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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Launches to

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Launches to "Touch the Sun"

The unmanned spacecraft's mission is to get closer than any human-made object ever to the center of our solar system, plunging into the Sun's atmosphere, known as the corona, during a seven-year missi...

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NASA launched a probe to 'touch the sun'

NASA launched a probe to 'touch the sun'

The mission may help scientists predict space weather events that can wreak havoc on Earth. It'll fly just over 6 million km from the surface - protected from the searing temperatures by a revolutio...

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Grieving killer whale carries dead calf for over two weeks

Grieving killer whale carries dead calf for over two weeks

The rescue team has approval in both US and Canadian waters to give J50 medication, but there is no such plan for another member of the population of southern resident killer whales that has scienti...

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Spacewatch: Firing up for a close encounter with the sun

Spacewatch: Firing up for a close encounter with the sun

NASA is all set to launch its historic small car-size probe to "touch the Sun" from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3.33 am EDT (1 pm India time) on Saturday. The mission will track ...

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Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

A stunning, natural spectacle is set to light up night skies across the world this weekend, and those living in Dubois County should have a good seat to the show. The Perseid meteor shower is an annua...

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Hurricane John forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

Hurricane John forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

Hurricane Hector, left, can be seen heading west toward Hawaii. The storm traffic for the rest of the season, which ends officially on November 30, won't be almost as robust, Philip Klotzbach, hurrica...

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SpaceX launches, lands Falcon rocket that could fly a third time

SpaceX launches, lands Falcon rocket that could fly a third time

The reusable stage one booster touched down on the droneship "Of Course I Still Love You" approximately nine minutes after launch. But Tuesday's launch of an Indonesian communications satellite was ...

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Red Tide Kills Thousands Of Fish, Marine Life Along Florida’s Southwest Coast

Red Tide Kills Thousands Of Fish, Marine Life Along Florida’s Southwest Coast

Red tide is the name given to the blooms of a species of microorganisms that have a distinct red colour. According to the Miami Herald , Florida has been dealing with one of the worst red tides in...

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Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama’s Strict Emissions Standards

Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama’s Strict Emissions Standards

It could also become a polarizing issue in elections in November. California attorney general Xavier Becerra said in a statement , "The Trump administration has launched a brazen and unlawful attac...

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NASA to announce new astronaut class on Friday

NASA to announce new astronaut class on Friday

After years of vehicle development and building anticipation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa ) has now put the crew in commercial crew spacecraft. "This accomplished group of...

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Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

Chao. The company went on to say the " proposal includes a range of options, and we will carefully evaluate how each aligns with FCA's goals of continuous improvement in vehicle efficiency". The Obam...

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Underground lake with liquid salt water found on Mars

Underground lake with liquid salt water found on Mars

Detected via ground-penetrating radar, the lake is thought to be around 20 kilometres (12 miles) wide. Analysis of that data had already identified a highly reflective region beneath the thickest ...

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Heavy rain in NYC may bring street flooding

Heavy rain in NYC may bring street flooding

Heavy downpours combined with a saturated ground will give us the potential for localized flooding. If you live in a flood prone area, be on alert for quickly rising water, and have a plan on where to...

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‘Blood moon’: How to watch longest total lunar eclipse of the century

‘Blood moon’: How to watch longest total lunar eclipse of the century

In the United Kingdom, the total phase of the eclipse will end at 22.13pm and the eclipse will end completely at 12.30am on Saturday. Social media is already flooded with excited Europeans excla...

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Possible lake spotted under a polar ice cap-on Mars

Possible lake spotted under a polar ice cap-on Mars

The discovery was published the highly-respected scientific journal Science , and followed research carried out by the Rome-based National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) which found a large reser...

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Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than in prior attempts

Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than in prior attempts

The booster and capsule - both repeat flyers - landed successfully. "We will begin selling tickets sometime after our first human flights and are focused on developing New Shepard ", the company sai...

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Astronomers find 12 new moons around Jupiter

Astronomers find 12 new moons around Jupiter

The orbits of the new moons are marked with thicker curves. One moon detected by Sheppard and his colleagues is the smallest Jovian moon ever discovered. The curious find might shed light on how many ...

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Hearing a 'victory notch in Putin's belt': Federal Bureau of Investigation agent in Russian Federation probe

Hearing a 'victory notch in Putin's belt': Federal Bureau of Investigation agent in Russian Federation probe

The Justice Department's inspector general has criticized Strzok and Page for creating the appearance of impropriety. "I never think that works well for a witness", the host continued. On Thursday, St...

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Women's March slammed for goof in statement on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination

Women's March slammed for goof in statement on Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination

That could be the case , but for now, pressure has ramped up on Sens. With Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., receiving cancer treatment in his home state, Republicans need all 50 Republicans, plus Pence a...

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Trump considering two women for Supreme Court; will announce pick July 9

Trump considering two women for Supreme Court; will announce pick July 9

Henry McMaster and Rep. Dan Donovan, of NY, prevailed in primaries Tuesday. Kennedy personally delivered his retirement letter to the White House on Wednesday afternoon, after he told his fellow...

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'Nasty' heat wave ahead for region

'Nasty' heat wave ahead for region

On Sunday , the sun will rise at 6:01:43 a.m. and set at 9:07:18 p.m. Unfortunately, Friday and Saturday are expected to be almost as hot, with highs in the mid to upper 90s. Some residents are...

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US Supreme Court judge to retire

US Supreme Court judge to retire

His departure will leave four justices appointed by Democrat presidents and four by Republicans. The left, clearly hoping for some sort of an upset in the Senate races in the fall, wants to invoke t...

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BNSF: Estimated 230000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

BNSF: Estimated 230000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

Tank cars carrying crude oil are shown derailed about a mile south of Doon, Iowa, Friday, June 22, 2018. Governor Adam Gregg listen to flood victims while visiting the northwest Iowa flood regions a...

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Ikpeazu advocates for social orientation,legislation in combating plastic pollution

Ikpeazu advocates for social orientation,legislation in combating plastic pollution

Islamabad-Oxfam in Pakistan and its partner Indus Consortium launched a campaign to tackle plastic pollution in Pakistan. "The Government of Canada will continue to drive progress on the environment...

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NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Chemical Building Blocks For Life On Mars

NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Chemical Building Blocks For Life On Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered chemicals the agency considers to be the "building blocks" of basic life forms in soil found on Mars, the aerospace agency announced Thursday. The organic-rich...

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