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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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Government climate report warns of worsening USA disasters

Government climate report warns of worsening USA disasters

A White House spokeswoman said the assessment was "based on the most extreme scenario", although the report explores the differences in the impacts of climate change based on pollution levels and ...

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NASA's InSight lander on track for Mars touchdown on Nov 26

NASA's InSight lander on track for Mars touchdown on Nov 26

Immediately after planting, the head of the mission Mars InSight STU, Spet, comes the 16-minute pause so that the dust in the area of the landing had subsided, and then begin the process of disclosure...

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Stephen Hawking's original PHD thesis tops $750000 at Christie's

Stephen Hawking's original PHD thesis tops $750000 at Christie's

It was sold for almost twenty times what it was expected to snatch at auction, and its sale will benefit both the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association . " Stephen Ha...

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Trucks stopped from entering Delhi for three days from today

Trucks stopped from entering Delhi for three days from today

The overall AQI of the city was 11 times the permissable limit. Any reading over 100 is considered hazardous and a danger even to healthy people. There was a similar spike in air pollution levels in...

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Scientists reveal mysterious 'Oumuamua' object could be an alien spacecraft

Scientists reveal mysterious 'Oumuamua' object could be an alien spacecraft

The object's "excess acceleration" when it travelled through our solar system and its peculiar trajectory distinguishes it from comets and asteroids , the researchers explained. "Carl Sagan once said...

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‘Post-Diwali, fireworks could propel air quality levels back to severe’

‘Post-Diwali, fireworks could propel air quality levels back to severe’

The state's Pollution Control Body has been directed to initiate criminal prosecution against violators while the Delhi government said, "It is fully prepared to implement odd-even scheme when neede...

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Spacewatch: Nasa retires planet hunter after it runs out of fuel

Spacewatch: Nasa retires planet hunter after it runs out of fuel

Originally positioned to stare continuously at 1,50,000 stars in one star-studded patch of the sky in the constellation Cygnus, Kepler took the first survey of planets in our galaxy and became Nasa...

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Parker Solar Probe Breaks Record, Becomes Closest Spacecraft to Sun

Parker Solar Probe Breaks Record, Becomes Closest Spacecraft to Sun

When the Parker Solar Probe makes its first pass around the Sun, on November 5, 2018, it will reach a closest distance (perihelion) of just 24.8 million km, and it will be travelling at a speed of 3...

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Watch the Moment a Damaged Sensor Caused the Soyuz Rocket to Fail

Watch the Moment a Damaged Sensor Caused the Soyuz Rocket to Fail

The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin failed minutes into the October 11 flight, sending their emergency capsule into a sharp fall back to Ear...

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Brazil's Bolsonaro wins presidential run-off

Brazil's Bolsonaro wins presidential run-off

Bolsonaro rose in prominence amid disgust with Brazil's political system. The election campaign has been deeply divisive. Several Brazilian heavyweights came out against him, arguing that he wa...

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Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still no threat to land

Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still no threat to land

Forecasters said Oscar is expected to become a hurricane later Sunday as its track curves toward the North Atlantic. Maximum sustained winds are near 105 miles per hour (165 km/h) with higher gusts....

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Microplastics Found in Human Gut

Microplastics Found in Human Gut

According to the latest study , microplastics with a diameter of between 0.05 and 0.5 millimeters were found in the feces of eight people aged between 33 and 65 from eight countries - Austria, Britai...

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Stephen Hawking Wheelchair And Other Personal Effects To Be Sold At Auction

Stephen Hawking Wheelchair And Other Personal Effects To Be Sold At Auction

Included among the items belonging to the iconic scientist will be one of his wheelchairs , one of five copies of his Cambridge University Ph.D. thesis " Properties of Expanding Universes ", and a sc...

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NASA says will use Russia's Soyuz rocket again despite accident

NASA says will use Russia's Soyuz rocket again despite accident

NASA has Soyuz seats booked until November 2019, after which it hopes to use private US companies such as SpaceX and Boeing to ferry its astronauts up and down. Appearing at times emotional, he...

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Seven of the Most Devastating Hurricane Michael Photos You'll Ever See

Seven of the Most Devastating Hurricane Michael Photos You'll Ever See

Soon enough, Mexico Beach's emerald waters and sugar-sand beaches were covered in a dark sea of debris, she said. In the meantime, search and rescue is the priority. "It is going to go fast", Trump ...

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Urgent, collective actions required limiting global warming: United Nations body

Urgent, collective actions required limiting global warming: United Nations body

Emissions of other greenhouse gases, such as methane, also will have to drop. Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization ( WMO ), said that there was "extreme urgen...

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Visuals of How Much Damage Hurricane Michael Inflicted on the Gulf Coast

Visuals of How Much Damage Hurricane Michael Inflicted on the Gulf Coast

Charlotte, North Carolina's largest city, was expecting as much as six inches of rain and wind gusts exceeding 30 miles per hour. For these hard-hit places, Michael - which came ashore as a Categor...

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