

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NASA spacecraft sends images of icy object past Pluto

NASA spacecraft sends images of icy object past Pluto

The tiny, icy object resembles a snowman in the photo, which is just the first of a whole host of data that the space agency hopes to receive back. Countless objects like Ultima Thule - which is...

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We have a healthy spacecraft

We have a healthy spacecraft

The crucial report came via an antenna in Spain that's part of NASA's Deep Space Network, at just after 10:30 a.m. ET (7:30 a.m. PT) - 10 hours after the piano-sized probe flew past the 20-mile-wi...

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NASA mission plans New Year’s flyby of object 4 billion miles away

NASA mission plans New Year’s flyby of object 4 billion miles away

The object is so old and pristine that it's essentially like going back in time to the beginning of our solar system . New Horizons is expected to officially fly by Ultima at 12:33 a.m. In the icy,...

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Significant winter storm alert updated for Elliot Lake and area

Significant winter storm alert updated for Elliot Lake and area

Areas from northeastern South Dakota to southeastern North Dakota and west-central Minnesota are expected to receive a storm total of 12-18 inches of snow. Highs will top out in the low-40s, but the...

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Japan to leave IWC to resume commercial whaling

Japan to leave IWC to resume commercial whaling

Wednesday's announcement had been expected, but conservation groups warn the move will have serious consequences. Criticizing Japan's plan, Humane Society International said that while it welcomes...

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ULA scrubs spy satellite launch for 4th time

ULA scrubs spy satellite launch for 4th time

A Delta IV Heavy Rocket had been scheduled for launch at roughly the same time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, and many people across the state were gazing into the evening sky in hopes of seeing th...

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Branson 'wins space race' after successful Virgin Galactic flight

Branson 'wins space race' after successful Virgin Galactic flight

An exuberant Branson took the stage at the Mojave Air and Space Port here to congratulate the company and its employees for a successful test flight December 13 of the SpaceShipTwo vehicle named ...

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Geminid meteor shower: Where, when and how to see it

Geminid meteor shower: Where, when and how to see it

Bundle up and watch one of the best meteor showers before the year ends. An annual shower of meteors is expected to light up the sky on Thursday with up to 120 shooting stars every hour. But the...

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NASA's Voyager 2 makes milestone move into interstellar space

NASA's Voyager 2 makes milestone move into interstellar space

On November 5, Voyager 2's PSE recorded a sudden drop-off in the speed of solar wind particles, and has detected no more in the time that has elapsed since. For just the second time in history, a ma...

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NASA InSight Lander Sends Back Audio Of Martian Winds

NASA InSight Lander Sends Back Audio Of Martian Winds

NASA's InSight spacecraft took a color-calibrated image of its robotic arm using its Instrument Deployment Camera on December 4. "Capturing this audio was an unplanned treat ", said Bruce Banerdt,...

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SpaceX Launches 20th Rocket but fails to make the Landing Spot

SpaceX Launches 20th Rocket but fails to make the Landing Spot

The launch itself was a success, but landing the rocket for reuse didn't go as planned. The mission was SpaceX s 16th mission for NASA as part of a long-term contract to ferry supplies to space. The...

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Can save $5.11 trillion in healthcare costs if climate change goals met

Can save $5.11 trillion in healthcare costs if climate change goals met

But while the study applauded the 15 percent global uptick in efforts to use renewable energy sources over the past 10 years, it said that governments must work harder to expand these kinds of power p...

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Private enterprise will help NASA return to the moon

Private enterprise will help NASA return to the moon

NASA has not said anything about the condition of the other instruments on board, which include a French-made seismometer to study Marsquakes and a German self-hammering mole to measure heat's escape...

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NASA chief says Elon Musk won't be smoking joints publicly again

NASA chief says Elon Musk won't be smoking joints publicly again

Masten's XL-1 lander has two payload bays with the capacity of delivering an estimated 220 lbs (100 kilograms) of mass to the lunar surface. "I will tell you that was not helpful", Bridenstine told ...

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NASA spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey

NASA spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey

This was NASA's first attempt to land on Mars in six years, and all those involved are understandably anxious. It's hoped that a supersonic parachute , 12 descent engines, and some shock-absorbin...

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